Well, well, well. The folks at SDCC put out a final batch of tickets from the last round of cancellations. There were 5,000 tickets. As with the last first and second rounds, we got set up to wait in line (online) with the other x-thousands of chumps that also have been trying to get in. Out of the gates, we were in fairly good position in the queue, but since the people in front of us had the option to buy multiple tickets … well, let’s just say our pessimism rode high today. After much nail biting, we got to the head of the class. Good news? We scored. Bad news? We only got Thursday and Sunday tickets.
We’re not sure how we feel about this. Yes, we’ll probably still go, if only to get a shot at a 4-day pass for 2013 (you can still buy those on-site, right?). But what the hell are we supposed to do Friday and Saturday*? All we can say is there had better be some crazy deals for graphic novels on Sunday. We want all of the vendors to do well, but still be hungry enough to give us some sweet comic book love (i.e., good reads for cheap).
Here’s a nothing kick in the junk. The only hotel (that we could afford anyway) we could find somewhere along the San Diego trolley-thingy lines is in San Ysidro. Oh, we can’t wait. If any of our readers lives in San Diego proper and wants to rent couches to crash on, drop us a note. There will probably be two of us. Since many of our readers appear to be in Europe (we still don’t understand that) and because our blog is banned in California, we’re guessing we’re not going to be getting many invites.
So, cheers, we guess. We’ll see you other fortunate monkeys there. We’ll be the ones with the Comics A-Go-Go! t-shirts. If you can find us there, you’ll win a special prize. We’ll give you an autographed one dollar bill. So, let’s see. We have 7 readers. We throw out the 2 European, the Brazilian, and the 3 Americans on the East Coast. That leaves Trisha in Las Vegas (we couldn’t think of a more generic name other than Mary and that name seems too old-school for a Comic-Con attendee) and she has told us emphatically that she will NOT try to find us at the Comic-Con after our spoof of Hellboy (hey, we liked our Gelboy post). So, we’re keeping our dollar, we guess.
* Yeah, right. Nothing to do in San Diego. Hah. So, we’ll probably spend time at La Jolla snorkeling (can’t wait), swimming, and not-surfing. We never learned to surf. Shame that. If we have enough money left over after Thursday, we may go to the Wild Animal Park or Zoo or Old Town or something. Too many choices.