I’ve worked hard to impart my positive impressions of the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International to you lovely people, but that is not entirely representative of my experience this year. Here’s where the real talk begins.
Day three of Comic Con began the same way as the previous two: with us showing up too late to run the Assassin’s Creed obstacle course in a timely fashion. We even planned to wake up at a certain point and get that thing out of the way first thing in the morning. Instead, it continues to mock us from the ground below our balcony. It may not be in the cards.
After a crowded night in which three adults shared one king-sized bed (much tossing and unrequited cuddling ensued), the second day of the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International arrived. We woke up pretty early, as you’re wont to do when you’re bed is just too full. We had a hazy conception of what we would do with our morning, but we weren’t going to plan things out too strictly. That’s just not our style.
The social event of the season is finally here. I mean, “social” isn’t quite the right word. As much as geek culture has become mainstream and accepted, there is still a lot of awkwardness in San Diego come convention time. But now that my crew and I are here, Comic Con better get ready to get down.
“Being prepared” is an essential skill – so essential that one of our more homophobic organizations exists solely to cultivate said skill in young boys. I myself was never a Boy Scout, but I understand the importance of preparation, even if I don’t always do the deed as well as it could be done.