We started out on Friday, arriving around noon, just in time to get into the Felicia Day panel. As fans of both Doctor Horrible and The Guild, this was a great way to start off the con! After the panel we headed to the main floor to check out the exhibits and vendors. I must say I was super excited to happen upon the Doctor Who Store equipped with a dalek! The crowd was thick but manageable at this point.
|Fan with WWII era Dalek|
After scarfing down our food we headed back to the Javits to get in line for Mark Hamill's solo panel. We got in line at the appointed place and waited patiently. Then the line started to move and comic con totally mismanaged the line letting people way behind us in front of us. Luckily we got in to the panel by a hair. It was interesting to learn he can't tell the difference between a dewback and bantha (for reals).
|Our view from the very back of the room...|
|In line in the big scary line room, not many people behind us (yet)|
|The line fills up...|
|The front of the line (I mean start of the stampede!)|
As soon as the doors open we made the mad rush for the next line. We were only 20 people or so from the front of this line. One of the best things about cons is the general good will and solidarity of those in line, we quickly bonded with a group (including a girl in a kick ass River Song wig). At a little past 11 am, we were finally in our chairs for the day. And no, standing in line so early does not get you seats in the front row. The first nine rows of the theater were reserved for those who ponied up $400 for their passes. Money does buy you access at Comic Con.
So began our countdown to the Avengers panel... First up was the Terra Nova panel, which was really good. First they showed us the next episode of the show then they brought out the two main stars.
|Terra Nova stars aka the bad guy from Avatar and that guy from the time travel cop show that got cancelled|
|Graham seemed a little flat...|
|The Nikita panel, Maggie Q is like get me out of here...|
|The crazy Ghost Rider directors|
|Zombie masses approaching the Walking Dead panel|
|Panelist taking pics of audience|