My first trip to SDCC was three years ago, and I swore I would never go back. The con is fun, but there are too many people, too many lines, and I don’t have the desire or will to sit in a panel room for six hours to see the one panel I really want to. When I went in 2012, I remember the line for the Futurama panel that was at noon the following day closing at 3 a.m. the night/morning before. 3 a.m.! People are nuts, yo.
I do have some decent appointments for games that I didn’t see at E3, so I’m very pleased about that and I have a few fangirl opportunities to interview voice actors that I have loved for many, many years. I just need to sit down and write out my interview questions so I don’t sound like a complete idiot. I’m going to sound like an idiot, that’s a guarantee.
I am going to make this a bit more of a vacation than E3, though. I’m not going to have wall-to-wall appointments, for starters. I will see some panels that I want to see. I will wait in line for games if I have to. I’ll bring books, comics, and my 3DS. I want plenty of vegging out time. If there’s a pool at the hotel, I’m going to take advantage of it. And I’m bringing my PS4 so I can get in lots of LEGO Jurassic World in so I can review that guide. It’s still a work trip, but I will have more fun this time than I did at E3, a/k/a more down time.
Chris is also going to be on vacation, so SGR may be a little barren this week. But I’ll post anything new and exciting if I hear more guide news at the show!