Alright, just got back from comic-con. I had an absolute blast. It was so great seeing so many famous people, artists and writers I respect, tons of street fighter stuff (and I mean TONS… it seemed like 1/2 the retailers had something Street Fighter for sale) and a bunch of surprises.
-Being able to buy the Shin-Akuma Bust without entering into a raffle like I heard mentioned.
-Getting a raffle ticket with the shin-akuma bust, then coming back at 6:30 only to catch a chun-li door poster tossed into the crowd.
-Staying for the drawing, only to be the FIRST ticket called, and winning an Akuma Nuby PS2 Controller.
-Getting art done by my favorite two artists, a Sagat by Arnold Tsang and a Ryu by Alvin Lee.
-Buying the Akuma Limited print, and having it signed by Arnold Tsang.
-Watching the ultimate street fighter panel, and getting a glimpse at how many people are honestly pushing street fighter as best they can.
-Meeting Seth Green, and getting his new comic “The Freshman” signed (Dude, read this comic, it’s original and funny)
-Watching Kevin Smith talk for an hour, was like comedy hour, and was incredible.
-Getting to see Stan Lee talk again, even in his old age he still has his wit.
-Tons of free stuff, from stickers to anime to manga to PS2 demos of Marvel: Rise of the Imperfects, even very nice tote bags.
-Lots of great costumes
-Finding out my Shin Akuma bust had a broken belt : (
-All the people who like to try and cut into a line you’ve been standing in for an hour
-The serenity/Slither panel. Since I was going hoping to learn something about serenity, I was sadly left out. That panel was for fans already, and not for people trying to get introduced to the movie setting.
-The fact that the street fighter panel room was so empty, wtf was up with that? I literally saw Street Fighter stuff for sale everywhere, and everyone was reading SOMETHING street fighter
-The fact that there wasn’t a proper preview of the Street Fighter Anime, just some clips and the head of the company talking over the clips. If the movie was completely done, as he said, show us a scene!
-Street Fighter is going to be sold pretty much through Blockbuster. The Card Game, the Anime, the Controllers, the TPB’s, etc etc. They want to make blockbuster “Your one stop SF shop.” But, who the fuck wants to go to blockbuster? Not me, personally. But, I suppose if it exposes SF to more people, I’m all for it, but PLEASE, for the love of god, do not make it Blockbuster Exclusive.
-The trolley. Everyone tries to get on it at the same time. You’re standing around for 15 minutes, waiting for a trolley to come. Then, when it comes, you cram like sardines into a trolley car with 5,000 other comic book dorks. I wished they would have put more cars on the tracks : (
-The thousand of middle aged, ugly women who feel the need to show as much skin as possible. shudder
-Watching Seth Green stop his signings to call a little girl dressed up as Elektra over for a photo op.
-Watching somebody pass Udon artist “Arnold Tsang” a copy of “Ode to the 2 hit combo” burned on a CD
-The tons of SOTA SDCC exclusives… glow in the dark blanka? wtf!!!
-Watching 10,000 people stand in line to try to get into Hall H, wrapping around the entire courtyard outside, when there are already 6,500 people packed inside.
-Black Dude,dressed up a a goofy looking superman, with a huge bulge in his pants.
-SF vs MK card game?!?!?! Blockbuster exclusive?!?!? Designed by the inuyasha card game people?!?!?