2008 Comic-Con Day 1:Crowds And More Crowds

Published 7 years ago by , Updated September 4th, 2012 at 8:37 am,

Well Comic-Con hasn’t REALLY started, but today (Wednesday) was “Preview” day. Screen Rant contributor Bruce Simmons and I went to the San Diego Convention Center to register and it took us well over an hour and a half of waiting in line to get our press passes.

We spent some time walking the floor of the main area and as it turned out Bruce is quite the photography buff so this year you’ll actually get some decent pictures to go with our Comic-Con coverage.

The place was incredibly crowded considering the fact that tonight was preview night – only people who had purchased four day passes were allowed access and the place was wall to wall people. I can’t imagine what it will be like on Saturday!

We spent well over an hour and a half waiting in a very long line to get our press passes for the Con, leaving us about an hour to check out the floor of the main hall, which is MASSIVE. We could not believe the number of people there on preview night considering that only those who have 4 day passes had access. I can not imagine what the place will be like on Saturday!

I didn’t know that Bruce is a photography bug, but you’ll benefit from it as we’ll have more images to go with our Comic-Con coverage than last year: Below you can find a gallery of images from the Con so far.

There I am geeking out with a full size mockup of the Iron Monger armor from Iron Man.

We took some time to walk the floor then head back to the hotel to regroup (meaning: figure out how to get into the DC Universe party that I forgot to RSVP to).

There’s me (looking scary-insane) and Bruce having way too much fun at the DC Universe party on Wednesday night.

Tomorrow the panels begin and being a last-minute guy, I’m working out what exactly we’ll be covering. The highlights will be the (cough) Day the Earth Stood Still panel and The Watchmen panel. Speaking of Watchmen, they had a full size mockup of Night Owl’s ship on the floor which was pretty damned cool.

watchmen ship interior 2008 Comic Con Day 1:Crowds And More Crowds

night owl watchmen ship 2008 Comic Con Day 1:Crowds And More Crowds

We’ll be providing daily coverage on various goings-on over the next few days. If you want to see a few more pics from the Con, check out the images below.

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  1. Looks like you guys are having a blast, baring any crazy happenings I will see you folks there next summer!!

  2. Man those crowds are insane! Not something that I like getting stuck in.

    The exhibits do look stellar though which surely makes it worth the hassles.

  3. the Iron Monger looks pretty sick, as well as Night Owl’s craft.

    It’s too bad Comic-Con became less about comics and more about TV shows, video games and Movies in recent times. Prior to 2006, this event NEVER sold out, now you can’t even get passes 2 weeks before. It’s too overcrowded to even get to see the things you want :(

    That being said, I’ll probably be there next year, lol.

  4. Sorry Vic, but I have to ask (especially after seeing the display ) is there any new news on the He-Man movie?

  5. @Brooster We’ll see if anything comes out on the film over the next few days. I don’t think I saw anything in the schedule though…


  6. I allways knew Vic was scary insane.
    Nice picture Bruce take more !!!!

    Oh the crowds I’m glad I didn’t go afterall. Thanks for going the extra mile Vic. My feet hurt just looking at the photos.

    That Iron Monger looks a little small in the picture.

  7. Kudos on the coverage. Pics amp the vicarious experience up 100%.