MeFites @ San Diego Comic Con 2012?
posted June 27, 2012 11:16 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu July 12 at 8:00 AM, San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
I can't be the only MeFite going to Comic Con this year. What about the rest of y'all?
posted by Hello Darling to Exhibition (14 comments total)

I'm going.
posted by artlung at 12:30 AM on June 28, 2012

I don't know. I am in San Diego, but budget is an issue. What would it cost? Where can I get more info?
posted by Michele in California at 10:02 AM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

If you don't have tickets to Comic Con at this point, you are not going to have tickets. That doesn't prevent you from going to events around con, like Trickster for example.
posted by artlung at 10:19 AM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'd be up for a gathering. I both live in San Diego and am going to Comic-Con on a press pass. I haven't been to a Metafilter gathering in something like 10 years. :) Having an event at the time of Comic-Con without it being in the midst of the convention would be ideal. I can make meet-up recommendations away from the Gaslamp and Convention Center, if you want them. Place near a trolley line or within walking distance.
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:27 PM on June 28, 2012

I would be cool with meeting people, if it can be worked out. Though it sounds like Comic Con is not possible for me at this point. Embarcadero Park is right there by the convention center, as is Sea Side Village...and no doubt lots of other options if the intent is to make it easy for out-of-towners showing up for the Con.
posted by Michele in California at 4:27 PM on June 28, 2012

I'm only there Friday and Saturday -- Thursday morning won't work for me. Based on initial lack of interest -- do we think this is happening?
posted by artlung at 2:54 PM on July 2, 2012

I don't think so. I seem to have scared everyone off.

Is it the blood soaked claws? Or the venom dripping fangs?

Just wondering.
posted by Michele in California at 3:37 PM on July 2, 2012

I'm up for a San Diego meet-up, but I'm not going to Comic Con.
posted by studioaudience at 7:21 PM on July 2, 2012

I'm up for a meetup. Last year I hung out downtown about the same time as the Zombie Walk, which was good times and I recommend it. I'm not going to the Con, so it would need to be something adjacent but not requiring any kind of credentials.
posted by Lyn Never at 9:17 PM on July 3, 2012

Based in part on some of the remarks above, I am going to suggest a Saturday meetup. Anyone care to suggest a time and place? What types of activities usually work well for meetups? I hav nevr done a mefite meetup.

posted by Michele in California at 12:03 PM on July 5, 2012

I'll be in San Diego, I don't have any SDCC pass so I'm looking for something to do on the periphery. But I'm only in Weds-Friday, so maybe let's meet Friday instead?
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:44 PM on July 9, 2012

Friday is fine with me. I was just trying to get the ball rolling. I have no clue how this works.

posted by Michele in California at 6:47 PM on July 9, 2012

For other events not Comic-Con, check this article: Is Comic-Con our Art Basel? (full disclosure: I got a special thanks for providing some background and information to the writer).

I'm up for a meetup, but I'll be concentrating on Con mostly. Sunday would work best for me if we're trying to get together *away* from Con.
posted by artlung at 11:59 AM on July 10, 2012

OK, full disclosure here: I just woke up after a great night volunteering for w00tstock, and I fly out tomorrow. And after reading Todd VanDerWerff's article which mentions how this year's CCI is even bigger and the volunteers even more incompetent, I am definitely going to try a few tricks I know to bluff-check my way into the Con floor.

Assuming that doesn't work, there's always WB's "Extra @ Comic-Con", Gam3rCon or Sega's Arcade.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 8:22 AM on July 13, 2012

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