So after publicly admitting that enormous conventions like San Diego Comic-Con are just too big for me, I have to take a moment to point out two things I’ll sorely miss out on by not attending this year’s SDCC. The first is the guitar pictured above. This Peavey Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster is one of only 100 glow-in-the-dark models available, and you can register to win it starting July 23 at Diamond Comic Distributors‘ Booth #2401!
If that’s not enough, Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. tournament at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25, with prelims starting at noon. Slots are limited, so fans are encouraged to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina — adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, located at 333 W. Harbor Drive — for a coveted chance to participate. Those of us stuck at home will have to suffice with tournament footage streamed live on Nintendo’s Twitch channel. Cold comfort, to be sure, but at least it’s something.