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Good evening! Day 2, Friday, definitely required me to up my game on dealing with the crowds. Of the 3 1/2 days I’ve spent at SDCC, this was the day where I was able to spend the most time wandering the exhibit hall and explore at my own pace. In addition, I had wonderful experiences getting to know more about AMC’s The Terror: Infamy, and celebrating Impact Comics launch of their first title, Neon Future.
But first, the exhibit hall!
I think this is going to turn into a post of its own, but unlike the numerous other major cons I’ve attended in the past, there people waiting in line EVERYWHERE. For EVERYTHING. Yes, there are lines elsewhere, but nothing at all like what I saw here. Day 2 was also when I noticed the “Hall H Campground”, where guests have turned “holding a place in line” into an absolute art form!
After getting to take my time on the exhibit hall floor, including buying some souvenirs for my husband and sons, it was time to get back to work. I had back-to-back afternoon events: a press conference with the cast and creators of AMC’s The Terror: Infamy, immediately followed by the panel.
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Cast and producers of AMC’s ‘The Terror: Infamy’ answered press questions about bringing to life personal experiences in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. Don’t worry readers, I’ve got you covered with how — or whether — you can watch with your kids. @geekmomblog @comic_con @theterroramc @amc_tv #sdcc2019
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@georgehtakei is changing the rhetoric in how we describe the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. “Japanese internment camp” suggests they’re operated by the Japanese government. In reality, they were “American internment camps”. I’m at the The Terror: Infamy panel where we were treated with an extended trailer and opening sequences. The Terror: Infamy premieres on @amc_tv on August 12th and I cant wait to see more! @comic_con @geekmomblog #sdcc2019 #sdcc50
After the panel, I met the other GeekMom writers nearby to celebrate a relatively new comic book company, Impact Theory, which launched their first title, Steve Aoki’s Neon Future, this past spring. We had a chance to hear CEO Tom Bilyeu tell us about his motivation for how they planned to turn the comic industry on its head. I had a very nice time talking to artists, including one of the writers, who described a television-writer-style group approach to writing these stories.
So that’s my Day 2 — which definitely had more “me time” than did Day 1, but I still have plenty of great information I still need to share. On Sunday I fly back to Colorado, and I intend to write up Day 3 for you while on the flight, which was 12 solid hours of getting one great experience after another, including my Charlie Bucket moment!