I can’t believe it, but my very first San Diego Comic Con is just a day away. First off, let me give you a sense of where I’m coming from. I got into this whole online movie reporting biz back in 2008, right after graduation from New York University. Ever since, I’ve manned the control panel, backing up teams of reporters as they ventured out west leaving me home sweet home to merely get a taste of the action as their stories rolled in. Three years later, it’s my turn and I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to be the one to bring the latest from the convention to the Shockya.com audience.
So, here’s my plan; I hit the ground running in San Diego tomorrow afternoon, so while picking up my press badge, I’ll be snapping some photos of the local scene. After that, it’s off to the Shark Night 3D event, a highlight for me as I’m a bit of a horror junky and quite eager to take a photo with the coveted mechanical shark.
From that point on, there is a schedule, but what I’m slowly coming to terms with is that things change constantly and it’s just not possible to get to everything. However, I do have high hopes to include The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Game of Thrones in my Thursday rundown. My fingers are also crossed for some Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark coverage, too. What I can guarantee are the goods from the Final Destination 5 event that evening. I told you; I really like horror!
Friday will likely kick off with The Walking Dead panel followed by a chat with the director of Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Eli Craig. Should time permit, I’m hoping to race over to the Fright Night press conference where Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, Dave Franco and Craig Gillespie will be on hand to talk about the film.
I’m hoping to squeeze in some more TV coverage on Saturday, but first it’ll be off to the Immortals panel in Hall H. Next up, will be some pressroom interviews with the cast of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and, from there, I’ll shoot back over to Tarsem Singh’s Immortals for some roundtable interviews. After that, hopes are high for some Nikita coverage followed by a screening of Griff the Invisible.
The crazy thing is this isn’t even the least of it. Like I said, the schedule is ever-changing, so I’ve just listed the events I’m most likely to attend here. What I can guarantee is that I will absolutely not stop from the second my plane lands to the moment I’ve got to head back to the airport to return home. Keep an eye on the site, as I plan to flood it with the latest from SDCC whether it be panel coverage, roundtable interviews or just photographs from the convention center floor.
If there’s anything I’m missing or if there’s an event you’d like me to add to the schedule, please feel free to contact me via Twitter – @PNemiroff. Sure, I’m psyched to be attending the big event myself, but I’m there for all of you, so don’t hesitate to submit some requests.