Preview Night at Comic-Con sets pace for the week

It’s here and it’s as epic as ever. San Diego Comic-Con International begins the next four days with Preview Night and it always brings in the crowds. Everyone is looking for something special, one of a kinds or hitting all the fun exhibits and hands on attractions that are pretty darn cool.

Everything in the main hall at the Convention Center can be found up and down each of the aisles. To give you a bit of a heads up of what you can expect to find, I’m going to run down as much as possible. Here we go!

Warner Bros., Lionsgate and ABC are in the 4500-4200 block of the hall with their offerings of what is coming in theatres and on television. Sharing real estate is AMC and their fantastic programming and 20th Century Fox ready to give you a shocker or two.

BBC America always captures my attention as I am a huge “Orphan Black” fan and it is also the home of the famous “Dr. Who.” Next door is STARZ and you can be sure your favorite “Outlander” series will be represented to the maximum. Netflix is going to grab the attention of fans of so many of their original programs and if you haven’t seen “Stranger Things,” well I have to wonder what planet you have been on.

Lucasfilms is close by and that’s where many people I know are going to be stationed to get word on what is to come and all the new goodies for fans. Seriously, I couldn’t walk past that exhibit if I wanted to as most know I’m a huge fan from before time was time. I plan to go to the Princess Leia gathering to celebrate the life of our own unique Princess – Ms. Carrie Fisher.

Animation isn’t about to be left out of the loop as Funmation brings their characters out to play, Cartoon Network is equally loved and you can be sure I’ll be looking for my favorites as well. Nickelodeon always brings the family fun and this year is no exception.

If it’s toys you happen to be looking for – you know – for the kids and the kid in all of us, well Hasbro, Mattel, Lego and Toynami can help you fill your bag so you might want to bring a couple of extra. You will probably find me in the Funko section because I have to get the Game of Thrones Funko’s, it is a moral imperative.

Video games are high on the list of places to visit in the hall as PC Games, Nintendo, Capcom, Xbox and more will tease and tempt the gamers with their latest adventures.

Of course what would Comic-Con be without – comic books! There are plenty represented by DC, Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, IDW publishing, Torpedo Comics and so many more. I don’t know how anyone is going to have time to go through them all but a way will be found because once a die hard comic fan, always a die hard comic fan.

Of course please visit the artists that bring their work to Comic-Con each and every year. I have found some of the most amazing illustrators from superheroes to action, fantasy and more. They are always so gracious and excited to talk about their work. Support them by stopping by and seeing all the amazing pieces and stories.

Making my way outside I knew it was time to have a little fun. First I began with the Bladerunner 2049 Experience and let me tell you – go there! It is an immersive experience that will give your more to look forward to with the films release.

Also, the sci-fi outdoor experience “The Expanse” is right next door so you can jump from one awesome interactive bit of fun right to the other. “The Expanse” is celebrating it’s second season and I had the chance to interview Cas Anvar about his role so being part of their outdoor experience was uber cool.

Then, Amazon Prime welcomed me to “The Tick” experience. “The Tick” is a series coming August 25 and I couldn’t be more excited. Going through their interactive offerings I had the chance to test my knowledge about “The Tick” and then challenged armed with my super wrist band to tap my way to find out what kind of superhero I am. In case you are wondering, I’m a “Super Citizen – When Destiny Calls You Answer!” so back off me man I’m a super citizen according to “The Tick!”

There are so many interactive exhibits to visit and you can be sure that I will let you know about everyone one of them. In the mean time, eat a hearty dinner and then rest up because tomorrow brings a day with a little something for everyone.

Here we go!



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Jeri Jacquin

Jeri Jacquin covers film, television, DVD/Bluray releases, celebrity interviews, festivals and all things entertainment.