Comic-Con 2016 begins with a voyage beyond

By Jeri Jacquin and Jenise Jacquin

Has it been another year already? Every year I say that to myself gearing up to take on what has become iconic in San Diego. Hotel rooms are over flowing with the thousands who come from all over the world to enjoy everything that San Diego Comic-Con has to offer.

Let us not forget those who live right here in San Diego who are gearing up, dressing up and staying pumped up! It’s like Christmas in the convention hall as vendors bring amazing treats from the newest graphic novels, comic books and all things very cool.

The studios bring their newest works that will be hitting theatres along with the stars that will fill Hall H to its brim. Television brings their fans not only ongoing shows but also introduce us to what will be coming soon to our viewing line up.

What is even more awesome is that Comic-Con has spilled over into the streets of downtown San Diego in the parking lot of Petco Park, along the Bay Front and something can be found on almost every street.

This is what makes Comic-Con to unique in that if you didn’t get a badge it doesn’t mean you miss out on the fun. There are so many things to see, do and experience so break out your best and most comfortable pair of tennis shoes and join myself, Film Brat and Comic-Con Baby on a walk through all the excitement!

Tonight begins with Preview Night, but this year it is so much more than that. Warner Bros. Television brought their exclusive world premier screenings of the pilot episodes to five new shoes coming soon. They included “Riverdale,” “Powerless,” “People of Earth,” “Frequency,” “Time After Time” and “Teen Titans Go!”

Also, the new “Star Trek Beyond” was unveiled at the Embarcadero Marina Park to those lucky enough to have a golden ticket! Sitting in an outdoor theatre this is the first ever outdoor IMAX event where almost 3,000 people sat next to San Diego bay to be a part of something amazing.

If you were wondering about the commotion in the sky, fireworks — what better way to celebrate 50 years of “Star Trek” and all beginning from a sci-fi television series? A series that has become iconic in characters, both good and evil, to becoming a huge part of our culture. From the Star Trek theme that is equally memorable the evening took us all to the final frontier!

What a fantastic way to open San Diego Comic-Con right? Oh but don’t worry, we will be bringing you daily updates of what is happening!

Thursday promises DreamWorks Animation in Hall H with their presentation of the film “Trolls.” Open Roads Films offers up Oliver Stones’ next piece with “Snowden” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

CBS Television’s line up includes “Scorpion,” “American Gothic” and “MacGyver.” The USA Network will world premier the new drama “Falling Water” created by “The Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd. They also have a panel for the series “The Colony” and “Mr. Robot” for fans.

FOX brings their panels with “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “The Strain” and “Teen Wolf.” TNT offers up “The Last Ship,” with a panel as well as an exclusive Sneak Peek for its third season. FX brings more horror with “The Strain” and the munchers are definitely back!

HBO returns with “Silicon Valley” for a panel discussion about its third season with recently wrapped up. MTV also returns with “Teen Wolf” with executive producer Jeff Davis and a look at the upcoming season.

AMAZON’s new series “The Man in the High Castle” is returning to Comic-Con and make sure to check out their interactive set up as well.

Also, the list is endless of panels and presentations for graphic artist, breaking into the world of comic books, and spotlighting authors such as Sarah J. Maas and her work “Throne of Glass.”

Not enough? Well there is the Cartoon Network Costume Ball happening where dressing down is unacceptable! Cartoon Network will show clips of show favorites, show things never seen before and win some cool prizes. Seriously, isn’t that the best way to end the day?

We will be back to set you up for Friday’s selection of fun and remember — have fun, get out and enjoy our beautiful city and most of all — be safe!



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Jeri Jacquin

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