San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, and I can honestly say it was the best one I have attended. This was the fourth consecutive year I have attended. Managed to get everything on my wish list and visit most of the panels also.
Steven Universe was my favorite panel. It was a musical, all of the songs from the episode entitled Mr. Greg were performed. The panel was moderated by Ian Jones-Quartey. All of the gems voice actors were in attendance and of course Steven himself Zach Callison. Rebecca Sugar, creator, and the composers of the show were there as well. In between songs they spoke about creative processes and inspirations for particular sounds for individual characters. Rebecca was brought to tears to see the love and admiration people had for her creation.Estelle gave an amazing performance of the song Stronger than you to close the show. The crowd went wild. The Q&A segment of the panel had insightful and zany questions from fans. Prior to attending the panel I was lucky enough to win the raffle for autographs from everyone at the panel. My wife and I had poster and a Garnet Pop! figure signed.
We also attended the Nickelodeon All That Reunion. Nostalgia bomb of huge proportions! Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg and Kel Mitchell were in attendance. The best part of the panel was Kel telling the origin story of the good burger skit. Which was him finding a Milli Vanilli wig and doing an early 90s Keanu Reeves impression.
We made it into the illustrious Hall H for the first time. It was everything I had hoped for. The air was crisper and I could hardly smell the usual body odor synonymous with nerd conventions . There really needs to be an official antiperspirant for this convention. Anyway I digress. I was witness to the Cumberpatch in person. He was rambling about his tv show Sherlock. While I am a fan of the show there wasn’t much showmanship. I spent most of the time watching Finding Nemo with my 2 year old son. After what seemed to be a fortnight later the Supernatural panel started. This cast really knows how to con. Jared, Jensen and the rest of the cast did backflips from back stage until they reached their respective seats. This show has been on for 12 years and it shows, I actually mean that in the best way possible. The comradery amongst this group is electric and they are hilarious to watch. The trailer for season 12 was exciting and left the crowd with roars and cheers.
Next year’s Comic Con dates have already been announced and I’m already crossing the days off my calendar.