Thursday, July 21, 2011

San Diego Dreaming

So. San Diego Comic-Con, huh?

Preview Night was last night, and in just a couple of hours, the madness that is the official Day One will begin in San Diego. Hundreds of thousands of fans, creators, actors, directors, and--I'll just say it--weirdos, will make their pilgrimages to the mecca of geekdom, or the Dork Prom, or whatever else you'd like to call it.

And here I sit, at my desk, thousands of miles away.

As much as I've talked about not really wanting to be at Comic-Con--you know, because of my utter abhorrence of large, sweaty crowds--I always feel a bit left out on the first day of the show.

First days are always the best--everything's new and everyone's excited.

As cons wear on (and I'm assuming this is especially true of something as insane as San Diego), things tend to drag a bit. People get tired and frustrated with the crowds, or money runs out, or you just get to the point where, if you see one more cosplay Blue Beetle, you swear you'll start throwing haymakers.

Maybe that's just me.

Anyway, for today at least, I'll be all whimsical about what I'm missing--all the sights, sounds, books, art, panels, explosions (What? There's a new Michael Bay movie out now), creators, etc.

But here's a way to "be there" without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Or, in my case, my own car.

Starting tonight at 6:00 PM and running straight through until 3:00 AM Monday morning, the official Comic-Con Radio channel will cover, well, I'm assuming pretty much everything that's going on at the Show of Shows.

That's right. Comic-Con has a radio station. An official radio station.

And it's on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, channel 141. You can check out the details right here, and remember to tune in today, starting at 6.

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