San Diego Comic Con

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Thursday at the Con

Today I spent a good bit of the day just roaming, looking over as much of the Con as I could get access to.

I wore my new fedora hat and one of my Season Fourteen scarves.

Ballroom 20, where the Doctor Who and Torchwood panels will be held on Sunday, has changed the entrance to the bay side of the convention hall.

I'm going to the Hayao Miyazaki panel tomorrow morning, so I'll use that as a dress rehersal for Sunday.

I walked the Exhibit floor for several hours, meeting up with several friends from Gallifrey One.

The folks at BBC America were kind enough to tell me that David Tennant was due to fly into Los Angeles, where he was to attend several meetings and then come on down to San Diego Comic Con.

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San Diego Comic Con 2009

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WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE.

Every year I swear I'm never coming back and every year I do.

San Diego Comic Con is not a convention.  It's a trade show.  It's also a social experiment in frustration.

There's too many people crammed into a huge space.

Someday, something awful is going to happen.  Sure hope I'm not here to see it.

Anyhoo, arrived in beyootiful San Diego, dropped stuff off at our amazing hotel (it's in an old bank building) and then headed down to the Con.

We stood in the 'Professional' line (my DH owns comic book shops) out in the hot sun for over an hour.

Then we got to sit down in an even bigger line to get onto the Exhibit Floor for Preview Night.

It was a zoo.

But the big boys all had their booths rockin'.  DC.  Marvel.  Lucasfilm.  Disney.  Huge.

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Packing, packing, packing

Packing, packing, and re-packing.

Most of San Diego Comic Con is standing in lines or crushing through a crowd to get somewhere, so I'm restricting myself to one bag on the con floor, another one for back at the hotel with clothes and back up stuff.

I keep going back and forth over whether or not I should wear one of my scarves. . .  I'll pack one full sized one and a bunch of the sample scarves.

Got my digital recorder, the iPhone, of course, the good digital camera, the new MacBook, sound canceling headphones and regular ear buds.

The scarf I'm currently knitting on.

Business cards, photographs, my PodShock t-shirt, plenty of sharpies and my autograph book.

Got my tickets, my boarding pass, my hotel reservation number.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 156

"My dear Miss Shaw, I never report myself anywhere, particularly not forthwith."

Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 156
Running Time: 1:10:05

We break away from our usual format for a casual, loose conversational discussion on Doctor Who news covering everything from the Waters of Mars, San Diego Comic Con, Dragon*Con, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and more.

Hosted by Ken Deep, Tara Wheeler and Louis Trapani.

Underground Toys San Diego Comic Con 2009 Exclusives

Underground Toys have released images and descriptions of their 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusives. They seem to be the same exclusives as the figures being introduced as exclusives to the UK Forbidden Planet retailer (and could not ship outside of the UK, now we know why).

Sixth Doctor with ‘Real Time’ Blue coat - $19.99
This alternative costume was most visibly used in the BBC webcast 'Real Time' (having previously appeared on a few book and audio book covers). It varies vastly from the gaudy coat of many colors normally worn by Colin Baker's sixth Doctor whilst retaining some design elements including the dandy's tie and question mark shirt collar. For many fans this has become almost the preferred costume with it's more muted, less frivolous, colorways. Underground Toys are thrilled to be able to offer this new figure as part of their 2009 Exclusives program.

David Tennant, John Barrowman, and Russell T Davies at San Diego Comic-Con

Doctor WhoBBC America has announced that David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) and Russell T Davies (Executive Producer and Lead Writer) will be joining Julie Gardner (Executive Producer) and Euros Lyn (Director) at this year's San Diego Comic-Con

Together they all will be on a Doctor Who panel on Sunday, the 26th of July 2009 from 10 AM to 11 AM PDT at this annual event.

Meanwhile, John Barrowman (Captain Jack) will be joining Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner, and Euros Lyn on a Torchwood panel on Sunday, the 26th of July 2009 from 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM PDT.

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