My SDCC 2016 Friday Experience – Nerd Dynamic Podcast 8 Preview

Since I’ve been having some computer problems, I thought I would do an impromptu preview post of the next Nerd Dynamic Podcast:

I don’t want to spoil too much before the podcast happens, so I won’t go into a lot of detail, but this year I was lucky enough to go to Comic Con for a day. It was super enjoyable, as always, and as always, I wish I could have done more. It seemed to be less crowded than other times I went as well. Don’t get me wrong, there were still a TON of people, but it actually felt like there was some breathing room for once. I got there pretty early, so when this day of the convention officially started I went to do something that I knew would develop an extremely long line later on. What did I do? I went and met famous youtuber, Markiplier.

 

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Markiplier!

I can’t say too much about this interaction yet, but I’m glad that I actually got to meet him and now I have a picture with him and a signed poster as souvenirs. I had hoped to meet other youtube personalities that day as well but they were much more elusive and Markiplier was probably the only one in a booth (and that had giant pictures of him around it!).

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If only the youtubers walking around had been this easy to find.

A good majority of my day consisted of walking around seeing if certain booths had any interesting things happening or checking how long lines were to play upcoming video games.

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This picture looked better before I uploaded it I swear!

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Games like Resident Evil 7 and Batman VR were only playable if you had a wristband given to attendees on the morning prior.

There were several panels I had interest in, but a lot of them were either: a)impossible to get into, b)at a time after I planned on leaving the convention center, or C) On a different day. The one panel I was intent on going to however, was the How to Build A Geek Brand panel featuring: Tony B. Kim (author of Crazy 4 Comic Con Blog and creator of Hero Within Inc.),  Jamie Broadmax (creator of Blackgirlnerds.com), and Chris Gore (Comedian & Writer).

I made sure to take notes at this panel and got plenty of good advice for getting a bigger following, and I’m still looking at those notes as I write this post.

Later on, at the DC booth, there was a signing for the video game Injustice 2. Of those who signed, the only ones I really knew were Phil LaMarr (Static Shock, Samurai Jack, many others…), and Laura Bailey (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, many others…). I made sure to take a picture with these two as well because they are some of the best voice actors in the business.

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Another great Comic Con experience overall, and I hope to be able to get a 4 day pass next year!

After my day at Comic Con had ended, I went to the nearby Game Grumps live show, what was that like and what did I think of the movie and show trailers shown at Comic Con? You’ll have to tune in to the next episode of the Nerd Dynamic Podcast to find out! Hopefully to be released sooner than later.

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Game Grumps Live!

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