It's my fourth SDCC, and it gets worst every passing year. I do remember when I was still back in PI wondering how it was like going to this event. And I did not imagine it to be this way. Long lines are now a staple, spending hours just to get into a panel or even to get those convention exclusives. Even getting freebies like bags, comics and pins can be 15 minutes (if you're lucky) of staying in line.
I went for five days which gave me the privilege to get my next year's tickets any day I want. But it was no better. I chose Friday, but I had to be in line at two in the morning and that's already more than a mile away long for a booth that doesn't open until 8AM.
Another complaint would be the lack of space at the convention. This has been an issue for years now. Huge crowd was such a headache!
I was actually looking forward to be with Happy, taking pictures of her with all the cosplayers, etc. But I soon realized that the Con was not as kid friendly as before.
I'm still hopeful that things would turn out for the best next year. But this is a shoot to the moon and I might as well ride a unicorn and have Wonder Woman as a bodyguard for next year instead.
I still did have fun and was able to get most of the stuff I wanted. Here's more highlights of this year's SDCC.