It’s finally here. Tomorrow we get on a flight to head to the Super Bowl of Fandom: San Diego Comic Con.
We still can’t believe that we’re going. After weeks of arduously reading every fan forum we could in order to get insider information, after studying the schedule meticulously, after making to-do list upon to-do list, the time has finally come to just shut up and DO THIS. We’re ready…yet not ready. As professional attendees of New York Comic Con, we’re aware that no schedule can be set in stone. Panels fill up unexpectedly and things can change at the very last-minute. Nevertheless, we have our ideal schedule along with our expectations and dreams for them. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram all week for our updates. Detailed posts will go up when we return from the con bruised, bloodied, utterly content, and ready to do it all again in 2016. LET’S DO THIS.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Wildest Dreams: Jennifer Lawrence orders pizza for all of Hall H and we just hang out for an hour.
Expectation: Actually, that could happen.
Expectation: We get a trailer for Series 9 and Steven Moffat swears Hall H to secrecy. Peter Capaldi will be dead sexy in his first Comic Con appearance.
Wildest Dreams: Said footage will include canon Whouffaldi. Peter and Jenna spy us in the audience and demand that we be cast in the Christmas Special.
Expectation: Someone in the audience makes a “Sudden but inevitable betrayal” reference.
Wildest Dreams: Con Man is actually the production code name for Firefly Season 2
Geeks Go Glam Party
Wildest Dreams: We actually get there in time to get gift bags.
Expectations: We party for 20 minutes before passing out Gallifrey One style.
Wildest Dream: That Sage won’t be spoiled for the entire series.
Expectation: She will be.
Expectation: No one misses Tom Cruise.
Wildest Dream: Stark Sands jumps on the table and gives us a little “Soul of a Man”, reprising his Tony-nominated role from Kinky Boots.
Marvel Television Presents
Expectation: Hayley Atwell is flawless and makes a reference to 90’s hip-hop. James D’Arcy makes us swoon. Clark Gregg is a precious feminist sunflower.
Wildest Dream: Kim starts to care about Agents of SHIELD.
Expectations: Tatiana Maslany is a perfect unicorn and makes the whole room cry. Everyone mourns Delphine. Kristian Bruun is a teddy bear. Kristian and Tatiana recreate the Alison and Donny twerking scene. We weep outside the doors of this panel because we stayed at the Marvel Panel too long.
Wildest Dreams: Jordan Gavaris gets locked out of the panel too and we spend the whole panel gossiping and trading skin care tips in his hotel room.
Nerd Nite Party sponsored by National Geographic Channel
Wildest Dreams: We find nerd boyfriends.
Expectation: We stuff our faces with the free food.
Breakfast with OJ and a Side of BAMF
Expectation: Our new BFF Lyndie Greenwood hogs all the waffles.
— Lyndie Greenwood (@LyndieGreenwood) July 1, 2015
Wildest Dreams: A massive group singalong to the theme song, complete with live bagpipers. Sam Heughan does the panel wearing nothing but the Fraser Tartan.
Expectation: Being impregnated just from being in the room with Sam Heughan despite him being in street clothes and sporting his naturally dirty blonde hair. Getting a sneak peek at season two.
Wildest Dream: Gillian Anderson shows up. Bryan Fuller tells the room that this whole business about the actors being released from their contracts is NONSENSE and that Amazon will be producing two more seasons.
Expectation: A love fest to send our favorite cannibal off to that great big TV set in the sky. Bryan Fuller is a Hannigram Tumblr account come to life.
DC TV Night
Wildest Dreams: Stephen Amell does the salmon ladder shirtless. Arthur Darvill remembers us since we’ve met him multiple times. Jesse L. Martin serenades the room with the “I’ll Cover You” reprise. Marc Guggenheim assures us that everything in Arrow Season 3 AFTER “Don’t ask me to say that I don’t love you” was but a fever dream. Grant Gustin cries like the precious china doll he is. We get confirmation that Iris West will flourish like a precious butterfly. Supergirl is everything we WANT it to be.
Expectations: Brandon Routh is smug. Arthur Darvill is self-deprecating and wearing a t-shirt with cats on it. Amell flashes his abs for the audience (again). Grant Gustin is an actual puppy dog. Supergirl will have its problems but we’ll watch it anyway. Iris is shoved aside for another Felicity-esque character. Victor Garber will be a boss.
Geek Nation and Epic Pictures Roof Party
Wildest Dreams: We do shots with Retta and become best friends.
Expectation: We don’t get in.
Stalking Nerd HQ’s Conversations for a Cause
Wildest Dreams: We manage to sweet talk our way into another edition of “Tom Hiddleston takes you to church” when he announces a surprise panel.
Expectation: We wait several hours hoping to get standing room tickets to ANYTHING that day.
Wildest dreams: We’ll find everything we want to see without any problem. Also all the offsite events will still have swag to give us on Sunday.
Expectation: We’ll get lost and have to go into the map several times.
Wildest Dreams: Someone comes up with a better tagline than “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World”. Heroes recaptures the magic of its first 13 episodes. The Quinto gives us eyebrow maintainance lessons.
Expectations: We remember how much Heroes went off the rails post season one.
Will YOU be at SDCC 2015? What’s on your list of things to see? Let us know in the comments!