Woke up late and then went immediately to the Game of Thrones experience across the street from the Omni hotel. I arrived around 10:45, not knowing it would be a full 4+ hours until I actually got into the exhibit proper. The exhibit is very fun, but less impressive at first glance due to the green screens and simple decoration at the entrance. Luckily the folks I was near to in line were friendly and I even handed out a few business cards – truly I could not have done the wait without my new friends and line buddies.
Inside of the game of thrones experience there are several photo stations. You can be burned alive by a dragon, pose with a greatsword, hack away at a photo of yourself creating aan artful silhouette and of course get your picture taken on the Iron Thorne.
There were also a few costumes from the series though there were significantly fewer pieces from the show. All in all, I had a great time, and I highly reccommend the exhibit if you’re a Game of Thrones cosplayer, or if you just don’t mind waiting in line for some really cool photos and videos.
I spent 11am – 5pm engaged with the Game of Thrones exhibit so it was great to finally get out into the showroom floor for a couple of hours. I caught up with artist friends and took many photos.
In the evening I went to the MTV party for he promised free drinks and booze. They were about what you would expect for free, bit I did meet some cool folks and we were recruited to be “pretty people,” aka space fillers, for their special airing Sunday. I went to bed way to late due to some great conversation.
If you’re here in San Diego I hope you’re having a fantastic convention, remember to hydrate and eat your fruits and veggies, and check out the rest of my pics below!
Side note: comic con international had some breaking news yesterday: they’re working on an Internet archive of every panel going back years and years. A representative said they hope to have the site up by April of next year. The end goal is to make it so you can watch the panels during the panels… Which they have always said they would never do. So some big news & very cool for anyone who is not at comic-con and hopes to see what it’s all about in the comfort of their living room. And just imagine being in the convention in one hall and watching a panel going on in another… one day very soon this may be possible.