24 hours at Comic Con
This year I was 1% ready for Comic Con. I signed up for a professional pass. Aaaand that was about it. In the weeks leading up to Comic Con, I was busy setting up Alpha Studios at our new location, and delivering visual effects for Polaris Primetime for Disney XD. Then before I knew it, SDCC was upon us.
The fun kicked off a week early for me. I attended the Asian American ComiCon at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. I had the chance to listen to talks by Paula Yoo (Writer/Producer, Supergirl), and Lewis Tan (Actor, Marvel’s Iron Fist). They all shared their own unique journey on working in Hollywood.I discovered the awesome Podcast They Call Us Bruce by Jeff Yang (CNN contributor). Guess who they had on their live podcast session? George Takei! Ooh my!
Then the day came. I woke up very early and drove down to San Diego. I was immediately greeted by the friendly cosplayers and venue workers when I first got to the convention center. The exhibitors hall was filled with goodies. I soon got lost in the sea of art as I checked out the VR stations and the larger than life Lego creations. There was even a booth for Carrie Fisher’s items, to be auctioned. TOO SOON! IMO.
I had the pleasure of speaking on the Art Herione’s panel about how I used science in my day to day work as a visual effects supervisor.
Then, after the convention center closed, we ended up on a rooftop bar where I shared drinks with Darth Vader. On the drive back, I couldn’t help it but to give thanks to the universe (once again!) that I’m so lucky to work in a sector where the characters and universes we create are loved by so many people. They say, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I am in awe of the sheer mass and variety at SDCC. It formed the perfect circle of inspiration and admiration. Now onto the post SDCC recharge….