If this is a taste of what San Diego Comic Con has in store for me, I’d best head back home right now.
Akemi and I were up at 6:00 a.m. this morning so that we could get to the airport well in advance of our fight’s departure.
As it turned, out well WELL in advance as our flight – like most flights today- was delayed. In our case, by an hour and a half.
And then told it would be another hour and ten minutes before we could leave…
Since there are, amazingly, no direct flights from Vancouver to San Diego, I estimated that we would be arriving in San Francisco just in time to see our connecting flight leave. But, as it turned out, this mass United Airlines inconvenience worked in our favor here as our connecting flight was ALSO delayed by 90 minutes.
We eventually made it to San Diego and, after checking in, we headed out to dinner – my knee still aching from the painful position I’d fallen asleep in enroute from SF, my left ear still throbbing from the pressure change. And that’s when I received an email from ADT Security informing me that my house alarm had been tripped and would I like the police to investigate?
By the time the police, my dog sitter who’d been out for dinner, and Ivon (who kindly offered to swing by my place and investigate) had checked it out, it was thirty minutes later and I was nursing a full-blown headache. As it turns out, it was a false alarm – but my headache was past caring.
Following a throughly mediocre meal, we returned to the hotel – where I discovered these in my nightstand…
Not a good sign.
Also, the in-room air conditioning starts up with a sound akin to a rusty hamster wheel. Or a robot hyena.
Still, I should consider myself fortune. Because of the flight delays, poor Jodelle isn’t get in until after midnight while Anthony will, no doubt tonight, be enjoying the amenities of San Francisco’s finest airport hotel.
BIG DAY tomorrow! Press! That autograph session! And our panel!
Autograph sessions at the Dark Horse Comics booth (2615):
Thursday at 5 p.m.
Friday at 3 p.m.
Dark Matter panel, Thursday night from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in Room 6BCF
with Melissa O’Neil, Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, Anthony Lemke, Executive Producers Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza, and yours truly.
Finally, here are a few teasers ahead of Friday night’s all-new episode of Dark Matter:
And previewing Episode #107’s clash of the androids:
Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular paloosa!