So the day is today, where if Comic Con participants were not successful in securing a hotel in the April 16th and April 23rd lotteries, if they noted on their submission form that they want to be waitlisted, they will receive an email over the weekend explaining the details of the waitlist hotel options. They will receive a follow up email this Monday morning with an active link to submit their reservation to the Comic Con priced hotels.
Thankfully, since I was lucky in reserving a hotel in the week 2 lottery (but I did click the option to be waitlisted if I did not get a hotel in the lottery), I don't have to participate in this waitlist.
For those of you carefully following what I'm sharing with you, now you know what to do to get a comic con hotel if you are able to attend next year.
To my shock, it was announced yesterday that neither Warner Brothers or DC Comics will be attending the 50th Comic Con this year. With Wonder Wonder 1984 and The Joker on their slate, for them to not be there is a fucking shock. Additionally, since WB won't be there, this diminishes Dune's chances of being there, unless Legendary Entertainment is able to pull something off. I just don't know. So that's the funky bad news. The good news is that this just allows me to have a more stress free time at Comic Con while I explore it for the first time, and be better prepare for Dune next year, and share this intel with you to help you prepare to attend next year. There is still an excellent chance for Dune related stuff to be there though.
I want to clarify. My shock is that WB is completely out, and not showing Wonder Woman 1984 (follow up to the 2017 box office smash) and The Joker (featuring a possible Oscar winning performance by Joaquin Phoenix), that is coming out in October of this year. For them to not want to highlight a new film on the single most menacing Batman villain is completely lost on me. I knew and prepared for Dune to not have a presence, as I wrote earlier in this thread, and I'm fine with that, but I'm really disappointed in that two favorite comic characters that I have loved since I was a kid, won't be at the 50th anniversary of Comic Con, and I'm not the only one annoyed.
But alas, this visit to Comic Con will still be off the hook and I'll have so much fun exploring this event for the first time, and without the pressure and stress of lining up in an unfamiliar process to try to get inside the coveted Hall H in order to see a possible Dune panel, or sneak peak of the film. My visit this year will be 100% exploring fun, getting familiar with the Comic Con process, and be totally prepared to attend next year when Dune WILL be there. So it's all good.
Post by chalametthegreat on Jun 9, 2019 7:05:42 GMT -8
You are going to have so much fun at 2019 SDCC!!! I think Marvel may be there this year to announce the next phase of films. And there are always surprises in terms of studio, film and actor appearances.
But as you said, 2019 SDCC will prepare you for 2020 SDCC when the Dune promotions go into full swing. I am definitely trying to buy tickets for 2020 SDCC and have followed your advice on that subject.
I still think with a book property like Dune the studio is missing a golden opportunity by not showing up at 2019 SDCC to start whetting the appetites of science fiction and fantasy fans who they will need to buy tickets to make Dune a success. Hopefully the promotional campaign will be great in 2020 and attract a lot of attention. And we know Timothee gives it his all when promoting his films.
Thanks chalametthegreat. In a way, honestly, I'm relieved that Dune won't be there next month. Attending Comic Con is a serious endeavour, and since this is my first time, it would have been so stressful and insane in trying to focus on getting to the Dune panel that I may not have enjoyed the entire event as I should. So this year, I'm going to have so much fun, and learn how to navigate CC so that I can be prepared next year, and to share my experience with fellow fans.
According to the latest from Warner Bros, they don't have trailers for Wonder Woman or The Joker completed in time for Comic Con next month, so they didn't want to half ass it. And considering that WB has attended CC for 20 years in a row, is telling that they don't have things completed to a level of confidence to share with the discriminating audience of CC.
The selfish Timmy fan in me wanted WB to use CC2019 to at least introduce the cast and have an autograph and Q&A. But, if they're going to be there in 2020, it makes sense to just save everything for next year instead of being redundant in having the cast there two years in a row. That's expensive and not utilizing everyone's time properly, especially since they will be filming through August.
Warner Brothers and DC Comics will have a combined exhibit at Comic Con. When it was announced that they weren't coming a couple weeks ago, it was just related to not having talent appearances/panels, and movie trailers shown in Hall H. But the exhibit is in full throttle. I expect to make that corner my hangout. Check out the exhibit layout below.
The San Diego 'Unofficial' Comic Con blog is a source of great information in the coming months/days of the con. On this page, they list the autograph sessions. And if you pay attention, there's a lottery process for Warner Brothers to sign up (not active yet). Again, this is all a brilliant test run for next year.
Post by chalametthegreat on Jun 25, 2019 16:54:36 GMT -8
I know for 2020 that I not only have to earn the chance to buy tickets on the correct day or days but also win a Dune autograph session in the lottery which is random. All that would be a dream come true! I hope God and or Lady Luck is on my side and yours as well. It's cool that you should be able to at least buy your tickets before general public next year since you bought them for this year!
^ Yup, it does seem like a lot of luck must be on one's side to get into Comic Con. I've been following it for the past decade or so, so I knew a lot of drama goes into prepping for it. Like I said before, just as soon as I learned that Timmy was going to be in Dune, I created my profile to attend the next CC. I knew that of the two years, 2019 or 2020, that the latter would be the time Dune cast would visit, and that I had to use 2019 as a first time trial run. The event is already so overwhelming and filled with a variety of activities that you have to be a fool to not enjoy as much of what CC has to offer. If you go to CC for the first time, with a one track mind of seeing ONLY a certain celebrity, then you're not the right person who should be attending CC. I'm going to have so much fun, but I'm going to restrict myself to a tight budget as to gauge how I will spend for next year. And yes, attending this year allows me to be part of the pre-sale for past attendees - but there's still no guarantee, but it's much higher than my first attempt.
Anyhoo chalametthegreat, you are the person most interested in CC, so I do wish you good luck and hope that we can buddy up next July.
Post by chalametthegreat on Jun 26, 2019 15:34:55 GMT -8
Thanks Teenca!!! And Simone, I would love to meet up with you at the 2020 convention if I am fortunate to secure tickets next year. It would be great fun to be in attendance at a Dune panel or signing with the cast if we are lucky ... although Hall H may be a nightmare to visit. You will have to let us know this year how crowded the convention is and what Hall H involves.
By way of background, I am a huge fan of so many diverse Disney and science fiction and fantasy franchises such as Marvel, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek, that it is quite easy for me to find something to like at any film and comic book convention. Because of money and time constraints, I usually only attend a convention for one day or two when there is an actor or actress I want to meet or television show cast I support. The convention scene has become large and popular now that there is usually something for everyone whether you have a singular purpose such as meeting one celebrity or want to cosplay or attend various panels on different subjects.
Because like you guys I love and respect Timothee so much, I am excited that he may have the opportunity to make numerous public appearances in support of Dune and its possible franchise now with the planned two movies and upcoming television show. I think Timothee would be so popular with fans at a convention. So for San Diego 2020 if I do get that rare chance to attend ... a badge is like finding a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory these days ... I do know who and what I want to see which is Dune and Timothee and other cast. But because of my fandom with so many other properties especially Marvel, I know that I would enjoy myself no matter what.
We shall see what happens! I just hope Dune is marketed well and maybe the cast make multiple appearances around the country at various cons like what happens with Star Wars, DC, and Marvel.
I expect to find some Dune stuff at Comic Con, so I will surely get what I can. Meanwhile, I'll try to buy some other stuff or get freebies so I can host a raffle for a First and Second prize for CC members only!