Wednesday , February 28 2024

San Diego Comic-Con, Here I Come!

Tommorrow’s the day. Chicago to San Diego to cover Comic Con International (AKA San Diego Comic-Con, SDCC) for Blogcritics. This is my fifth year going into the fray of crowds, cosplayers and general chaos that is the behemoth, ultimate fandom conclave of Comic-Con. SDCC -- San Diego Comic-Con

I can’t cover it all, and as it is, the days will be non-stop and nights will be sleep-deprived. But my schedule is mostly set, and here’s a preview of what I’m going to cover, tweet, FB, YouTube and write about. You can follow my coverage all through the five-day extravaganza right here.

So, here’s my set schedule of interview and party coverage, but I guarantee I’ll be writing (and especially Tweeting) about the sights and sounds of the convention throughout SDCC 2017.

Wednesday: I’ll be at the taping of Wednesday night’s Conan O’Brien (#ConanCon) Show. Conan at Comic-Con is an annual highlight of SDCC, taping the show daily at Spreckles in the Gaslamp District. So look for my Tweets (no spoilers!) and more. And I’ll drop by the exhibit floor to visit some of the fun and funky booths for their Comic-Con wares, including The Prop Shop and Uncle Milton’s and much more! And I’ve gotta get myself an awesome Victorian hat!

Thursday it’s into the press rooms to interview with the stars and creative teams of several TV series, including Dark Matter, Doctor Who (the original Doctors), Van Helsing, and a new series called Medinah, which sounds awesome. It stars Eric Roberts (Caprica) among others, and I’m excited to screen it, interview the entire team (and I have to confess, attend what promises to be a gala reception Friday night!).

Thursday night, I’ll be attending a party for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Welcome Party sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization aims to fight censorship, assuring the free speech to free speech for creators and freedom to read comics for all. They are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week.

Friday, it’s back for more press interviews: The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead casts and creative teams, chats with genre music creators, and IDW’s Craig Yoe about his new book Behaving MADly. 

Then I get to put on my novelist hat for an author signing of my Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel The Apothecary’s Curse at the Mysterious Galaxy Booth (#1119)  Friday at 3:00, so if you’re around the Con, stop by and say hi!

And to cap off the night, I’ll head over to the invite-only Nylon Party at the House of Blues after the Medinah reception. (Late night ahead warning!!)

Saturday, I’ll be doing press interviews for several TV shows (again), including Star Trek Discovery, Ghost Wars and Once Upon a Time. And finishing the evening, I’ll be attending the awesome NatGeo Nerd Nite Party, which was incredible last year, so I can’t wait. And hopefully, stop by at the flat out fabulous NBC Digital party (fingers crossed) before I call it a night.

Sunday is finally a day to spend on the exhibit floor, wandering, schmoozing and probably spending the last of my limited funds.


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About Barbara Barnett

A Jewish mother and (young 🙃) grandmother, Barbara Barnett is an author and professional Hazzan (Cantor). A member of the Conservative Movement's Cantors Assembly and the Jewish Renewal movement's clergy association OHALAH, the clergy association of the Jewish Renewal movement. In her other life, she is a critically acclaimed fantasy/science fiction author as well as the author of a non-fiction exploration of the TV series House, M.D. and contributor to the book Spiritual Pregnancy. She Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (

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