I'm going into my sixth year at Comic-Con (my third year with press credentials) and I'm completely excited to once again hit the streets with my fellow press-badge carrying friend, Mr. Tim Pyles as we test the limits of access and where what we can get into. I've also kinda befriended a paparazzo who has promised to keep me posted on celeb sightings and such. I've never been to a panel and this year I don't expect that to change, but you never know...my plan is to not have a plan. This year I'm once again looking forward to the Wired Insider party at the Omni and this year I know to get there early for the free food and drinks. As always, I'll be hoping to see some True Blood action and this year I'll be hunting down The Walking Dead, too, and hoping to see this hot piece of ass, Liam McIntyre from "Spartacus: Vengeance" a series that will run on Starz in 2012. (The cast will be introduced in room 6BCF on Friday at 5:45 pm)
In the past, I've made some survival guides. Instead of rewriting all of those things, I'll just give you some links.
Survival Guide (what to bring)
Speed-Force Comic-Con Tips
Comic-Con Help & Guidance
As always, I'll have all the music listings and I'll pepper in some Comic-Con events as I find them, but feel free to message me if I've missed anything or if you find some comprehensive list. The official hashtag for the Con is #SDCC which should help you find people, events, parties, and "OMG, I just saw the cast of Twilight!" tweets.
Be sure to check out my friends at The Mixster for other party guides. You can also find some goods at The Examiner. My godfather also sent me this link on free stuff, and Paul Scheer wrote this funny one for CNN.
While you're downtown, be sure to check out the new Hodad's (945 Broadway) for one of San Diego's best burgers, grab some pizza at Basic (410 10th Ave), or get some delicious Mexican food at Lolita's (202 Park by Petco Park). Mission Brewery (1441 L Street at 14th) is now open, too, and they're offering $1 off beers with your badge or costume.