Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LA for a Day: Visiting the Getty Center

The entrance to the Getty Center

In addition to going to San Diego for Comic-Con, we planned extra days in California so that we could really take advantage of our time there. We had one full free day while staying in Anaheim so we decided to venture to Los Angeles and visit the Getty Center. My uncle highly recommended it, telling us it was a museum on a hill. It sounded like a pretty place and we didn't have anything else we really wanted to do so we decided to go there.

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Day in La Jolla, California

We stumbled upon this highly rated restaurant, Cody's La Jolla, on the cutest street on our way to La Jolla Cove

We had originally planned on only taking the kids to San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday and that I would go on Saturday while Andrew took the kids to the zoo. Plans completely changed though and we ended up at Comic-Con on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. (When the kids overheard plans for the zoo, they were both adamantly against going.) On Friday, however, we had a completely lazy morning before meeting up with one of my oldest and best friend, Fareine, for lunch and hanging out at La Jolla Cove.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Plenty to See, Do, and Buy

Hanging out around the convention center and the Gaslamp District

One of my favorite parts of SDCC is the atmosphere. Not only is the weather nearly perfect all day long, there are tons of things you can do to occupy your time. Even without a badge, you'll find that there are free activities galore if you don't mind waiting in line. People watching and just soaking in the craziness in the Gaslamp District is also fun. We didn't hang out outside the panels as much as we have in the past, but we were still able to fit in a lot of great activities and come home with lots of goodies.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: An Evening with DC Television

A view of Hall H from the back of the room with Stephen Amell hosting the night's festivities

Something new to this year's scheduling took place on Saturday night in Hall H, which competed with Ballroom 20's annual Masquerade Ball. Since we aren't fans of the Masquerade Ball (one year was more than enough for us), this was an easy choice for us. With Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment putting together a full night of pilots from Gotham and The Flash, I was sold. These two shows are among my list of shows to check out so I couldn't wait to screen the pilots before they premier in the fall.

Monday, August 4, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Thursday in Hall H

Craig Ferguson welcomes us to Hall H where he moderated the Dreamworks panel "spontaneously" with cue cards

For us, the best day of panels was probably Thursday. We weren't planning on being there the whole day and only purchased that day so we could pick up our badges before the weekend, but the panel schedule changed our minds. More specifically, finding out that Craig Ferguson was moderating the first panel changed my mind and Andrew accommodated that by getting us all in line by 8 am. (I have always been a fan of Craig Ferguson, but I became more infatuated with him after reading his autobiography American On Purpose. If you're a fan of his, I would recommend reading it. I found it pretty inspiring.)