Orlando Comic-Con – Post 1

Usually, when you’re talking about a comic book convention in Orlando, you’re talking about the annual Mega-Con held in February or March at the Orlando Convention Center. But this year a fresh player has entered the game. The brand-spanking new Orlando Comic-Con is opening it’s doors this morning at the Caribe Royale Orlando and I’m here waiting for the doors to open. I’ll be writing this post in sequence through the day as I am able, then posting it later.

orlando_comic_con_logo.jpgI arrived at about 9am, even though the convention hall doors don’t open until 10am, so that I could get a free parking spot (they tend to fill up quickly) and to pick up my free pass at the will call window. Last weekend I was fortunate enough to win a free one-day pass from the SciFi Zone Radio Show (Thanks guys!), so I needed to show up early to pick that up, plus I like having a few minutes to sit and watch the various attendees; some in full costume, some in comic book or sci-fi type T-shirts (like myself) and others in everyday street clothes, as they walk back and forth from my vantage point in the outer hall.

Caribe Royale offers high speed Wi-fi access for $6.99 a day (at least I sure hope it’s per day, the agreement never specified…guess I’ll find out after I log off and try to get back on) so I signed up for that in case I needed to surf or decided to post this before returning home.

Well, it’s 2 minutes until 10 and the doors are about to open. There’s a fairly long line but by the time I pack up the laptop and make my way over, most people should be inside. I’d like to do a walk-through of the exhibitors between 10 and 10:45 or so and then head over to the first of several panels that will begin at 11am. In between panels I’ll return to the hall and look over merchandise, meet some of the talent and take some pictures.

I’ve decided to try and post running entries from the event, so this will be post 1. I’ll be back later.

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