Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day Three – Baby Groot, ‘Nuff Said

If you’ve heard of Comic Con, you’ve probably heard of all the lines and all the waiting. You pretty much have to wait in a line for everything — panels, photo ops, bathroom, food, the elevator to your hotel. Well, the wait is over! For this post at least. It’s finally time for my Comic Con recap for Saturday, AKA Day Three, AKA Marvel Day! Be sure to check out my Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday recaps first. Now on to the recap, where my waiting was actually just beginning…

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#SquadGoals (Hall H Line)

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day Two – I’m More Sweat Than Human Now

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Conversations for a Cause with Zachary Levi (Nerd HQ)

We’ve made it to Friday! This was definitely my busiest day at the con, so stick with me — I’ve got a lot to share. Make sure you’re caught up with my Wednesday and Thursday Comic Con recaps as well! Now on to the madness…

First stop: Nerd HQ.

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day One – BRB, Going to a Wedding

Okay, it’s day two of my Comic Con recap and we’re on day one AKA Thursday. Confused, yet? That’s Comic Con. Half the time you’re standing in a line and you don’t even know what it’s for. Just kidding — that’s never happened. If you didn’t read about Wednesday’s Preview Night recap yet, make sure to check it out first! Now moving on…

Thursday officially marks the beginning of Comic Con. If you’ve done your prep right, you’ll have a schedule full of panels, exhibit hall wandering, offsite events, and all that fun stuff, you know, like going to The Cat Cafe.

I didn’t go to The Cat Cafe. I’m very sad about this. I’m sure the kitties were too.

The worst part about Comic Con is that you can’t be in five places at once. This year, I ran into a unique conflict. Two of my friends were getting married a couple hours away at the Sierra La Verne Country Club. What a pickle. A worse pickle than being sandwiched by zombies on a plane…Read More »

Comic Con 2016 Recap: Preview Night – But First, Let Me Take a Selfie with LEGO Batman

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San Diego Comic Con International 2016

Another year of Comic Con has come and gone. This was my TENTH consecutive time attending for all four days plus Preview Night! I’m what they call a “lucky duck.” Now I’m just going to assume you are all familiar with the largest pop culture convention in the world that takes place in San Diego, California, every year.

Comic Con is basically like Christmas in July. Except you have to wait in really long lines for your gifts. It’s like entering into the world of Narnia and then a few days later getting spit back out into the real world. Four magical days (five, including Preview Night) and then it’s back to regular life again. But Comic Con is so draining and exhausting that we probably need those 360 days to recuperate every year.

While I’m in my recuperation period, I thought I’d share some of my highlights, memories, and photos from the long weekend! Starting with Day Zero AKA Preview Night…Read More »

Attending the World Premiere of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

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Happy May the 4th!  As in “May the fourth be with you” for us Star Wars nerds, which is basically everyone at this point, isn’t it?  It’s been several months since the long-awaited Episode VII premiered in theaters on Friday, December 18, 2015.  Just a few days before that, on December 14th, I happened to be lucky enough to attend the WORLD PREMIERE and official after party of The Force Awakens in Los Angeles.

Since that entire week was INSANE and then traveling and Christmas festivities quickly followed, I never really got a chance to write or share about my experience.  But since it’s May 4th, Star Wars Day, I feel justified in spamming the Internet with all my badly-lit red carpet photos, selfies, and after-partying from that incredible week.  Just a warning – I’m probably going to turn on Caps Lock…A LOT.Read More »

Fellowship Panel: WB Writers’ Workshop

I attended another TV fellowship panel – this time with Chris Mack, who is the current head of the Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop. He talked about the benefits of the program, what they look for in the selection process, and offered some helpful advice for writers while stressing the importance of having a strong voice in your writing.

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Warner Bros. brand and the shows they’ve put out. I also used to work at WB, so they hold a special place in my heart. I’m so thankful I was able to attend this panel and get a little more insight into the program as I prepare my application this year. I did some rigorous note-taking, so for my fellow writers, I hope you find the information below useful!

Be sure to read my previous blog post 2016 TV Writing Fellowships and Workshops if you’re interested in knowing when, what, and how to apply for the program. And check out my blog post on the NBC Writers on the Verge fellowship panel I attended a couple weeks ago.

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My Top 7 Favorite TV Siblings

I LOVE a great romance on TV, but there’s something about a great sibling relationship that just makes my heart melt in a whole different kind of way.  So in honor of National Siblings Day 2016, I thought I’d share some of my all-time favorite siblings on television!

7. Elijah and Niklaus Mikaelson (The Originals/The Vampire Diaries)

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As part of the Original vampire family, there’s bound to be some dysfunction.  Now it may be hard to see sometimes, but these half-brothers really do value family and each other above all else.  Elijah has always been the good older brother to his rebellious, selfish vampire-werewolf hybrid brother Klaus.  They fight more than the average siblings (how many times have they been daggered?) but that just makes their relationship all the more dynamic and interesting.  In the recent The Vampire Diaries/The Originals crossover episode, Klaus says that he has spent an eternity watching Elijah sacrifice everything good he has for him.  At least Elijah’s efforts don’t go unnoticed — he’s spent centuries trying to help Klaus find his redemption.  On The Originals Elijah gives Klaus a heartwarming speech that sums everything up pretty nicely:Read More »