I got back last night from my San Diego weekend excursion, and it was fantastic. I flew in Saturday afternoon, got my rental car, and drove to the Holiday Inn (my *awesome* aunt and uncle were down there already, and they let me crash at their hotel), dropped off the car, and headed over to the convention center. I picked up my Comic-Con badge for Sunday, and headed up to the House of Blues, where the Battlestar Galactica concert was going to be.
On the way, I passed the replica "Cafe Diem" that SyFy had set up in the Hard Rock hotel:
Yes, those are cardboard cutouts of Allison and Carter outside. There was also one of Fargo, on the other side of the picket fence.
I got to the House of Blues and sat down at the bar to have dinner. Pleasant surprise: it was happy hour, so I got a burger and a few drinks and I only shelled out about $14. Score! Then I headed outside and got in line. The doors opened at 7, and we rushed downstairs. I managed to get front and center, which was awesome. At 8, they opened the show with Brendan's Band (Brendan McCreary is Bear's brother), who played for about an hour. Grace Park (Boomer/Athena) was the MC for the night, and when she came out she introduced Edward James Olmos and Tahmoh Penikett (Adama & Helo) who said a few words. Eddie did the whole gravely-voiced Adama thing, leading us all in chanting "So say we all!". I may or may not have nearly had a seizure from all the awesome at this point, and Bear and the orchestra hadn't even come out yet!
( Concert details -- click if you want to know just how obsessed I am... )
Sunday morning, my aunt and uncle and I headed over to the convention center and got in line for the Doctor Who panel (I told you they were awesome). We got in, and I was probably more deafened by the fangirl shrieking for David Tennant than I was in the front row at the concert the night before. Well, I was shrieking too (on the inside).
( David Tennant! And...other things )
I left the convention center at about 3, returned my rental car and headed back to the airport and home. Now, off to work! I'm exhausted and my feet are killing me, but it was definitely worth it and we are planning to go experience Comic-Con in full next year!