It’s that first day of Comic-Con, or actually it’s Preview Night. Even though the exhibit hall doors don’t open until 6, it feels like the convention starts earlier every year, and though a few displays outside the Convention Center were still getting the finishing touches around 4 p.m. today, most things were in place, and ready for fans to enjoy — sometimes without making it to the floor, which itself was packed as usual, with lines for exclusives filling up within five minutes of the sea of humanity moving forward into the hall.
Outside, of course, San Diego welcomes Con-goers — not for nothing, San Jose and the Silicon Valley Comic Con should take a look at this sort of local business involvement. You’ve got 140,000+ people milling around all jazzed up for one thing!
Having local business buy-in drives traffic before and after. Also, one organization is using a storefront in the Gaslamp District to drive civic engagement!
Wandering around outside, it’s once again clear there will be plenty of places outside of the Convention Center to still experience Comic-Con…
Relax. We already know Mr. Robot rocks, and Incorporated might be good. But the former includes a VR experience here in San Diego, launching today, and the latter — we’ll check it out later.