SDCC 2017: What Happens At Comic-Con...

For five days, we gather and form a community. With over 130,000 attendees, it’s almost like a small city comes in and takes over a portion of the actual city. People meet here. People fall in love here. And now… people can get married here.

In one of those “how did it take so long for someone to figure this out?” moments, SYFY has set up a wedding chapel on the site of the former Dick’s Last Resort restaurant. The open patio has been transformed, and if you time your nuptials just right, you can be married by Mr. Nancy himself, Orlando Jones. The hours are limited, because let’s face it, if you’re going to get married, there ought to be some planning, even if it’s only committing to skip a Hall H panel.

If this proves popular, maybe they’ll try it again next year. And we’ll see if any long-lasting romances sprung out of CUDDLI’s Geek Speed Dating event, coincidentally happening tonight at the #ThatHashtagShow party at Mission Brewery, 1441 L Street. It’s co-sponsored by Eisner-nominated retailer The Comic Bug, so you might also have a chance to congratulate Bug co-owner (and Guns A-Blazin’ co-creator) Mike Wellman. Though Illusive Comics & Games is also nominated, so my loyalties have to be there.

About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at