Day one at Comic-Con has now finished. In 17 hours, I’ve accomplished more today than I have in a long while.
The day started out with a tour around the convention center from 10am until 1130am. It was incredible to see the vast amount of exhibitors and creative people. There was a good mix of video games, tv and movie media, and comics. Exhibitors lined up to showcase their work and gain exposure. Many comics I’ve never heard of presented the opportunity to be discovered with unique characteristics and style. Bigger companies such as WB and ABC displayed new programming and dedicated series like Walking Dead has it’s own attraction.
At 1130am we headed to a meeting room to participate in the Halo: Nightfall panel briefing. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, it gave attendees a closer look inside the story and vision of the new chapter coming later this year. A few surprises were mentioned, as well as details about the filming location in Iceland.
We had to leave right as the panel concluded to make it to our next meeting, held at the Village Tavern and Bowl. This event was scheduled by Microsoft and a lunch was provided. All 11 Kinect Sports Rivals semi-finalists attended. We had the ability to meet each of the champions and share a couple games of bowling together.
At 4pm, we headed back to the convention center to attend the Sunset Overdrive panel briefing. Fortunately, this event was not as populated as Halo: Nightfall so we were able to get close seats. I had the privilege of meeting Larry Hyrb (Xbox Live’s Major Nelson) before the event started.
Once the Sunset Overdrive panel concluded we met up with the rest of our group to move to Petco Park, where MTV held the first ever Fandom awards. Linkin Park performed to close out the show.
Tomorrow is set to be another exceptional day followed by the Kinect Sports Rivals finals tournament on Saturday. Check back for the best news, live from Comic-Con 2014.
(Originally published July 24, 2014)