Preview Night at SDCC 2018
I still don’t think it’s sunk in that I am at Preview Night at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC)! After travelling here from the UK and the airline losing my luggage, I am finally here and able to relax and enjoy myself.
First of all, it was time to collect my badge – there were so many great bags and pins sponsored by Warner Brothers, but I was lucky enough to get a Superman pin, but a Constantine bag. Little did I know that I’d eventually be able to swap it for a Superman one!
Then, as soon as I got inside, I headed over to the Hero Within booth, where I was going to be running their blog and social media for the weekend! Then I went on the hunt for my Superman exclusives and to see what other Superman goodies there were available at the con!
The first thing I found was this EPIC Superman blazer by Hero Within themselves. It is stunning! I actually wrote a blog post about it previously, but this is the first time I saw it in person. It was on sale at their stand, but also on show with a great display at the DC Comics booth.
Whilst I was there, I also got a sneak peak at some of the costumes from the upcoming DC films – Shazam and Aquaman. Man, they look so, so good in person. Now I’m even more eager to see them on the big screen!
Unfortunately I didn’t get a wristband for the DC Entertainment signings, so it was just a case of walking around the booth and seeing what they had to offer. One thing I did see… was Tiffany Smith filming a piece for DC All Access, which was pretty cool to see.
Here is a quick look at some of the DC Collectibles that were on display.
I then headed over to the Alex Ross Art booth, where I managed to get my hands on this incredible Origins: Superman lithograph. The piece is limited to 500 pieces and I am so happy to have gotten my hands on one. It is something I will cherish and it is now a prized possession of mine. There was a piece on display that people weren’t sure if it was real or not… The Kingdom Come Lego Set. I asked if it was for sale and they said it wasn’t yet, it was just a prototype at the minute. And depending on the hype it receives, Lego will decide whether to manufacture them or not, so get talking about it guys! Cos I need one!
I also managed to get a few more Superman exclusives, including the Black Suit Superman from Beast Kingdom AND the twin-pack Vinimates from Diamond Select.
I then had a look around the Lego booth, the display was incredible! There was plenty of Aquaman presence there, with it having its own section. The booth gave us a life-size lego statue of Aquaman, along with a closer look at the films’ villain – Black Manta.
I also found a booth which was hosting auctions for film props and memorabilia. Look what they had…! Christopher Reeves’ outfit from Superman: The Movie. It was expected to sell for between £80,000-£120,000. Be right back while I go take out a loan!
Then it was the Sideshow Collectibles booth. One word – wow. It was so great to see these in person, I always saw pictures online and then saw the price and always thought – I’ll pass….. But now that I’ve seen them in person, I am definitely going to get one. Each and every one is absolutely stunning.
I then wondered over to the comic stall section, where I found this guy – Neal Adams. I had been eyeing up the Action Comics #1000 cover of his for a while now, especially because I’m on a hunt for all covers. With this one added, and signed might I add… I now have four left to get.
As Preview Night at SDCC came to a close, I was kindly invited to the Game of Bloggers event which was a fun experience. It was great to meet a few like-minded people and creators, and I will most definitely stay in touch with them!
Thank you for reading about my experience at Preview Night for SDCC. Stay tuned for my experience on Day 1!