|A view from the bridge (those white tents are lines for Hall H)|
Some months later, my friend scored tickets to Aisha Tyler's podcast fan event during Comic Con (but not a part of the con) which included a meet and greet with Aisha to sign things and attendance at her podcast taping as VIPs of the Xbox lounge at the Marriott. So since my friend's fiance had to work the days of Thursday and Friday, I got to go! So now we are into the happy story.
I've never been to Comic Con, and was always a little wary of the crowds, but after having been in San Diego last week, it is definitely crazy crowded, but also worth going. Although I don't think I'd go again if I didn't have tickets to the convention. But to be there hanging out on the sidelines was so much fun. There's actually quite a bit to see, and some great swag to score just walking around outside.
(Pictures and commentary below!)