SDCC – Preview Night: The Crazy Starts Here

Comic-Con Registration

Comic-Con Registration

My Comic-Con experience began Wednesday when I got to the San Diego Convention Center to get my badge. It was my first long line, one of many I’m sure.

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SDCC – The Calm Before the Storm

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center

After a few weeks of being ill (yuck!) I’m finally well, just in time for Comic-Con! I will be tweeting out my survey using the #SDCC hashtag to recruit subjects every hour starting at 5:00 pm tonight. I’m waiting to see how many respondents I get today and tomorrow to determine if I will continue tweeting Friday, Saturday and Sunday. My friend has tested the link and checked my questions (he’s getting a Ph.D. in psychology so he knows this stuff). I’ll be making posts live from the convention center throughout the weekend (wifi willing) and posting pictures here and on my Twitter account (@lexiingram) if you want to follow along.

I’m also hoping to get a few weekly blog posts that I didn’t do while sick done while I’m waiting in long lines for seats in Hall H (the action plan is to get there at 4:00 am Saturday so I have seats for the Marvel and DC panels), so you might be hearing from me a lot.

And I’ll leave you with the following thought. Make of it what you will.

A Bit of a Manifesto

I’ve been having health issues the past two weeks, so I’m behind on my blog postings. However, I just read a brilliant article by Arthur Chu of The Daily Beast that pretty much is a manifesto for my research topic and why I want to study geeks and geek culture: because it’s everywhere now. It even validates my thesis about fans influencing the direction of popular culture that I derived by discussing shippers and Community.

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