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SDCC ’13: Kristal’s Comic-Con Preview

Comic-Con is my favorite week of the year. This year marks my 8th time at the Con and every year brings new and exciting entertainment news – both expected and surprises. I’m so excited that Screen Invasion is covering the con with four writers this year – myself, Kevin Taylor, Eric Ambler, and Brian Rudloff. You’ve already seen what our fellow bloggers are looking forward to, but now, over the next fews days, we’ll each be sharing what specific panels and events we’re looking forward to checking out while in San Diego.

So to kick it off, here are the panels and events I’m most excited about sharing with all you Invaders.

Thursday

Hoping to become the next Hunger Games, Divergent follows the story of a young girl in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. Starring Shailene Woodley (the girl formerly known as the future Mary Jane), the best-selling book turned movie shows a lot of promise. The Zero Theorem from Terry Gilliam could be the surprise of the Con. There hasn’t been much buzz about it yet, which makes it perfectly poised to wow everyone during its Hall H panel.

Teen Wolf

Friday

This summer I recently got in to the Teen Wolf MTV series and it has far exceeded my expectations. I’m excited to be taking part in their press room to learn more about what they have planned for the rest of this season and beyond. There’s a lot of goodies happening in Hall H this day – The World’s End, Veronica Mars, The Walking Dead, Robocop….it’s a solid mix of quality TV and film.Catching Fire Trailer

Saturday

Traditionally, I spend all Saturday in Hall H gorging on movie news and exclusive, never-before-seen footage – this year will be no different. With a stacked schedule including the biggest news from Warner Bros, Lionsgate (Catching Fire!), 20th Century Fox, and the biggie – Marvel, I plan on happily being a prisoner in the biggest room at the convention all day.

Sunday

After being locked inside Hall H or Ballroom 20 every other day, I’ll be exploring the exhibit floor and picking up any art/memorabilia that’s still left. Last year I managed to grab a sweet Bridesmaids Mondo poster as well as some plush toys and geek shirts. That’s not to say there aren’t great panels this day though, Hall H gets taken over by TV with panels for Supernatural, Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny, and more.

That’s a jam packed Comic-Con visit and it really just scratches the surface of everything in store for this long weekend. The best memories of Comic Con are often the times spent in line with other die hard fans and the evening festivities like secret screenings or drinks with my geeky fellows.

I’ll be live-blogging as much as I can throughout the con, but be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for the most up to the minute updates:




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Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.