Dear Santa: San Diego Comic-Con Wish List (Part 2)

In Editorials/Opinions, Features by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

We’ve already given Santa our Wish List for Comic Con, but we also asked our readers to share some of the things at the top of their lists. We hope you’ve all been good this year, because we’d love to see any number of these things happen.

Badges
Some of our readers asked for a sort of VIP badge experience, either through the use of a Fast Pass (like the Hasbro one we gave out at our Reader Party this year), or through a tiered ticketing system, similar to what New York Comic Con and other cons offer.

Our own guest contributor, Lisa, is hoping Santa has the power to provide us with Lifetime Tickets.

Dragon*Con offers Eternal Tickets, for $2000, which will get you into the Atlanta-based convention for the rest of your life or eternity, whichever comes first. If SDCC offered these, we think they’d be gone in seconds.

This Christmas, we're dreaming of just making it into the convention. Photo by GeekShot Photography.

This Christmas, we’re dreaming of just making it into the convention.
Photo by GeekShot Photography.

 

Panels
A lot of our readers seem to be as hopeful about the possibility of a 10 Year Anniversary Lost panel at next year’s Comic Con, and we discussed in Part 1 of our Dear Santa series, we think it has the potential to be both nostalgic and entertaining. And hey, it couldn’t be much worse than the X-Files reunion panel, right?

One of our readers, James Murphy, is also hoping for a Lost panel. Murphy said, “A LOST panel!!!! that would be epic.. I only hope if there is one its not on a big Hall H day.”

Others are wishing for screenings of some of the most hyped films that will be coming out near Comic Con time.

Disney and Marvel held a screening in 2012 for Captain America, which released shortly after SDCC, so there is a precedence for something like that happening. Guardians is scheduled to release on August 1, 2014, so the film would be finished by then, giving the studio the perfect platform to premiere their latest Marvel-verse film to a built-in audience.

Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t the only screening that fans are hoping for, though.

Tusk, which was written and directed by Kevin Smith, is a horror film premiering in the fall of 2014 — putting it in perfect timing to also have its first showing at Comic Con. And Kevin Smith obviously loves the convention, as every year, he speaks on everything from comics to his personal life during his own panel at the convention.

Several of our readers aren’t hoping for specific panels, but rather for the way they’re run during the convention to be changed. Popular wishes included clearing rooms between panels, and no lining up early.

Several of our readers are hoping for big panels, and easier access to them. Photo by GeekShot Photography.

Several of our readers are hoping for big panels, and easier access to them.
Photo by GeekShot Photography.

 

Outside The Convention Center
In more recent years, Comic Con has become as much about what happens outside the convention center as what happens inside. When half of Hollywood descends onto San Diego, with studios willing to splurge on interactive offsites and parties, almost anything is possible. Our readers have a few suggestions and hopes for their Comic Con experience in 2014:

Awesome offsite events and cool things happening outside the convention center are at the top of a lot of our reader's Wish Lists.

Awesome offsite events and cool things happening outside the convention center are at the top of a lot of our reader’s Wish Lists.

 

Other
Of course, one of the best things about San Diego Comic Con is that even as we all descend onto the same ground, we’re all there for very different reasons. Some people come for the comics, some for a specific TV show, movie, or actor, and others even come for bobbleheads. Here are some of the other things our readers will be asking Santa for:

Everyone goes to Comic Con for something different, whether it's Teen Wolf or Hasbro.

Everyone has a different set of goals and wish lists for their own Comic Con experience, whether it’s Teen Wolf or Hasbro.

What else would you like to ask Santa to deliver to Comic Con in 2014? Let us know in the comments!