Showing posts from March 29, 2013

The Zoo Beyond SDCC

(aka - the San Diego Zoo)
My daughter was in awe looking down from our hotel's vantage point on the literal swarm of people streaming through the streets of San Diego headed into preview night. Large South Park and Adventure Time balloons floated in the skyline and people teamed through the streets in ant-like fashion.
There's no argument that SDCC is a zoo unto itself. However whether it's by design or happenstance, if you find yourself with extra time in San Diego they have a world-class zoo that's not to be missed.

San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive  San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 231-1515

The grounds are gorgeous. It's near Balboa Park and the entire zoo itself feels like a park. The exhibits immerse you in the animals' habitats. The sheer creativity is awe inspiring. While it's a very busy zoo (and the only one I've ever been in with people movers!) there are plenty of places to sit and observe. You'll need those respites and very comfortabl…

Part Deux: Enjoying Your San Diego Trip Without A Four Day Pass

Here at Con Sweet Con, we would never leave you hanging. So here are more con-related off-site events that either reoccur every year, or give you an idea of similar events you can to look forward to. This will definitely fill those days you find yourself badgeless! Seriously, as you will read we could not even participate in them all ourselves between the six of us.
Nerd HQ is one of those events we did not get to experience ourselves. We tried to score tickets to the panels last year, no such luck. However, it sounds like you can drop by at anytime to partake in good old fashioned nerd fun. Per their site they state last year's activities included: “Xbox, the gaming sponsor of the Nerd HQ, will once again fill the event with 40 gaming stations featuring the newest and yet to be released titles. Crystal Dynamics will debut the first playable demo of the completely reborn Tomb Raider franchise, exclusively at the HQ. Vizio, the technology sponsor of the Nerd HQ, will provide Laptops…