Heads up from sunny San Diego, California with Style Utah’s official coverage report of the San Diego Comic Con 2018 including our interviews and inside look at the best in panels, meet and greets, activations and experiences taking place from the largest comic-con event of the year! SDCC for four straight days and with full swing action from the convention center the San Diego Comic Con is a massive celebrations for all things popular, heroic, fantastical and ambitious in pop culture.
The San Diego convention center is the hub of the action and through out the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, businesses become experiences and Hollywood takes over. Comic Con never fails to deliver the best of the best in comics, video games and a plethora for both the fantasy and the sci-fi communities.
The searing excitement that took place throughout Hall H and around the convention center included announcements from some of your favorite television shows such as Walking Dead, Dr. Who and Riverdale. The biggest stunner of Hall H, in my opinion was Aquaman. The king of Atlantis, Jason Momoa rocked Hall H alongside director James Wan, and stars Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Patrick Wilson. The WB team debuted the trailer to Aquaman and fans went wild!
The Walking Dead Cast was all over Comic Con this year and fans waited in line for the Hall H panel where Andrew Lincoln and the cast talked about the upcoming episode and Andrew Lincolns departure from the series. We managed to witness the moment when Andrew Lincoln broke the news about his departure.
Without a doubt, DC Superheroes ruled Comic Con 2018. With the absence of Marvel Studios at this year’s Comic Con, the DC Universe had little in it’s way of ruling with Wonderwoman, Aquaman and Shazam! as well as other heroes from DC including Black Lightning. In this CineVino interview, film and television composer, Kurt Farquhar discusses his work and the dedication behind the craft.
Outside of the convention center, there was plenty of activations to experience from some of our favorite companies. Dell computers had virtual reality stations set up, video games in the back and fun promotional experiences like this green screen video experience below. Also, Jack Ryan set up a massive exploration of the upcoming Amazon Prime television series equipped with a life like desert town with a helicopter VR station to explore.
Last year it felt like Game of Thrones and Stranger Things ruled Comic Con alongside Marvel. This year none of these companies were to be seen. They all decided to skip out this year and that left lots of opportunities for relevancy from DC and other companies. From travels on the IMDBoat with celebrities to exploring the Harry Potter themed Sci-Fi party, Style Utah’s adventures were as fun as a Dr. Who adventure inside a TARDIS.