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Comic-Con 2017, T-Minus 5 Days by Craig Kerbrat

Again, it's been too long since I've updated this. But it's almost Comic-Con time again, so I'm bringing it back.

It's been a hectic month or so in the life of thenoblehero, but things are stable enough for me to focus on Comic-Con and get really really ridiculously excited about it.

Whenever I go to Comic-Con I can't help but feel inspired by all of the creativity going on around me. Whether it's all of the great content being shown off at the booths and panels, or the awesome art being sold, the great stories being told, or the amazing cosplay that people put so much work into. It's all so amazing and it reminds me that I want to put something out there too. 

I wish I could figure out what my "thing" is. Maybe it's writing something awesome. A comic series, or a novel, or short stories. Maybe I should be telling other people's stories. Or maybe it's talking about the things I love on my own YouTube channel or podcast. I just know I want to be doing something creative. 

I was about to say that I just don't know what it is yet. But that's not the reason I haven't done it yet. It's because I haven't put in the work yet. And I haven't managed to get over my fear yet. Fear often stops my from doing things. Fear of failure. Fear of being made fun of. Fear of being ignored, or disliked. Fear of the unknown.

I want to do great things. So I should just do them. And not think so much about what might go wrong. Just have fun with it. 

Maybe that will be my focus this year at Comic-Con. Really take in the creative energy and use it to do something special. 'Cause I'd really like to go to Comic-Con with something to show people someday, so I can be a real part of the magic. 

That's the dream. 

The Annual Comic-Con Hype Train Begins by Craig Kerbrat

I feel the need to write about something, so Comic-Con is as good a thing as any. Once again, we're in that part of the year when Comic-Con is still far enough away that it feels like forever, but close enough that all of the planning pieces are starting to come together. 

After two attempts, Andrea, Ann and I managed to score 4-Day badges to Comic-Con (sadly, without Preview Night). My friend John lucked out with Thursday and Sunday badges for his first ever Comic-Con, so we'll be a foursome this year. And we even managed to score our hotel before Hotepocalypse happens, so we're a step ahead!

But all of this planning makes me want to leave now. It's good that we're not leaving now, because I'm not actually ready. There's still three months of saving to take advantage of, and we're still hoping flights will drop to reasonable rates before we go. 

Still, I'm excited. You'd think that after 6 years some of the excitement would wear off. But not so much. I'm looking forward to the excited crowds, the exclusive collectibles, the announcements and sneak peeks, the great restaurants, and the heat and beauty of San Diego. And everything unexpected. 

One day I'll figure out how to document San Diego Comic-Con to properly convey why I love it so much. Maybe lucky number seven will finally be the year. 

Sunday Fitness Update: Tuesday Edition by Craig Kerbrat

Oops! This is a couple days late due to being too busy at Comic-Con to think about blogging. I was also too busy to do any kind of running or working out, but check it out anyway.

July 5-11

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 84
  • Top Steps: 27664
  • Starting Weight: 78.2 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.2 kg
  • Change: 0 kg
  • Total Change: -0.2 kg

 So I didn't run, and I didn't work out, but I did keep up my steps, and more than double my step goal on three separate days. My week total was 127416 steps, almost double the weekly goal of 70000 steps. Not bad.

I didn't have a scale to weigh myself on Sunday so I left the same measurements from last week, but I did weigh myself this morning and I may have lost a tiny bit of weight. Less than a kg, so I mean a tiny bit, but it's somerhing. 

i really need to get back into the workout and running thing. This week hasn't started off well with me spending the day sick in bed today, but I'll try to turn it around. It's also finally cooled off a little bit so that's motivation to get moving. 

Otherwise, that's about all I've got to say right now. I'll gather my thoughts and my notes and post my SDCC blog later in the week, so look forward to that! 

One Month... by Craig Kerbrat

Alright. I know I just posted a blog post this afternoon, but there are a lot of exciting things happening right now, and before the next thing happens, I just want to get out my thoughts on this one first. 

It is exactly one month to the day until Andrea and her Mum and I leave for San Diego. One month from now we will be hanging out in our hotel room getting ready for bed after a fun day of travel and shopping so that we are rested up and ready for Preview Night... Who am I kidding? One month from now, we will all be way too excited to sleep because we'll be going to SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015!!!

I've had a countdown going on Twitter for a few days because I just keep getting more and more excited and I really just don't know how to handle it. Every day for at least a month now there's been countless seemingly insignificant things that remind me of Comic-Con or just San Diego itself and every time I get more and more excited. Even just the summer sunshine now makes me think of the trip. I don't even know how to properly convey my excitement.

And I'm so ready to go! I've got my US money put aside already, we've got flights paid for, I've paid the deposit on the hotel room, we've got our barcodes for our badges. Now I'm just watching desperately for any news of guests or panels or exclusives. It's a bit crazy. So much effort and excitement for a week-long trip. And when it's done I'm going to be so exhausted. But I can't wait.

And this year is special! This will be my and Andrea's fifth Comic-Con in a row together! Andrea coined the hashtag 5thComicConniversary. And to make it even more special, Andrea's Mum is coming with us this year! I'm so excited to share this with her this year, even if she only gets to join us for the one actual convention day. It's going to be so much fun!

Anyway, that's really all I had to say. I just really needed to vent some of my excitement out into the world. Like a pressure valve. So now there's room for more excitement to build up. So stay tuned for more!

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