Friday, July 19, 2013 is a day that will live in infamy for me because that is the day I decided to brave the Hall H line at San Diego Comic Con for the first time. I arrived in the line at 7:45 AM which was so long that you can go ahead and probably quadruple anything you have in your mind right now. Hall H holds about 6000 people. The reason I decided to go for Hall H was the realization that if I did not do it at all, I would not have any film coverage.
I spent eight hours in line that day, and only made it into the Sony/Screen Gems panel at 4 PM. Nobody left the hall in huge numbers until after the Game of Thrones panel let out. The Walking Dead panel was before Game of Thrones. There were a lot of zombies and Khaleesis disappointed in line that day. If I had only gotten there about an hour earlier, I probably would have made it in much earlier.
My consolation prize to you are my attempts at being a paparazzo from my spot in line when the Game of Thrones gang came out on the terrace high above us linegoers. My trusty zoom lens was very much worth its weight of carrying it in my backpack all day.
I have only seen two seasons of Game of Thrones, but I can pick out some of the actors in the photos: Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), and author George R. R. Martin. I am sure there are others, along with publicists, writers, producers, etc. mixed in.
Below is the gallery of photos and below that is a video of the Hall H line that day taken by San Diego Comic Con Unofficial Blog. I am sure I am in there somewhere, but I don’t really want to relive the insanity of my decision to do that.
Source: Lost in Reviews, San Diego Comic Con Unofficial Blog
Post and photos by Sarah Ksiazek