Come On, Comic-Con
This morning, I got up nice and early – on a Saturday – to finally participate in the annual free-for-all known as San Diego Comic-Con Badge Sale Day. After the error message fiasco and a friend who saved the day, I’ll have a badge with my name on it come July. I’ve been pretty determined to go this year, and a lot of it has to do with The Hunger Games.
Now, the schedule for Comic-Con doesn’t come out until much later, and we don’t know that there will be a Catching Fire panel. But considering that The Hunger Games has quite a fan following and other franchises like Twilight has set a precedent (which, let’s face it, marketing for The Hunger Games is more or less modeled after it), it’s a good chance there will be one.
It’s been a long time coming for a Hunger Games panel. In 2011, they were filming The Hunger Games so a panel wouldn’t have been possible, and in 2012, there wouldn’t have been much to hype up since they hadn’t started filming Catching Fire yet. But this year would actually be great timing for a panel. Four months before the release of Catching Fire would be the prime time to kickoff promoting the movie. Imagine, a trailer debut or even (dare we say?) a clip being shown in Hall H.
Like I said, we won’t know whether or not Catching Fire will have a panel until much later, but I’m not taking any chances. And I’m gonna get my nerd on at Comic-Con this year so it’ll be a win no matter what.
If you’re going, make sure to say Hi!