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While you were out shopping on Black Friday about a week ago, airports around the country were plenty busy shuttling passengers to here and there—despite the sales. One such airport was San Diego International where rush hour for air traffic fell between 10:30am and 3pmsignificantly more than an hour. It was busy business as usual, but what sets SAN apart is that one photographer decided to get a little creative while planespotting.
Check out the resulting video above, which is a pretty unique look at the comings and goings of traffic at the airport, all condensed into about 30 seconds. Definitely worth a second—or third—look as you're trying to warm up to the workweek.
Yes, we'll shortly be going to our beloved San Diego Zoo. They have a new baby panda, new baby jaguars, and new monkeys, otters, and pigs. The video of the baby panda learning to walk is embedded below, hi-res photos of the new baby jaguars are here, and the San Diego Zoo blog has your post describing the rest of the babies.
In the meantime, this is what a fall morning looks like in San Diego from our hotel room. If you look at the road you'll see the Old Town Trolley. Their site brags that San Diego is "known as 'America's Finest City,'" which sounded very suspicious to us until we saw the weather and noticed the San Diego Zoo pictures they have pasted to the back of their trolley. Persuasive!
As we wrap up another year of San Diego Comic-Con coverage, we would be doing future Con attendees a disservice if we didn't mention what else there is to do in and around San Diego. It seems like it would be a shame to spend the time and money it takes to get to San Diego and never leave the convention floor.
So, here are our Top 5 must-see attractions outside the San Diego Convention Center:
Sunday marked the close of another Comic-Con and, more importantly, the end of the endless waiting.
We were there and here's what we've learned about queuing up at the Con:
If you're hoping to get into a panel in Ballroom 20, allow at least an hour and a half for the wait in line. We missed a panel on Saturday after arriving with only 45 minutes to spare. And for events taking place in Hall H, you might want to get there the night before to secure your spot in 6,000-seat venue.
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This week marked the beginning of the end for the Twilight cast as they officially began promoting the final movie in the series, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
The cast was in San Diego yesterday for their last Comic-Con panel and press conference. And since the films are winding down they were eager to reminiscence about the movies, and the fun they had making them.
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Ever wonder how you would fair in a zombie apocalypse? If you're in San Diego this week you can find out.
Petco Park is about to be transformed into The Walking Dead Escape, an obstacle course where "survivors" will have to outwit "zombies." The event, which was designed to coincide with San Diego Comic-Con, will take place tonight, July 12, 6pm-9pm, Friday, July 13, 1pm-9pm, and Saturday, July 14, 11am-6pm.
Each year the folks at San Diego Comic-Com make a few tweaks to their system, some that benefit fans, and some that seem to make life at the Con even more difficult.
Here are a few changes (both good and bad) to be aware of before heading out to SDCC this week:
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Comic purists have complained for years that San Diego International Comic-Con, taking place between July 12 -15 at the San Diego Film Festival, has become too commercial and way too crowded, but this year they will have an alternative.
Some of Comic-Con's original founders are celebrating the event's 40th Anniversary by organizing the first San Diego Comic Fest, which they describe as an "intimate scale, old school comic con."
The Comic Fest will go down October 19-21, 2012 at the San Diego Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. Organizers plan on having about 1000 attendees, compared to SDCC's 100,000 + fans.
If you've had it with the crowds and lines at San Diego Comic-Con, you can buy tickets to SDCF at http://www.sdcomicfest.org/.
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Well, there's definitely one US city that won't make the next list for Foursquare's most firework-crazy cities, mainly because people didn't even have the chance to check in to the event in San Diego before a major fireworks fail.
Last night, San Diego's "Big Bay Boom" pyrotechnics show suffered a technical glitch that caused all fireworks to go off at once, 5 minutes before showtime. Grab a can of soda from the fridge and you'd have missed it; the display only lasted ten seconds before all fizzled out.
LA Weekly was one of the first news outlets to publish a story on the FAIL last night, even including that the Port of San Diego was quick to issue an apology via their Twitter account. Of course this negative event now has a positive spin: videos of the fireworks blast are going viral online.
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This week San Diego Comic-Con's line-up is beginning to shape up as more panels, autograph signings, and special events are finally announced.
Yesterday, Comic-Con mainstays Walt Disney Studios and Marvel announced their panels, including Frankenweenie director Tim Burton, a special look at the Oz The Great and Powerful, the voice cast of Wreck-It Ralph, and a look inside Iron Man 3.
When tickets to San Diego Comic-Con went on sale March 3rd the badges sold out in 90 minutes, but many fans were left out in the cold due to problems with the link Comic-Con sent out to registered users.
In an attempt to make it up to those fans, Comic-Con is going to resell returned tickets tomorrow morning. The resale event will be open only to those who already have a confirmed Member ID and have not already purchased a 4 day pass or a Saturday night ticket. The online ticket resale will take place on March 27 at 8:00 a.m. PST so get your alarm clock ready.
This week, a couple penguins took a few steps down the First Class aisle onboard a Delta flight and the footage went viral. Meanwhile, The Discovery Channel has installed a live Penguin Cam in the enclosure at the San Diego Zoo, keeping 24-hour watch over the waddling residents in celebration of the March 19 premiere of the new show "Frozen Planet."
The first time we tuned in to the cam, there were another 2,682 people also online, staring in at the 300 penguins (of 5 species) at the zoo. That's crazy, but it attests to the continued popularity of the tuxedo-d cutiepies. Oh, and the camera goes beyond just passively staring at the birds; there's underwater viewing and Q&A sessions:
You are watching Penguin Cam: live video of the "Penguin Encounter" at SeaWorld® San Diego. Stay tuned for penguin feedings throughout the day, and don't miss our live Q&A sessions every Monday from noon to 12:30 p.m. ET starting Monday, March 19.
It's Friday. Zone out here.