San Diego Comic-Con 2017 took place at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23. Follow along as we recount our experience at SDCC 2017!
On Saturday night, Violet and I got some much needed rest after the excitement of Hall H, but when we got up on Sunday morning, Violet and I decided to hit up the FX offsite area again (we had done the Legion portion there on Friday), so that we could do The Gifted part of it. Corgi and his cousin-in-law Gina decided to join us. The Gifted is a show premiering on Fox which seems to be in the X-Men universe, in a future where mutants have to register their abilities. The show premieres October 2nd, 2017. You can see the trailer for the show here:
As for their offsite, it was supposed to be a DNA test, to show if you are a mutant or not, and what your ancestry is. The actual genetic test seemed to be put on by myheritage.com. Violet and I were really interested in this, as it is a $100 value, and it seemed pretty interesting — to see what our genes tells us about ourselves.
Unfortunately, a lot of people seemed to think the same thing, as the line was pretty long by the time we got there, which was a few minutes to 10 am, when it was scheduled to open. Also, the line was a bit of a mess, as the FX crew tried to figure out the best place for it. Some people seemingly wound up cutting in front of us, because of the movement of the line. C’est la vie when it comes to Comic-Con sometimes.
After waiting in the sun for about an hour and a half, Corgi, Gina, Violet and myself finally made it. We had to sign waivers signing away some rights. I probably should have read it closer, but oh well. Then we did “testing” for mutant genes. This involved us getting behind some big half-tubes, where some foggers pumped “smoke” into it, with some light effects.
After this photo-op, we migrated to the real gene test, which was handled by real nurses. We filled out some personal info, and then sat down for the test, which was rubbing some Q-Tip-like sticks on the inside of our cheeks. After that, we were given cards to track the progress, which would take about 4 to 6 weeks.
At the very end of the process, we received the results of our mutant test. Turns out Violet, Corgi, and myself are all human. Gina, on the other hand, turned out to be a mutant. We all received photos of our testing, and Gina received some sort of flash drive. I am curious to hear what ended up being on that.
Overall, this was pretty fun, but there was one big disappointment for myself. Violet and I typically attend the Supernatural panel Sunday morning, but did this FX off-site instead. Well, Supernatural decided to go all out this year, and used the really cool side-screens in Hall H and then had the band Kansas play Carry On Wayward Son, the theme song typically used on the Supernatural season finale. I love that song, and it would have been really cool to see it performed live. Oh well, the FX off-site was still very interesting, and I am curious to see what my genetic testing reveals!
After finishing this up, we briefly wandered around the FX offsite, where we filled up our water bottles up with cold water from the Archer wet bar. There was also a The Strain themed station which dispensed sunscreen, but we had already put on some sunscreen while waiting in line earlier. Then Violet and I decided to head over to Hall H, as Doctor Who was bound to be a big panel, and we wanted to make sure we had a seat. We arrived as The Last Ship was finishing up its panel, and then the Dirk Gently panel was up next. Stay tuned for our recap and photos of those panels!
We also passed by other offsites on Sunday morning, including the Orville, Ghosted, and Adult Swim. You can view more offsite photos below.