Cathy Udovch

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  1. It's kind of fun, reminiscent of both the Mummy and the prologue to the original Stargate film.
  2. I've got a hold on a Courtyard by Marriott near the airport, outside of the block, but then, I'm Platinum with Marriott so I have access to the override. I can't do that for any of the city center Marriotts, but at least this way I have something I can work with. Any possible hotel block request must be for either Vendors, big Panels (studios and the like) or via working with individual hotels if you are going to be doing some onsite event such as an activation or a cocktail party or whatever. That's it, and most of those have to go through SDCC departments, I now know which ones for which type of event, but random folks converging on SDCC can't do this.
  3. I'm at a Travel Trade show this weekend and bith the Pendry and the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego are here. I'll be speaking to them today or tomorrow. What would be immensely helpful right now is if someone could make posts on FB and here to get a wuick headcount. SDCC strongly controls the rooming contracts, so I'll want numbers. Need input from @Paul Scanlan @Jeff Annison on this too.
  4. Public sale begins on December 9, have fun everyone, I still get to wait for programming to open.
  5. I am going and I'm wondering about ticket redemption. I can't even remember what time the film starts. I hope to go up earlier in the afternoon to hang out with some of my Liningup friends, but my work schedule will determine how much free time I have. @Eric Lam or @Damian Beurer
  6. So Friday meet up is going to be at Cliftons https://www.facebook.com/events/487572541626332/ I'm kinda hoping for El Cholo on Saturday, and if not there, then the Mixology lounge at the J.W. Marriott like last time, but we'll just have to wait and see what is decided upon by the team. I have a suggestion for an event on Sunday, should anyone be game for it, and want to do something a little out of the ordinary. Te Puia, a Maori group from Rotorua in New Zealand will have an arts, cultural and performance exhibit all this week running in Venice called Tuku Iho: Living Legacy. To learn a little about what this group is, click below https://www.nzmaci.com/projects/tuku-iho/ for There will be live carvings of wood and green stone (jade), Kapa Haka performances and the artwork, and even some tattoo artists. And I just found out while researching sites to give you for more info, Air New Zealand is tossing out a prize for 2 tickets to New Zealand. I was already going on Sunday, but now there is more incentive for you to come along as well. The big performances will be at 11am and 3:30pm each day a 10 minute walk from the Rose Room down to the Venice pier, gives them room to do their thing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1129862033813033/ So anyone interested in going to see the Maori event on Sunday, just let me know.
  7. The exhibit hall on Friday doesn't open until 1pm, so a lunch on that day could happen before the chaos. My goal is to be there before that, since I need to check into the Residence Inn. I was planning on hitting the Smashburger in LA Live on my way between the hotel and the Convention Center. Dinner meet ups apparently being decided upon by @David Baxter and @Damian Beurer
  8. All the cool kids seem to have panels on Saturday. For those of you arriving to the con early I will be moderating a panel on J.R.R. Tolkien at 10am. http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/program/80-years-middle-earth-why-tolkien-still-so-relevant Looks like it will pair nicely with Matthew's World Building panel. And @Terri Lubaroff is doing a panel that day too at 1pm. http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/program/geek-girl-authority-presents-women-doing-cool-sht-female-movers-and-shakers-entertainment
  9. Guess SDCC decided not to delay things like last year. Of course, this is only for those who purchased a badge for SDCC 2017, open registration will be at a later date, and Pro registration already happened. I probably won't be able to register until May next year if I get invited back for a Panel.
  10. And all the restaurants at LA Live https://www.lalive.com/eat
  11. http://www.cliftonsla.com http://www.grandcentralmarket.com http://elcholo.com look for the location on Flower street.
  12. The il caffe is the grab and go in the lobby of the JW Marriott, it is not a restaurant. Laat year we took over a portion of the Lobby bar at the hotel, so that is always a possibility, but LA Live is full of restaurants, but you always have loads of people around so groups can be hard. The Yardhouse is one option very near the JW Marriott, there is an El Cholo a block from Staples Center that is very yummy, the Pantry is about a blick away too. If people want to put a little distance between the con crowd, the Central LA Market place is celebrating it's 100th anniversary on Friday, October 27 from 6-10pm, free cake fir everyone and it's home to some 2 dozen restaurants so that people can grab whatever type of food they want, and then all grab tables near each other. The other cool place in downtown is Cliftons, its supposed to be sort of like Swiss Family Robinson meets Hobbiton I'll go find some links so people can consider places, if you like
  13. Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy is a dead ringer for Mia Sara from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which is an 80's nod right there. Excellent writing and pacing to the story.
  14. My thoughts too. I finally watched the whole show, but still not entirely sure I actually like it. I did also just binge Stranger Things and loved it to pieces, so yay. Will be binging Westworld this week for SDCC next week.
  15. Already got passes for Dark Tower on Thursday night, but I usually go to the WETA crew party that night. @Jeff Annison teased an event for Thursday, but he's running out of time to get people to go to it.