SDCC Family Vacation – Part II.
May 19, 2008

Continuuing my 2006 trip to SDCC. – Friday before SDCC

Leaving on an Airplane
We boarded the plane and then sat on the tarmac for an hour. My wife thinks we could have saved money if we had booked the plane tickets more in advance. Southwest has ‘internet’ fares. Southwest doesn’t connect with some of those travel sites, but they are cheap. We had a stop in LA on the way to SD.   So planning early might save you some money.

The Rule
There is an unwritten rule that if you are from Rhode Island and go anywhere, you will meet someone else from RI. It happened two weeks ago on a scouting trip to New Hampshire. It happened that day too. On the rental car shuttle, a small boy pointed out my Batman shirt. I hadn’t planned on bringing it. I couldn’t decide what to wear that day and had just thrown it on. "Can you guess why I’m wearing this shirt?" I asked him. His father spoke up. "I bet you are going to ComicCon." I said yes and explained about going as a reporter for AFI. He thought that was cool. "I’m a presenter. I’m from Hasbro." There we were, thousands of miles away from home and I met a guy whom I could have driven 20 minutes to meet.

Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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