By Wes Smith
Day Two of San Diego Comic Con brought massive crowds and A-List celebrities to the downtown convention center.
As one of the largest days of convention programming in the United States, the day focused on several large television productions. Hall H flooded as attendees hoped to glimpse The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones announcements in the morning. Shortly after, Daniel Radcliff made his way to the stage for his first-ever SDCC convention.
In Ballroom 20, fans of popular culture screened a new episode of The Legend of Korra in the morning. During its panel, the producers discussed the Nickelodeon show’s move away from the cable channel into a digital-only format.
In the afternoon, Marvel announced several new characters to their Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series. Producers and stars of CW’s Arrow teased an episode title ‘Oracle’ for character Felcity Smoak.
The exhibit hall floor gained momentum along as crowds entered for the weekend festivities. Several booths featured signings, giveaways, and more. The Walking Dead signing blocked nearby intersections of the floor for several minutes as fans reached for photo ops.
As the crowd begins to grow, concerns over crowding and SDCC policies have made their way into an increasingly connected social media atmosphere.
Fans hoping to camp for Hall H panels for Saturday started lining up as early as 2 p.m. Friday. Due to the new wristband policy from Comic Con International for Hall H’s first panels each day, confusion sparked frustration over linecutters, unclear policy guidelines, and official line markers.
When CCI staffers started handing out wristbands at 8 p.m. Friday, the line stretched into the Embarcadero area behind the convention center.
With such long lines, Saturday’s convention is expected to be the busiest of the event, with Warner Bros. and Marvel taking over Hall H for highly-anticipated panels.