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San Diego Comic-Con: Preview Night

San Diego Comic-Con: Preview Night


Back at the convention center at 8am. It’s make it or break it time.

All of our stock is waiting for us at the booth.  We load it all in, barely making it fit. Our back room is packed. After that, time to finish setting up the cases.

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I think we’re going to need a bigger booth.

Being optimistic and having an early start I thought we could get this all done, have lunch, go back to the hotel to shower and be back at the con before the show starts… In reality we painstakingly spent the entire day setting everything up, the stock in back, display cases, register, right up until the very minute it opened. No break, no food, no shower. Dirty and tired the announcement is made, Comic-Con is now open.

Oh shit, here they come.

Like an explosion of people they race to whatever line they want to wait in to get the opportunity to spend money. Our line begins shortly after opening and carries on until the end of the show consistently until 9pm when they make the announcement that Preview Night has ended.

13 hours, no breaks, no food, no sitting, the entire time.  Tell me again how much fun Comic-Con is. Feet and lower back hurt so much I feel like I can barely make the walk back to the hotel, but since I know beer and food will be waiting for me once I get there I find the strength.

All in all Preview Night was a success for us. I am already spent, I can’t believe there is four more days of this.

If you get the chance, stop by the Mezco Toyz Booth #3445 and see what we have on display and for sale.

MEZCO TOYZ -Living Dead Dolls display




Damien Glonek Damien is one of the Co-Creators of Living Dead Dolls (The world's longest continuing running horror themed dolls series) as well as the Director of Development at Mezco Toyz. He is also a contributing writer and artist for EvilSpeak magazine as well as previously having contributed to Ultraviolent Magazine. He has been actively vending at horror conventions around the country for the last 20 years beginning with his (now-closed) horror memorabilia company Unearthly Possessions. When not doing all of the above he submerges himself in all aspects of the horror genre and is a big collector of original horror movie posters mostly from the 60s-80s.