Day five already…the day of farewells, the day of the setting sun. Can it be that this wonderful fairyland of opportunity is already fading away? So soon! Only a few times have we consumed the wonderful pretzels of the lobby, for a fleeting moment been to the panel rooms, and only briefly tasted the freedom of the terrace lounge.
Now that our calluses have toughened into battle scars, we’re ready to run the race all over again. So many hellos left unsaid.
As day 5 dawns we enter uncharted waters — traditional Sunday is a quiet day filled with empty halls, but the announcement of a sell-out has everyone whivering in fear.
Much talk of traffic patterns and new ways of doing things among exhibitors and attendees. Sales Preview night and Thursday were great, but everyone says they were disappointing for Friday and Saturday, as thousands of people stood in line to get into Hall H or get bags or just gawk at girls in skimpy costumes.
One idea being floated is breaking up the “Studio City” in the middle of the hall. Indeed, the gauntlet of Star Wars, Disney and the Paramount-Fox Atomic- Warner Bros Bermuda triangle has led to people almost getting trampled, and endless jostlings without remorse or pity.