Comic-Con: They Got the Press Room Right
It’s easy enough to whine about the crowds or the lines or the food, etc., at Comic-Con International. But it’s organizers certainly got the press room right.
This is where most of the stories you read online at TV Squad and other sites (at least I think there are other sites) are written and filed. General attendees don’t get a chance to see it. It’s press-only, huge, air-conditioned, and chock full of free wi-fi. It’s a bit of a hike to get to, but that’s a quibble.
Since it’s a reporter’s job to be out collecting news on the floor or in the press conferences and not to sit around, it’s half empty most of the time. And, amazingly, a lot of the reporters here don’t know it exists and never use it.
So, shush. Let’s keep it that way.