Alright, so I'm back friends! If any of you went, I was dressed up as The Red Umbrella from the Pixar short film, "The Blue Umbrella".
Anyway, I have some pictures here of great booth designs from the biggest pop culture & comics convention in the world, and I started to notice a pattern. There were a lot of BOATS this year. Boats and Pirates. That seems to be a running theme for 2013.
The next addition to the Assassin's Creed saga is number "IV", featuring a pirate assassin named Edward Kenway. Ubisoft docked a pirate ship right behind the Convention Center, instead of a booth, but that didn't make it any less accessible. Attendees could walk right onto the ship, explore it's reaches, play some AC IV demos, and meet with the creators. Not only is this a fantastic idea, but it was one of the biggest things I've ever seen at Comic-Con.
Fun Fact: I seriously believed that they towed in an actual ship just for the occasion, but the ship looked mighty familiar. Turns out, it's the San Diego-famed floating museum called The Star of India. Many kids around San Diego, including myself when I was younger, usually get to spend a day on the ship or even sleep over to see what sailor life was like. Kudos to Ubisoft for taking advantage of a great opportunity.
Apologies for the blurriness, but this is the Starz booth. This year they decided to feature a brand new show coming this fall, called "Black Sails". And you guessed it right...it's about pirates. Just behind the lady statue and the mast was a couple of pirate actors and a prop of a pirate lashed to the mast, and clearly dead. It was fake, but still eerie, and definitely set a tone for the coming show. Up above, they had some jumbo-screens to show the trailer. I couldn't hear a thing, so I waited until I got home to watch the trailer.
There's no doubt that ABC's "Once Upon A Time" is a guaranteed hit, and it's coming back with another season with a vengeance. Now, I personally haven't seen the show, but my sister informed me that this last season ended with main character, Emma Swan, forced to ally with the Evil Queen and Hook in order to rescue her son from Neverland. So, it's safe to say that this is probably Hook's famed ship. I don't think this one was accessible, but it did have screens along the side for the new season trailer, like the Starz booth.
Like what you see, but a little tired of pirates? Yes, I feel the same. Well, not to worry, because next time I'll be featuring a few new booth designs: Lego, The Walking Dead, and the Ender's Game Experience outside the Convention Center. For all your trade show banner and booth needs, check out out specialty Trade Show Banners page!