DC Nation on the road with Sattler part 1

DC Nation on the road with Sattler part 1

By Ian Sattler Friday, October 2nd, 2009
How's it going DC Nation? This is DCU Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler coming to you from Long Beach, California. We're trying something new on The Source this week and I think it's gonna be fun for all of us as long as I don't crash my car...but I'm getting ahead of myself. For the next ten days I'm out on the road attending the Long Beach Comic Con and the Baltimore Comic Con with a stop over in Los Angeles along the way. I'm going to be meeting with our artists and writers, running panels, making surprise announcements and giving you guys a glimpse into what will be the longest trip so far in my tenure at DC Comics. I arrived at LAX this morning on not a lot of sleep and was unstoked to see that the Santa Ana winds had the temperature up at around 90 degrees, which is just how I like it on October 1st. I got the shuttle to my rental car and I then spent the next 10 minutes trying to figure out how to start it. I somehow managed to procure a hybrid vehicle and it doesn't have any actual keys - just buttons. I opened the trunk, opened the hood, set off the alarm, opened the trunk again, broke into a sweat before I realized that the AC wasn't on and then I finally realized that the car was already on and all I had to do was put it in drive. I didn’t make it very far before I ran into one of my very favorite things about LA – extensive traffic at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Thursday. A looooooooong time later I made it to the 710 freeway and decided to take a picture for this blog post. I’m not going to do this again without stopping the car first as I came very close to having the next picture on my phone being of the scene of the accident. Check out the brake lights on the car in front of me. Yikes. ian_710 I’m happily at my hotel now and excited to hit the show tomorrow. We’ve got a GREAT DC Nation panel on Saturday with Geoff Johns, Philip Tan, Pete Tomasi, JT Krul and a whole bunch more of our friends. Check back in Saturday for a special post with news and announcements. For now I’m off to read Batman #692 again because Tony Daniel is awesome. ian_batman692 Talk to you soon, Ian.