Another sign of the slight shrinking of Comic-Con as a movie studio marketing tool: there will be no sponsored wi-fi in the convention center this year. While that sounds sad, it was often so clogged it was next to useless, resulting in a spinning beachball and a drained battery.
It’s also likely that the free wifi that the city and Cox Communications have planned for the days around the event. As strong as this may be, it doesn’t reach over Harbor Drive to the convention center. Live blogging panels is going to be a phone only thing IF you can get online.
IN past years the convention enter wifi was sponsored by stuff like Teen Wolf and some Shia LaBeouf movie I’ve forgotten the name of. I’m sure the cost was well into five figures though, so an expense that no one wanted to make this year.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.