By the way anyone going to attempt to acquire the 21 collectible cards from the collecting panels? I would like to. If so that is probably another sort of line to wait in?
I'd love to track a set of those down too, Brian, but not at the expense of missing so many other things at the convention. Not sure if you read the details on these cards, but they're giving away one at each collecting panel. No other way to get them. So you have to make it to every single collecting panels (likely 21 hours worth of time) to get the complete set.
I love collecting panels as much as the next guy, but not at the expense of missing far more unique panels/shows/displays/exclusives and such. I remember I had originally planned on attending several collecting panels at C2, but when I got there, and got some of the more finalized/official schedules of events, I noticed some serious scheduling conflicts with other one-time events at the show. So I wound up foregoing all of the collecting panels, and I don't regret it one bit, since the things I went to instead were much more interesting, and added to my overall experience at C2.
Besides, the collecting panels are rather similar to just discussing things here on the forums anyway. You're just doing it in person, is all...
But yeah, I'd love to nab those cards. I wonder how much the sets are going to go for on eBay afterwards. I'm guessing quite a pretty penny.