August 2, 2016
About the author : Project manager by day, crazy cat lady by night. Emily's first love is J.R.R. Tolkien. She's also into Walking Dead, video games, Doctor Who, and anime. When she isn't knee-deep in her latest fandom, she's usually sleeping.
Although I was a little unsure of Man in the High Castle when it first released on Amazon Prime, I loved it by the end. The show did an amazing job of developing characters and making you sympathize. There are characters who seem, in the beginning, to be pure evil. As you get to know the characters more, you start to think they aren’t so bad. By the end of the first season, you’re literally hoping Hitler doesn’t die. The circumstances of that situation I won’t delve into because there would be some pretty big spoilers.
When I found out that Man in the High Castle had a display at Comic-Con, it was at the top of my to-do list. There was a VR headset experience, but the wait was fairly long (although only a third of the time we spent in line for Mr Robot!) so we skipped it. The rest of the experience was certainly not as impressive as Mr Robot. There weren’t any interactive sets or anything like that–it was basically just a museum. Still, it was cool to see the props from the show.
You had to pass this on your way out of the museum:
While we were waiting in line, we got some fans. There were water bottles, too, but not branded like Mr Robot.
As we left, we got these brilliant seat cushions. They were inflatable but they look like a film reel cannister. I love that they tied it back to the show but still gave us something very functional for a con!
We also got a pin, which was much less cool and really kind of boring.
Everything came in a big bag–probably way bigger than it needed to be, really.
Overall, the experience wasn’t as fun or as immersive as the Mr Robot Experience. I loved Man in the High Castle, though, and I was pleased to see it at Comic-Con.