Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center has reached nigh-mythical status in recent years, due to the high-profile — and highly in demand — movie and TV panels held during Comic-Con International in the 6,100-person capacity venue.
Lines are typically very long and form very early, and this year, Comic-Con will introduce a new wristband system to help attendees decide whether or not it’s worth it to get in the queue. “Toucan Trackers,” announced Monday, are four different colors of wristbands distributed to those in line for Hall H, until 1 a.m. the night before and starting again at 5 a.m. each day. The colors will correspond to chances of getting in, based on place in line — it does not guarantee entry, though Comic-Con says, folks with wristbands who remain in line “should get into the room.” Comic-Con advises that “fewer wristbands than actual seats in the room” will be given out, though those without wristbands will only have a “small chance” of getting in for the first Hall H panel of the day.
This year, Hall H programming includes panels dedicated to Marvel Studios, Warner Bros., AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar discussing the ’60s “Batman” TV series and more. Comic-Con’s most infamous Hall H moment came in 2010, when one fan stabbed another on the side of the eye with a pen.