I've wanted to go to Comic Con for some time now, ever since I realized it was much more than just comics. Because, you see, I'm not so much with the comic books. I love me some science fiction, though, and dystopian futures and writers of such. And, I do love cartoons--particularly adult cartoons. So, after many years of "we should go to Comic Con," I finally got to go. Four days of Nerdtastic Geektacular Fun. And 120,000 like minded friends. I may have gotten a little silly and let my fan flag fly.
|Transformer head--Judy Greer loved it.|
|Dragon Ball Z hair|
|Horribly Adorable at the Dr. Horrible's Sing -a-long Blog screening|
Those who have attended could probably give me some tips on how to manage this next year, but first...the lines! OMG, the lines. If you had a particular panel or screening you want to see, you'd better get in line two panels ahead of time to get in. I sat through several interesting panels while waiting for the ones I really wanted. I learned about Activision's new Spiderman and X-Men games, while listening to Katee Sackoff, Laura Vandervoort, and Val Kilmer (who had the nicest hair of the three). I learned who Jim Steranko is and how he got into comics. I saw a panel on Clone Wars, Gears of War 3 (video game), and a collection of animated shorts brought to us by Spike and Mike (though they were not Sick and/or Twisted--we missed that one). And I learned about the Wild Cards book series while waiting for Nathan Fillion and the Castle cast. I knew about George R.R. Martin because of his Song of Ice and Fire books, but I hadn't heard of the series. Now, I can't wait to read them.
Because I didn't bring my real camera and my cell kept dying, these are the only photos I managed to snag. They're not good quality.
|Giant Smurfs are scary.|
|21 and 24 from The Venture Brothers|
|One of the many amazing Legos figures|