So this post is a little later, it was supposed to be up no later than Monday, but here it is all the same.
Day Two a Tucson Comic-Con was a bit slower than Day One, however it still seemed much more lively than Day Two of last year. There were still plenty of cosplayers, and the Daleks were still trying to take over. Continue reading “Tucson Comic-Con, Day 2” »
The above is an example of “cosplay”, also I’m pretty sure I tweeted this pic right after it was taken.
I’d like to open this blog by saying two things, first is that I see high value in social media. I think it’s fantastic (if used for good) that people can GENUINELY connect after just a few key strokes in ways never considered possible, even if it’s just in 140 characters. The second thing I want to say upfront is, I’m a con attendee… and by that I mean once a year I’m one of those people that heads out to San Diego (potentially with cosplayin a suitcase) to spend 4 nights and 4 days surrounded by fellow nerds. Not everybody “gets” Comic-Con, or why people go (130,000 people, in case you were wondering), and that’s fine, this blog isn’t to explain the joys of SDCC, but I’ll provide one of the main reasons that people go, whether it’s for the comics, the panels for movies or TV, people watching, or the chance to see your favorite scifi celebrity, or writer, or artist. Whatever it’s for, it’s an opportunity for an AUTHENTIC in-person experience, that you just can’t get at home. Continue reading “NYCC Needs to Tweet an Apology” »
Hello all, so Comic-Con was a blast here’s a breakdown of how it all went, beginning with Preview Night and Day One
Beyond the Con
So some of you may be wondering why I’m not starting with Comic-Con 2013 at the con itself. Well it’s how I started my blur of a Con experience this year, and after some excellent crowdsourcing via Facebook I agreed with my friends that the best way to go about blogging about all the fun that was had, was to go about it chronologically. If you’re reading this after everything is up feel free to skip to DAY 3, which was my Hall H day, which was probably the peak of the con this year.
So Preview night found us at the “Under the SDCC” Party hosted by The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and was sponsored by Vita Coco, which made me happy I LOVE coconut water, and it was what I’d brought along to stay hydrated. The party was (like nearly everything at the con) a bit crowded but fun!
The next day we spent it all outside, starting the morning with some Dutch and Predator Cos-play!
Predator Rebekah gets ready for the day!
Posing in front of the Black Sails ship!
Predator picture fail! (Actually I LOVE this POV, which was an accident)
The Predator sneaks up behind me!
We look awesome together!
The Predator decided to kill a helpless Con attendee!
So we fought!
It was epic!
Look I’m fighting a Girly Predator, But we called it a draw!
This is me saying: “Get to the Con, do it NNNNNOOOOOWWW!”
Unfortunately, we very quickly felt less than comfortable in our costumes, and so we changed into regular clothes
All of our fun was spent across Harbor Drive visiting the huge NBC set up, which included 3 main points of interest, The Dracula exhibit (which was way less scary than I thought it would be, The Blacklist exhibit, (which was way less interesting than I thought it would be, but we got a bag) and the Revolution exibit (which was way awesomer than I thought it would be).
Why I haven’t already been watching a show with Giancarlo Esposito and Elizabeth Mitchell I have no idea!
Solar powered charging station!
It featured a place where people could hang out, and charging stations for people’s devices! Not only was it a relief to several con-goers, who often spend time (as we did at one point on Friday) sitting or standing along walls with outlets, because all of the photo taking and posting can drain a battery quickly, but it tied amazingly with the theme of Revolution, which is power based, so kudos to NBC for some quality marketing, I now want to watch the show!
We also spent some time right near Petco Park (where Nerd HQ was taking place – I SO want to be there next year!) We took photos at the Walking Dead display,
I wanted to save Rebekah… but I was worried about this zombie’s neck!
Thank goodness Rebekah was WAY less concerned about the zombie than I was.
This poor attendee died AGAIN, must be the red shirt.
as well as photos of Justice League customized cars
Finally the last exhibit we visited was for Enders Game, which featured pieces of actual sets, which is always fun.
Also on the way out, we snagged a photo with a Headless Horseman! More on this in Friday’s blog on a new show Sleepy Hollow!
Did you spend any con time outside of the convention center?