Forget Gotham and Metropolis! Meet LA’s vigilante, Manhunter!
Answer: TOO MUCH STUFF.
Since vendors tend to go all out for SDCC, I thought I’d post some pics from some of the booths (both inside the Exhibit Hall and outside in surrounding areas). However, I don’t have a pic of the infamous Hobbit trolls since I there was a huge line and everyone wanted to pose with them. Eff that.
I also used to have a picture of the exhibit hall on preview night up there, but I took it down for copyright reasons. Instead there is a completely accurate and realistic drawing by me of what the exhibit hall looks like.
Taking cosplay pictures at SDCC is extremely difficult from the sheer number of people (130,000). I’m usually caught up in a wave of people, so that even if I do see something, it’s almost impossible to stop and take a picture of it. Also, there’s the usual traffic problems. And then there’s the problem of EVERYONE wanting to take a picture of someone who did a fantastic job, and you can tell the person posing is getting tired because when they think they’re done, someone else comes running up (me) and wants one last picture. There is never one last picture.
Last weekend was the last and biggest con of the year that I attend: San Diego Comic Con.
(note: sorry for extremely crappy picture quality. I was usually sitting in the back using maximum zoom)
The Los Angeles convention center isn’t really set up properly for Anime Expo. There are too many choke points, and people are too dumb and inconsiderate when it comes to taking pictures. For example, taking pictures in front of the stairs is bad. Taking pictures across a hallway instead of along the hallway is bad. Trying to take pictures in the exhibit hall aisles is bad. All of this makes me want to punch people (I actually did shove one person because he kept backing up into me to take his picture). It also makes me not really want to take pictures. I did manage to get a small handful after I parked Malvitas off to the side in West Hall, and he took a nap after instructing me to get pictures of hot shirtless men (I did not follow his instructions).
I bought this for one of my nephews and then liked it so much I kept it because I’m a bad aunt. I’ll have to buy him another copy.
So… I bought a lot of books.
(Note: this is not my dog. This is what my dog would look like, if I were to have one.)
March 16-18: Wondercon (Anaheim)
May 25-28: Fanime (San Jose) (still need to get flight… somehow)
June 29-2: Anime Expo (Los Angeles)
July 12-15: Comic-Con (San Diego)
Whew. Just got the SDCC ones today. Luckily Team Terrible Cult had a pro who managed to skip the busted link (that I and the other friend were trying to use), and he was 2569 which is AMAZING (Shaz and I were 22000 and 23000 after we figured out the link wasn’t working), so after he got all of our tickets, I snagged an early bird hotel room, so now we are all set (at least, once we get our parking spot near the convention).
And two other friends managed to get their tickets, too, so we could have a giant geektastic friend gathering.
Wondercon in 2 weeks to kick off our nerdtastic con circuit! Of course, I’m broke now after buying all the SDCC stuff… I might be able to only pick up Womanthology if IDW’s having a con deal (please, please, have a con deal……).
A postapocalyptic comic book that’s NOT about zombies! Hooray!