Another unintentional hiatus which may or may not have had anything to do with laziness in uploading pictures aside, you know how I said I was one of the many who didn’t get an actual badge for Comic-Con this year? Well, as luck would have it, I did get the chance to infiltrate the con itself…
Wait what? Could it be she went in all ‘Mission Impossible style’ through the ventilation shafts? DID SHE APPARATE? If only, readers, if only. Let’s just say I have an awesome friend, who has a boyfriend, who had a four-day badge, who wasn’t going to be able to attend on Sunday, whose badge was so kindly offered so as not to go to waste. Shhh!
Like Hogwarts, SDCC is impenetrable by apparition
Day 4 (yes, time is wobbly)? Making it into the Con!
And so with many a thanks to said friend, I was able to spend the day actually at Comic-Con. The floor of the convention center is huge, crowded, crazy, and amazing – you never know who you might run into! And sure, ok, it’s a bunch of people trying to sell you stuff – but it’s awesome stuff, awesomely set up with giant replica dragon heads, incredibly accurate model set props, and fun swag! Shiny. What more can a geek ask for?
Of course, there are also the indy artists and writers scattered around, offering a great opportunity to discover something new or chat face to face with someone whose work you follow. And come on, you’re surrounded by fellow fans of all kinds! Creativity abounds inside the convention center, everywhere you look there are fantastic cosplayers, and clever shirts, creative accessories, you name it.
As the final day of the con, things are winding down as the big panels are mostly done and merch quickly dwindling. However, that’s not to say there’s nothing fun going on that day! If you’ve never been to San Diego Comic-Con before, as the most low-key day it might be the perfect way to test out the waters so to speak. Sunday is family day, so you can expect family-friendly panels happening inside (plus lots of cute kids dressed as their favorite characters, wide-eyed with excitement).
After a necessary muffin break I caught up with Megan and the The Nerdy Girlie crew (loved meeting @tillieelvrum & @The_Gamer_Geek face to face over the weekend!). We continued to peruse the floor, getting some last minute nerd gear, geeking out over all things British, attempting to win a carbonite Han Solo – you know, the usual.
As the day winded down, we parked ourselves at one of the very last panels going on. Once you’ve been to a con, you know how amazing it is to simply sit down at the end of the day. Hosted by Crazy4ComicCon, the panel was centered around diversity in comics and was an interesting conversation between the panelists and the audience.
The end came too soon, as we were ushered out of the convention center for clean-up and take-down to begin, but at least had one more meetup to attend before the post-SDCC blues could truly kick in! More photos are below, and more to come from outside the con soon – with no excuses for lagging as they’ve all been uploaded and prepped (take that, laziness).
Thanks for reading, cheers! Until then…