July 29, 2014

Another Comic-Con in the bag

Stick a fork in me, I'm done. I'm nearly recovered from San Diego Comic-Con. Though the convention is all kinds of crazy and exhausting, I wouldn't trade it for anything. It did feel harder to navigate the crowds this year and getting from point a to point b made me more tired and crankier than usual, but I have a hunch the high humidity and heat that plagued San Diego had something to do with it. Come on, weather controlling people, San Diego's supposed to be breezy and tolerable!

Here's a rundown of some of the cool things I saw and did this year:

- I met the real-life Chopper (not the statue in the above picture) from Star Wars Rebels. I want one.
- I saw the first episode of Star Wars Rebels, and it was delightful. My spoiler-free thoughts are at IGN.
- I interviewed the cast and executive producers for Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Once Upon a Time, and Supernatural for IGN and Nerdist.
- I covered some cool panels including ones for the shows listed above and iZombie and Toy Story that Time Forgot. I'm feeling jazzed about iZombie.
- I got in some Baymax love because I've already fallen for the character from Big Hero 6:

Art by Amy Mebberson

- I didn't eat nearly enough food.
- I received my first ever blisters in nine years of attending Comic-Con. That was not my favorite.
- I hugged people I only see a few times a year.
- I followed Guillermo del Toro in a makeup chair during an IGN livestream recording thing.
- I got stuck in a swarm of crowds at least one million times.
- I watched people run through an Assassin's Creed parkour/obstacle course, video here.

- I stopped by the Wired Cafe and had some Game of Thrones beer:

- I attended my first fashion show, and it featured geek haute couture.
- I dressed like a Lumberjanes scout with some of my dearest friends:

- I had an amazing time despite being sweaty and wiped for 4.5 days straight.

See all my photos from Comic-Con over at Flickr or browse the cosplay highlights at Nerdist. You can check out my coverage from the convention at IGN, StarWars.comAskMen, and Fashionably Geek.


  1. That seems like it was an awesome time. It kind of cool to experience comic-con through your blog. I hope I will be able to make it there one year, right now I'm planning for next year, but we'll see how that goes. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It was a whirlwind but completely worth the stress and lack of sleep. Thanks for reading the posts, and I hope you make it to San Diego next year. It's an experience, for sure.


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