We came, we saw, we conquered. Once again, geeks took over beautiful San Diego, California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con. Where you're free to be yourself or a seven foot alien with two heads.
It was surprisingly crowded but I managed to take a quick sweep around the floor to see some of the bigger booths I knew would be impassable for me in my scooter the next few days. The main draw for me was the Warner Bros. booth where they were housing several delectable props. A giant display case held all seven Horcruxes from the Harry Potter films plus a few other items but for some reason the lights weren't on so I couldn't get very good pictures. But luckily this fella came along with his own light source. Abin Sur. Or rather, Abin Sur's corpse in a medical chamber from the Green Lantern film. It. Was. Awesome.
After the show floor closed, I went for a walk in the downtown San Diego area known as the Gaslamp Quarter and ran into not only Rob Liefeld and Robert Kirkman but J.J. FREAKING ABRAMS!! I cannot tell you how ridiculously nice and gracious he was. When I told him how much I loved his work it was like he was hearing that compliment for the first time.
Friday I got to see Milla Jovovich in person at the Resident Evil: Afterlife panel in Hall H. Need I say more? Ok, actually I'm surprised I kept it together. I didn't meet her or anything but this is actually the first time I've seen her speak live and it was really exciting for someone who's as big a fan as I am. One of the audience members asked her to say "Multipass" and she did. Twice.
On Friday the DC Comics booth had a lot of cool stuff going on. I got to meet one of my favorite writers, Gail Simone, for the first time. I want her to be my adoptive mom because she appreciates naked Catman as much as I do.
There were tons of toys and other merchandise to preview and absolutely none to buy. I really hate that. It's totally "look but don't touch." You guys know I can't wait for this one...
This epic, EPIC Darkseid cosplayer was mulling around the booth as well. I would not want to run into him in a dark alley.
Friday night was the Geek Girls & Friends Tweetup hosted by myself, Kristin and Geek Girl Diva. I was so exhausted from the day I got there an hour late and found out I couldn't get into my OWN party! The establishment told us we were at capacity and couldn't let anyone else in. Eventually I was let in and got to meet a bunch of great people, some I knew, some I didn't. It was a really fun party complete with geek films being played in the background, a DJ (our friend ABoyNamedArt) and tons of prizes to give out. We're sorry if you weren't able to make it or get in because of the crowd. Look for it to be bigger and better next year for sure!
Saturday was reserved for my Ravager cosplay but I had a lot of fun taking pictures of other amazing cosplayers the entire weekend. Here are a few that made an impression.
These folks gathered after the Green Lantern panel to take some pictures with Geoff Johns. There were Red and Orange Lanterns on the left and a Star Sapphire on the right but I couldn't get them all in one shot. I was most impressed with Black Lantern Wonder Woman and wary of her battle ax.
I'm extremely sad I never thought of this. I saw a picture online of another girl in a TARDIS dress, I wonder if they coordinated.
It was too cramped for me to get a full shot of Hawkgirl's wings but let me tell you, they were huge! And I can't even imagine how long it took to put all the feathers together. It made for a really cool look.
Gotta love Lobo. If memory serves me, the back of his vest read, "Suck it Fanboys."
No, this wasn't a cosplay. Although there were countless zombies walking around throughout the weekend, this was the fantastic booth AMC put together for their new The Walking Dead series. There was a woman lying dead on the floor to the right as well. And the trailer for the show lives up to expectation. I can't wait!!