Tuesday, July 24, 2012

San Diego Comic-Con: Part 2

Yes, we did survive. It was 41 hours of concrete floors, hot dogs, costumes, comics, fans, and of course, cinnamon pretzels (I kept myself to one day).

It was a really fun con as always. This was year #4 for us, so there weren’t too many surprises. We’ve gotten pretty good at con-going, so we know what to pack and what not to. At our first con, Emerald City, we literally packed a suitcase worth of stuff (food, extra food,  a machete, snacks, a banana, sweaters, pants, jackets, more snacks, pepper spray, and 100 feet of rope, just in case). Now we get by with a couple backpacks and Leigh’s portfolio case.

In all honesty, nothing truly weird happened this year. Oh, there were a couple of crazy people, but you get those at every con. We did see Sean Astin (Samwise from the Lord of the Rings trilogy), but that was it as far as celebrities I recognized. Granted, I don’t watch much TV, so we could have had a veritable conga line of celebrities going by the table and I wouldn’t have batted an eye.

I really wish I had some fascinating story about a publisher or celebrity or something, but as one of my old bosses used to say ‘I got nothin’.’

I did get a bunch of photos, though, which you can view on our Facebook page.



Marc said...

Glad you survived San Diego. I stopped going a couple years back, due to the crowding and lack of space. If you're interested in attending a less Hollywood-style con, please consider the Phoenix Comicon. Memorial Day weekend, and yes it is Phoenix, so it is getting warm (90's), but it's still bearable.

Gorly said...

Page 259: "Independence", not "Independance"

Jason Janicki said...

I hadn't heard of Phoenix Con, but I'll check it out.


Thanks, Gorly. I hereby blame the word processor :)