Thursday, July 31, 2014

San Diego Comic Con 2014

Friday was the next day of Comic Con. We only had a couple of panels on our wish list, Cosplay 101 and Falling Skies. It was our first cosplay day! We were dressed as Ghostbusters and I made Camille a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume! We had a bit of a fight getting it on her. Once it was on thought she was fine and away we went. We headed to Nerd HQ first, checked out all they had to offer and took some pics

 We headed to Cosplay 101, which had some cool information. One of the panelist was actually someone we met at ConDor! We recognized his awesome cool arm. I wish I had gotten a picture of him! After that the Falling Skies panel was awesome. Most of the main characters were there, it was great to hear them talk about what they hoped for their characters. By that time, I think i was dying. It was SO FRAKING HOT in our ghostbuster coveralls. Sweaty! But it was super fun to be a group. We saw a couple other awesome cosplays:
Saturday was my day! JOHN BARROWMAN DAY!!! That was all I really cared about. Camille and I were both dressed as a TARDIS. We wandered the exhibit hall, Kieran bought some art, I bought some boots then we headed to the Indigo ballroom to see Defiance, Nerdist and John Barrowman. All AWESOME panels. Camille was tired/fussy during Defiance so we went for a walk and wandered around. When we came back we went to where the Defiance cast was, just to see them. Camille dropped her Barbie on the other side of a roped off area. Grant Bowler (Nolan on Defiance) walked by and saved her Barbie. He said how cute she was and airplaned her Barbie to her. She's always making famous friends! John Barrowman was great too, he is always so fun. He answered a ton of questions, we got to ask him about his books, if there was a chance of a graphic novel or live action version. His answer was a definite maybe! Awesome!! After that we went back to the Exhibit Hall, took a picture with a White Walker, Baymax, and some Star Trek guys. Camille also started saying Spiderman. Apparently she's a big fan!

Sunday was our last day (insert sad face). It was Jayne hat day! I knit 5 Jayne hats and I'm still totaly over yellow and orange. OVER IT. But it was aweosme. My mom, Camille and I wore shirts that said WWJD What Would Jayne Do? It was great to see all the people that Got it. Sadly we got quite a few "who is Jayne" but we quickly learned them good. Awesome buddy Kieran got there before us and got in line for me to get John Barrowmans signature! YAY! But I ran all the way there from the trolley so I was pretty gross and sweaty when I got there. But whatever! He signed Camille's TARDIS Dress! IT"S AWESOME!!! Then we turned the corner and there was Jamie Bamber!! Be still by BSG heart!! He was so handsome and sweet. LOVE HIM. I had him sign my BSG shirt. Then later in the day I got Richard Hatch to sign it! Both Appolo's on one shirt!! New favorite possesion! We just wandered around and saw what we could see Sunday. My mom and I really checked out the Artists Alley, there were so many awesome awesome artists.
I think next year I will try to blog each day so I can really remember each day. Our hotel/condo didn't have wi-fi so I didn't get a chance to, but next year I think it'll be worth it!
I can't wait for next year!! I want to start planning our cosplay now! and I think we may hit up some other Cons before then. Maybe see what northern California has to offer!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

San Diego Comic Con ........ Part 1

My comic con trek began around 4am on Wednesday the 23rd. We had a bright at early flight from Northern California to southern. My husband drove my mom, daughter and myself to the tiny airport and away we went. Luckily Camille slept pretty much the whole flight. We landed in LAX, made a Disney pit stop to have breakfast with a friend and then headed to San Diego. We got our passes and settled into our condo. My brother in law picked us up and took us to dinner at a burger place called Hodad's. It was DELICIOUS. tons of food, really good, and awesome music. You just don't hear Danzig at restaurants much. Shame, really.

Thursday I was really excited for a Battlestar Gallactica panel. It sort of ended up being mostly just a Richard Hatch talking about Richard Hatch panel, but it is what it is. I wore my BSG tank top and loved seeing the few BSG cosplayers. mostly blonds playing Starbuck. I was hoping for one hot lady to be 6, but no luck.
By this time, we had most of our group assembled. We wandered the exhibits for a while after that panel, taking in our first day. We played with legos!

Two in our group are pretty big LOTR fans, so we headed to to an Unofficial Hobbit panel. We got there early and got to listen to George RR Martin discuss his books a bit. It was good timing for me because I watch Game and Thrones and have just started book one on audio during my work commutes.It was cool to hear him talk about the differences between the books and show and about all his other works.

I also got a surprise visitor that night! While heading out to dinner, Kieran surprised me by bringing Amanda! I hadn't seen her in like forever and it was the best surprise.

That was pretty much our first day. I'll leave you with some random pictures I took Thursday: