Saturday, July 14, 2012

San Diego Comic Con 2012

The San Diego Comic Con is a yearly event in my household. Carlos and I have been attending this San Diego gem since we were kids. And now we continue this tradition with our boys. What delights me the most about attending the Con is just the energy of the crowd and knowing how we all share a common love, comic books and popular arts. Of course I do have other reasons for going which include: the always fun Costume Sightings for our favorite characters; 

Most Creative Interpretation: Bowser with Pet Chain Chomp.

Legend of Korra: Korra Fangirl in Water Tribe Gear

Legend of Korra: Amon and his groupies the Equalists.

My personal favorite, Man Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 3, Chapter 17 "The Ember Island Players" and Fire Nation Katara.

Female Loki & Iron Man (his helmet really works!)

Even my youngest son, Tomás, loves to be part of the Costume Crowd.
He is pictured here with his own Princess Peach.

small talk with both small press and (if we're lucky) large press comic book artists & writers;

DC Artist Panel: (L) Comic Book Artist Nicola Scott drawing Wonder Woman; (R) The finished drawing by Scott which she gave to me. Fangirl bonus!!!

Charming Greeting Cards: The Mincing Mockingbird & The Frantic Meerkat at the small press section have the most humorous & darling cards & books. I bought the card on the left which I plan to frame for my bedroom.

trying to see a favorite TV or movie panel, which is virtually impossible nowadays unless you stand in line for at least 4 hours even then you're not guaranteed entrance into the panel room;
Inside the Convention Center with "Game of Thrones" banners. 

and last but not least buying a few fan memorabilia and comic books. My current favorite read is Joe Hill's "Locke & Key". Since I've started reading his comic books I've been obsessed with skeleton keys and large old wardrobes. Of course the artist Gabriel Rodriguez is also to blame since his artwork brings so much depth and mystery to the whole story. Just fantastic all around.

Volume 4 of Joe Hill's "Locke & Key". It now lives next to me on my nightstand.

HBO's "Game of Thrones" is another brilliant addition to the world of fantasy. Great story, beautiful film locations, and it makes me want to wear a big furry coat with my pet dire wolf following me around in the snowy forests.

My most coveted purchase this year: "Game of Thrones" Coffee Mug. 
Watch out Lannister Family, Winter is Coming!!!

Cheers to Fanboys and Fangirls for another great San Diego Comic Con year!

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