San Diego Comic Con

Barbara Vey -- July 13th, 2012

It’s finally here.  I’m at the San Diego Comic Con.  Those friends of mine who know what it is are jealous.  Those friends who have no clue what Comic Con is think I’m just going to a big costume party with nerds.  Well, they’re both right.

 

Every year that I go, I understand it a little better and don’t waste so much time just wandering around.  There’s so much to see and do you really need some plan of action.  In the past, I’ve always just got up in the morning and hoped for the best.  This year I actually looked at the schedule ahead of time.

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Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger

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Yesterday I hit all the publishers booths but found only one author signing.   Gail Carriger was in full costume (or maybe she always dresses like that) promoting her steampunk book, Soulless.  The book promises “Vampires, werewolves and parasols.”  Gail assured me it’s a parody, so I’m going to have to give it a try when I get home in a couple of weeks.

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Marjorie Liu and X-23

Marjorie Liu and X-23

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Marjorie Liu saw a young woman dressed as one of Marjorie’s Marvel comic book characters, X-23.  She said, “It’s kind of surreal to see your characters come to life.”  Marjorie also told me “Anthony Bourdain strode past me, and I got into an elevator with Tricia Helfer, Tahmoh Penikett, and Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica).”  I told her if I were there I would have asked if I could take a picture.  But, what else is new?

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Barbara Vey Zombie Attack

Barbara Vey Zombie Attack

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At the Max Brooks booth (World War Z), I had my picture taken as I survived a zombie attack.  I don’t know how scared I really look since I was really laughing through the whole thing.  They also had a Zombie App you could download for your phone.  This is the creative fun stuff I like at Comic Con.

 

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I haven’t spotted any celebrities yet, but as usual, there’s a lot of characters walking around and I’m easily distracted.  I’m off to take a bunch of pictures today of the creative people I see.  Tune in tomorrow to see my photo album.

 

Bottom Line:  I would never survive a zombie attack because I think I run slower than they shuffle along.

 

 

47 thoughts on “San Diego Comic Con

  1. joysann

    I LOVE Gail Carriger’s books. They’re funny and charming, and are terrific on audiobook! You’ll love ‘em, Barbara!

    Have a wonderful time during the rest of Comic Con. I’m looking forward to seeing who/what you discover.

  2. Lucy Monroe

    What fun! My son-i-l wants to do this Con, but so far we’ve made it a yearly thing to go to Seattle’s ComiCon (it’s within driving distance) and they all adore it. (I spend more time with the g-daughters). This year my daughter and niece dressed up and were absolutely smashing successes, though they garnered a little more interest than their hubbies were comfy with. LOL Oh, Barbara…the son-i-l is going to be green with envy when I tell him you went to San Diego’s con. :)

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