Hello San Diego Comic Con!
by Yume Ninja-Sovereign | August 9th, 2012
Last month I had the pleasure of attending San Diego Comic Con 2012. It was hot, it was gloomy, but it was glorious.
Good bye Mr. Mycroft, you can’t come to Comic Con… I’m sorry.
My friend Greg and I drove down together on Thursday afternoon. We even made a pit lunch stop at In-n-Out! Yum!
Since I didn’t want to sit in a costume for a 2 hour car ride, I decided to go with my Gambit t-shirt dress from Welovefine.com
*it was an XL t-shirt, I just converted it in to a dress*
We were staying at an amazingly close hotel too! Parking is bat-crazy during comic con, and walking in the heat is just as bad, so I’m glad we got a nearby hotel.
Our elevators were decked out in Game of Thrones ads. Perfect for me!
Greg and I dumped our stuff in our luxurious hotel and made our way over the con.
I ran in to my friends Michelle and Sheyne at the League of Steam booth! The League of Steam had an awesome booth where they gave live demonstrations of some of their tools.
Of course, I also took the advantage of checking out the over-crowded Marvel booth. They had all 8 versions of the Iron Man suit on display.
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of the new suit. The gold color looks really beige to me I think there was too little red in the new suit.
It was also apparently Sexy Captain America day!
I really liked this girl’s diesel Captain America outfit. That’s just me though, I can’t resist the Diesel.
Later on I also made my way over to the Suicide Girl’s booth, where they were wearing the Battle Royale costumes that we (Bubble Punch) had helped create.
We also did a fun interview for Stan Lee’s World of Heroes!
You can watch it here: http://youtu.be/aIMLwomFmmA
I actually don’t talk much in the interview though, because I was furthest from the mic…and also cause I don’t like to talk hahah.
We also traveled with the World of Heroes crew over to the League of Steam booth, where we all got shocked!! ZZZAPP!!
After that, I took out more time to go con-watching. Since Thursday is often less crowded than Friday and Saturday, I just
Star Trek kreo’s! What is a Kreo? It’s Hasboro’s version of Legos.
Oh my gerd, PONIES!!
I kind of am in love with the green shade of wig for Pizzazz.
I had a few people ask me about my opinion on the ‘Jem doll’ since I am an avid Jem fan. Admittedly, the series does NOT hold up.
However, the verdit on the doll? HATED IT.
It’s Jem Soccer Mom. Really? A Blazer and some hot pink pants? And a mom hair cut? What happened Hasboro?
You want to know what my first Jem doll looked like:
It was MUTHAFUCKIN Glitter and Gold Jem!
I could rant on and on about how crap I think the ‘exclusive’ $120 Jem doll was. Okay maybe she’s more barbie-like now, but you could have gone WAY WAY out there with JEM…. and Hasboro gave us “Jem Soccer Mom”.
I was however, extremely impressed with the Canterlot Wedding set.
I’m sad that nobody ever makes the “bad guy” toys for little girls.
I’ll never get a Nightmare Moon or Chrysalis toy
I ran into cute Sirose at the con! I didn’t even know she was on the west coast now! She was helping out in artist alley!
I just love her style, don’t you?
We found the Daft Punk guys…
They were right near The Hobbit trolls!
Though I’m absolutely not excited about this reboot, I love the suits and cars from the new Total Recall.
Hello Kitty Chun-Li was adorable. If you haven’t seen the Sanrio x Capcom Street Fighter collaboration, you need to check it out!
The entire con, I spent searching for the elusive FUNKO ‘LOKI’ Which I did find for $150 (CRAZY!!).
I made do by finding this huge statue of their Maleficent instead.
The Hobbit booth was packed the entire weekend, with good reason. Their booth was amazingly epic. Between the huge trolls and Gandalf at the top, I would have waited in line too… except I am too impatient for lines.
Lets get this straight, when it comes to ‘time travel’ movies… I fucking love Back to the Future. When I saw this Hover Board display from the corner of my eye at the Mattel booth, I made a b-line for it!
This board is going to be out and cost about $150 a pop. They had a really cute ‘save the clock tower’ campaign, however, the board does not in fact, hover. That was a bit of a downer, but you can’t expect to get a real “hover board” for $150….
I wish I had seen Emilia Clarke walking the floor. I stopped by the Game of Thrones section of some booths just to take pictures of figures. I heard that Kit Harrington decided not to show as well, so I didn’t even bother with the panel. That, and I could see the epic line from my hotel window.
I also saw this photo of my friend Tricia at a random booth!
After the floor closed that first night, it was time to go party hopping!
The first party we hit up was on the 40th floor Hyatt bar. The view was gorgeous.
After that, we hit up a few bars, and then I went over to the Munky King party.
I ran into my friend Buff Monster and he gave me this card.
Then I had some mashed potato and bacon pizza!
On FridayI decided to wear my Art Deco Nightmare Moon outfit again. I did get mistaken for ‘Princess Luna’ a few times. I get it, it’s KIND OF the same character…. but totally not!
I’ll never say no to brony love though.
I didn’t spend too much of the day at the con. It was super crowded and we were throwing the Andrew WK party later that evening.
I did go back to the Hasboro booth to take pictures with Pinkie Pie!
We ran into this awesome Klingon during lunch! Michelle made the mistake of stealing a chair from him….
Klingons are a proud race, don’t steal from them. He was an awesome sport though. *STAR TREK NERDING OUT*
After lunch Michelle and I found a nice spot to take photos in our outfits.
After the short photo session, Michelle and I decided to head back to her hotel for some pool time and drinks before the Andrew WK party!
Then we went over to the venue to prepare for the event! I didn’t bother taking photos because we were so busy the entire night.
I wanted to try to make it to the Batgirl party too but the party went late and I was so tired that I decided to meet up for a late dinner with Chrissa and Jon (OGeeku.com) at the Syfy lounge.
The next day, Greg and I decided to get some breakfast before going back to the con. Since it was Saturday, we needed to mentally prepare for the gathering of the nerds too.
Ironically we went back to the Syfy lounge and ran into Lana and Archer (from Archer!)
I love her sweater dress.
Breakfast Burrito!!!! I only ate about 1/2 and not much of the beans at all….
It was also my Jem Punk day!
What is Jem Punk? well shit… it’s Dieselpunk meets Jem!
I got lots of compliments about my makeup.
It was really easy though! It was mostly Dollipop and Lit Cosmetics glitter!
This was also the day that Greg introduced me to Ragnar. I totally need to cosplay this:
I wanted to buy all of these prints, but I couldn’t afford it
We also saw a booth with replica costumes. I really wanted this dieselbpunk Captain America outfit, just to have it!
Boba Fett crab!
There were a lot of off-site free events as well.
One of these said events, was the display of all of the Batmobiles. I couldn’t take a proper picture of ‘The Tumbler’ from the Dark Knight Trilogies.
I think the fan favourite seems to be Michael Keaton’s Batmobile.
Adam West’s Batmobile, a classic.
I really hate the Val Kilmer and the Clooney ones, they’re just ridiculous looking.
After an entire day of walking around, I went back to the hotel to find a MASTER SWORD!
On the last day of comic con, I spent most of it just packing and wandering around. I stopped at the Broken Yolk for breakfast before Greg and I decided to make our way home.
Comic Con was a blast, and I can’t wait to (hopefully) return in 2013! I definitely think that if any of you want to go to SDCC next year just make it ONE DAY for shopping. Unless you want to spend hours waiting in line for panels, there is a lot of free stuff to do around the convention.
And of course, partying there’s lots of parties to go to!
I got to meet so many people at Comic Con this year! I met Betty from Fashion Tips From Comic Strips, ran into Julie Doll, saw Grant and Jenny momentarily, had tons of fun with the guys from Stan Lee’s World of Heroes, met Blake Anderson from Workaholics back stage at Andrew WK, and met some of the guys from SMBC Theater!
I missed so many other friends though! It’s that golden rule of conventions, you either seen the same people over and over…or you just can’t seem to find them.
When I got home I watched the Game of Thrones panel. All in a weekend’s woth of nerding out.