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Friday, August 2, 2013

Adventures at Comic-Con

Four and a half days. No sleep. Massive crowds. Way too much walking, but an insanely good time could only mean one thing:

COMIC-CON! Our annual adventure concluded a couple of weeks ago, and I am only now just recovering.

The massive exhibit hall. You can literally get lost in here - at least I did.

This year, Bean (aka Super Mario) only attended preview night with us. Pinga stayed back with Grandma and Grandpa. Thanks to them, we got to enjoy the whole convention without kids, (although admittedly, I did go through withdrawals). Bean enjoyed the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, where they had a bouncy slide set up promoting the Smurfs 2 movie.


What's this? A Hello Kitty pop up shop? Um, yes please!

We found out at midnight the night before the Star Wars Fan Breakfast that we had made it in (we had been on the wait list.) This was a breakfast buffet at the Edgewater Grill in Seaport Village. We ate good food, met some nice people and even won some prizes! Hubby won an entire collection of Hallmark Star Wars Christmas ornaments. Which is actually pretty cool. I won this totally
scaryawesome one of kind figure - which we promptly traded with somebody else for a t-shirt, as he wanted it more than us. We're so nice.


I wonder what would have happened if I had brought this home to the kids?

We also partied at Petco Park (yummy free food and a scary ferris wheel ride), saw a celebrity or two, played yet to be released video games, and saw actual Ender's Game movie sets. Plus, as always, we attended interesting panels. Archie Comics is coming out with some pretty cool stuff this year, for reals. And I'm not just saying that because they gave everyone at the panel a swag bag crammed with free comics. I even found time to work at the Unshelved booth for a couple of hours each day. Which, if you haven't read this web comic set in a library, you're missing out. Go read it. Now.


This year's Comic-Con was crazier, more exhausting and more awesome than ever. I can't wait to do it again next year. Wish us luck getting tickets! And check out my past Comic-Con posts here.


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16 comments :

  1. The best part really was taking Bean as Mario.

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  2. We went down to the area on Thursday night just to see the activities outside the con itself. Next year I totally want to buy passes! My kids went down that Smurfs 2 slide about a dozen times each haha!

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    1. It's so much fun exploring the activities outside! Every year there seems to be more stuff going on. I hope you're able to buy passes for next year!

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  3. Jealous! I've lays wanted to attend Comic Con! It's on my bucket list.

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  4. This looks like it was so much fun.

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  5. Going to Comic Con is on my list of "to-do's"!! I love that Hello Kitty pop art!

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    1. Hello Kitty is the best! Definitely a highlight this year :)

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  6. Looks like a ton of fun, my husband wants to go to comic con one day

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  7. My husband has been denying to attend one of the comic con events. Can't wait to go one day!

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  8. How neat! How long does it last? I was thinking it was a weekend, but with everything you did, it seems like it's more. :-)

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    1. It starts Wednesday evening and goes until Sunday evening. And yes, there's so much to do it's impossible to see it all!

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  9. I am such a geek. Comic Con is one of my bucket list trips. Blog posts like this only make me want to go that much more!

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  10. I manage to miss ComicCon San Diego every year, but I really want to go. My kids love seeing all the people in Star Wars cosplays all over town.

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