Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Heroine's Geeky Faves: July 2012 Comic-Con Edition

I can't believe that Comic-Con is already over. I've been going to cons for ten years now and even helped run one in Fargo. It felt like so long since we went to one, but it was worth the wait. Here are some of the highlights of our experience along with a few extras! And, before I forget, thanks to all the people that helped make the convention a fun experience!

My Highlights
The 10th Anniversary Panel of Firefly, as well as The Legend of Korra and Community 
I love the work of Joss Whedon, but there is a special place in my heart for Firefly. I even made a Kaylee costume! When I heard about the 10th anniversary panel at Comic-Con, I knew that it was going to go on my list (like many others). I was a bit nervous when I found out the other panel I really wanted, The Legend of Korra, was right before it. So, we made plans to get up really early to get in line for it. We arrived around 6am and kept watching the people streaming in.
The Legend of Korra
Joey and I are into Community, the first panel of the day. It was the only time we went to panels, and it was the perfect line-up. The Community cast was just as funny in person, Korra gave me goosebumps, and Firefly turned me into a weepy mess.

Here are articles (spoilers!):
Firefly (video) (article)

Meeting Felicia Day 
They taped The Flog at the same time as the Firefly panel so we weren't able to go. I was a bit disappointed, except Geek and Sundry had a Meet and Greet with Felicia first thing on Thursday morning. We went and got our badges, and then walked over to Belo (YouTube Lounge for the weekend). I can't say enough about Felicia, and I can see why she is "The Queen of Comic-Con".

Playing Munchkin, I mean, Winning Munchkin
We went to the gaming room to play a few games of Munchkin when we had breaks in our schedule. You can learn how to play the game from this episode of Tabletop. It is Joey's and my new addiction.
My hand at the end of Game #1.

Game #1- Played original with expansions. One of the guys took all my cards out of play, and knocked me down to level 1 (Level 10 to win). I built myself up again with the help of Cheat! cards to win the game! Prize: Avengers t-shirt
I won this!!! 

Game #2- Cthulhu deck with a bunch of teenagers. They added in the Munchkinomicon so they kept fighting over getting the card and not leveling up. No one paid attention until I reached Level 9. Joey nudged me when I was talking to the troll next to me, but I knew he would help me. I never stole the Munchkinomicon from him and helped him out for free. It ended up in my favor. Prize: I won more prizes this time, which we gave him an expansion we already had and a little girl our bracelet. I had won what I wanted--- ChibiCthulhu!!!

The Legend of Zelda concert
We bought these tickets when we knew we were moving to San Diego. It was held by the convention center at the Embarcadero Marina Park next to the water and the view of downtown. I definitely will be listening to the soundtracks when editing KIN in the next few weeks. I walked down the main theme of The Legend of Zelda so the music has a very special meaning to the both of us.

Book signings and author sightings
Book publishers were present at Comic-Con! Penguin had a lot of fun giveaways and Mysterious Galaxy helped with the author signings after panels. I didn't make it to any panels, but I did go to one signing. I met a nice gal in line who I took downstairs to show her where other fun authors hang out, which was fun. I met Andrea Cremer, Marie Lu, N.K. Jemisin, and Tessa Gratton. Joey went over and chatted with Orson Scott Card, too. I loved talking to the authors about Firefly and witches. Fun!!!
Talking to Tessa Gratton. The redheads are Stephanie Perkins and Andrea Cremer.
We talked Firefly since I just got out of the panel. Can you guess who I am?

Other Con Highlights
Zachery Levi's unexpected kiss

Marvel reveals their next phase in movies

Hellboy 3?

NerdHQ interviews

I would like to wave hello and to my wonderful friends that we met and hung out with during the con, especially Sue Dawe! We wouldn't have been there without her.

What was your favorite part of Comic-Con, or if you didn't make it there, your favorite piece of coverage?


Related blog posts:
Comic-Con 2009 Panels
Comic-Con 2009 Little Things

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