Unlike other conventions, SDCC always served more as a place for us to see and explore. It's still that way, but when you have other people at your side, it becomes more of a group activity where you elbow that person to say, "Did you SEE that?" It becomes a collaborative thing where you don't just have bragging rights, but your group does!
The first day of con for us is Preview Night on Wednesday. We helped our friend Sue Dawe set up her table in Artist's Alley. That's right! We were able to walk the Exhibit before it even opened. They were still building the Walking Dead exhibit and we found a huge Domo we had to stalk later on for a photo op for Sulu. It also gave a chance for Sulu to see the hall before it fills up wall to wall with people.
Thursday of con was my husband Joey's 29th birthday! I made him a Spider-Man robot pin for him to wear throughout the day so he could get his way. It worked since someone exchanged his Arrow bag for the Batman one (they came with CAPES! this year). He wasn't there when we set up Sue's table so I was able to hide Spider-Man blue and red cupcakes under her table. I added some robot stickers on toothpicks as little flags.
|Joey with his birthday pin and cupcake at Sue's table.|
|With Peggy Eddleman (forgot I was wearing my Hello Kitty ears)|
|Amazing Fantasy--- first appearance of Spider-Man!|
|They are going to have KITTIES in the next Mario! We played the demo.|
|Josue, us and Sulu in line for Hall H. Thanks Josue and Seth for being awesome!|
|World's End--- LOVE THESE GUYS!|
The HIMYM panel was a ton of fun. You could totally see how the cast loves their fans, their job, each other, and their crew. Colbie Smulders sang "Let's Go the the Mall" with us and Jason Segal sang a bit as Dracula from "Saving Sarah Marshall". Neil Patrick Harris ran out into the audience to high five a fan after the guy's impression. It was awesome and probably my favorite panel of the weekend.
|How I Met Your Mother cast and creators. Some of the crew was in the audience.|
Later that night, we were in the VIP section for the masquerade contest after a Backstage view. It was quite an experience to see some of the costumes up close!
Sunday was the quietest of the days. Met the awesome author of Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell. She signed a button for me since I have an e-book and they ran out of hardcovers at the booth. Such a sweetie!!!
|Joss Whedon sighting|
|Took a picture in the Grimm shop. Apparently I'm the main character in this photo (why is my hair so awesome?). Sulu should be since she is a Grim!|
|Pacific Rim costumes. My favorite movie of this year so far!!!|
Sulu stayed another day with us so us girls went to the beach and did a bit of shopping while Joey worked (sad!). We tried on British hats in honor of the Royal Baby's birth. The Leaping Lotus in Solana Beach has a ton of them! After Joey got off work, we went to Pacific Beach to watch the sunset.
|Sulu and I celebrating the Royal Baby!|
|Sunset at Pacific Beach|