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Comic Con Report, volume 6: Conclusion Comic Con Report, volume 6: Conclusion

There’s always more going on at Comic Con than any one person can cover. In addition to the many panels and signings, there are also booths selling collectables and booths for artists selling their work. There are metal workers and as always lots of steam punk leather workers, and of course there are comic book…

Comic Con Report, volume 5: Magical
Boarding School Edition Comic Con Report, volume 5: Magical Boarding School Edition

On Saturday at Comic Con I spent most of the day in the Indigo Ballroom. I was there to see panels for Cosmos, The Orville, and Twin Peaks which meant altogether around six hours of other panels I needed to sit through. I packed my dinner instead of lunch that day—I made some cucumber sushi rolls and a hard boiled egg…

Comic Con Report, volume 4: The Wrong
Audience Edition Comic Con Report, volume 4: The Wrong Audience Edition

I didn’t notice the gender swapped Alex DeLarge when I took this photo by the expensive pizza cafe at Comic Con but I applaud her now, wherever she is.

Comic Con Report, volume 3: Cosmic
Edition Comic Con Report, volume 3: Cosmic Edition

In Sci-Fi/Fantasy fandom, you can often judge a show’s popularity by how many people dress as its characters at Comic-Con. It was no surprise to me that I saw a lot more Orville cosplay than Star Trek: Discovery cosplay. In fact, I didn’t see any Discovery cosplay whatsoever. That doesn’t mean there weren’t any though…

Comic Con Report, volume 2: Exhibit
Hall Edition Comic Con Report, volume 2: Exhibit Hall Edition

Here’s a genuine Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This was at a booth at Comic Con auctioning off authentic Hollywood props.

Comic Con Report: volume 1 Comic Con Report: volume 1

I took the trolley to Comic Con every day this year. The station at the Convention Centre had special Stranger Things themed signage.

Buildings of Comic Con Buildings of Comic Con

Here’s the San Diego Convention Centre this morning photographed from where I was at Seaport Village. It’s nestled between two massive hotels—all three buildings host Comic Con programmes every year, as do the library and a few other hotels.

The Guardians of the Comic Con The Guardians of the Comic Con

Oh, what happy Nazgul. How often can you say that? That photo’s from yesterday at the Weta booth at Comic Con. I was at Comic Con all day yesterday and didn’t hear the news about James Gunn getting fired by Disney until I got home. He’s been fired after a pro-Trump web site drudged up ten year old tweets in which Gunn…

Predator of Comic Con Predator of Comic Con

The first panel I saw in Hall H yesterday was for Shane Black’s upcoming Predator movie, which distinguishes itself with the word “the” at the beginning. I had zero interest in the movie before yesterday but after the panel I kind of want to see it. Looks like the panel as a promotional tactic paid off this time.…

Bees of Comic Con Bees of Comic Con

I got up really early to get into Hall H this morning but I needn’t have bothered. Hall H never filled up. I had almost a whole row of seats to myself during the Doctor Who panel. There’s a moment in the panel where the panelists asked all the cosplayers to raise their hands and I think four hands went up in the…

The Face of the Comic Con The Face of the Comic Con

Dig my new exclusive Comic Con lapel pin! Yeah, that’s right, it’s . . . a guy. I guess it’s Superman from the cowlick. It comes with the ever useful Comic Con bag which is also covered with Warner Brothers/DC advertising. I love those bags, don’t get me wrong, I’ve accumulated a good pile of them and they’re real…

Comic Con Report, volume 6: Room 6A
Edition Comic Con Report, volume 6: Room 6A Edition

I took this photo moments after the gentleman in the stripey shirt had been down on one knee proposing marriage to the woman with the “bullshit” shirt. I don’t think her acceptance was bullshit. This came at the end of a Klingon fan fiction stage play starring the Stranglehold Klingons, their 24th annual performance…

Comic Con Report, volume 5: Mood Indigo
Edition Comic Con Report, volume 5: Mood Indigo Edition

It was at least six or seven years ago Comic Con expanded beyond the capacity of the San Diego convention centre to accommodate, panels spilling over into all the ballrooms of all the hotels in the vicinity. But it was only this year I finally got around to seeing the Hilton Indigo Ballroom where there were two panels…

Comic Con Report, volume 4: Battle
Hardened Pigeon Edition Comic Con Report, volume 4: Battle Hardened Pigeon Edition

I think this is the angriest pigeon in San Diego. I saw him during Comic Con at a trolley station.

Comic Con Report volume 3: Doctor Who
Edition Comic Con Report volume 3: Doctor Who Edition

Here are a couple Doctor Who cosplayers I met on Friday, dressed as the Twelfth and Seventh Doctors. Apart from that there’s not a whole lot of Doctor Who at Comic Con I can tell you about that you can’t experience yourself by watching the full YouTube videos of both panels:

Comic Con Report, volume 2: Game of
Thrones Edition Comic Con Report, volume 2: Game of Thrones Edition

Here’s Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen from Sunday night’s new Game of Thrones, arguably the two most prominent characters in the ensemble series, played by two actors who weren’t at Comic Con. Which is fine, there’s no reason anyone should have to face the heat and crowds if they don’t want to, but I’d have…

Comic Con Report, volume 1, Twin Peaks
Edition Comic Con Report, volume 1, Twin Peaks Edition

One of the episodes most satisfyingly reminiscent of the first two seasons, last night’s Twin Peaks, “There’s Fire Where You’re Going”, also continued Lynch’s discussion of the relationship between violence and children. It also showed how the forces for good are slow, misdirected, and mysterious, sometimes tragically…

Sunday, So the Sun Sets on Comic Con Sunday, So the Sun Sets on Comic Con

Here’s the last photo I took of Comic Con 2017. A few people were still lined up under those white tents for Hall H even though the last Hall H panel had ended already. It is a nice shaded spot, anyway. It was around 4:30pm—I don’t usually leave so late on Sunday but I felt like lingering this year, I really didn’t…

Sharks and Aliens at Comic Con Sharks and Aliens at Comic Con

I haven’t been taking many cosplay photos this year. Too many sites are doing a more exhaustive job of catching every interesting and halfway interesting costume than I can. So far I’ve only stopped two people to ask if I could take their picture.

Comic Con Crab and Doctors Comic Con Crab and Doctors

This crab was on the rocks watching everything outside the Indigo Ballroom yesterday where it turned out there was a panel I wanted to see, a Doctor Who panel, which I’ll be posting more about when I have time. For now, here’s Peter Davison, Sophie Aldred, and Colin Baker responding to the casting of Jodie Whittaker…

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