My Spidey senses were tingling
Today we went to the Comic Con
down in San Diego - I was surprised how fun it was. I hadn't been there in over 10 years - I remember cause it was sometime back when Image
was first beginning.
When we got there I couldn't even make it to the end of the line - it was so long there had to be at least 8000 - 10,000 people ahead of us. I wanted to give up and go home of course, but luckily Kyle's friend Paul was at the front of the line and got us in. Whew. Thanks Paul, there was no way I was waiting in line in the hot sun for 4 hours.
Of course the only reason I went down was to see Kevin Smith
and I waited 2 hours to get into the room to see him, but it was so worth it. First they let us in early and so we got to see Angelina Jolie pimping Tomb Raider 2. I was amazed at how beautiful she was in person, I never really thought much of her. We watched her Q & A session and let's just say, lesbians love Angelina Jolie.
Kevin Smith was basically, well, exactly like the dvd "An Evening with Kevin Smith" - very funny, very honest. He talked about how people get angry at him for not getting his work out on time, etc. He also talked about how he watched the "Ben and Jen" Datelne special, and laughed....a lot.
It seems weird to me that most people there were dressed up like Anime characters or Sci-Fi people. Point one - the first guy I saw walking away from the parking structure was dressed up like Egon from Ghostbusters
, his outfit looked exactly like it was from the movies, with that backpack thingie and all. What happened to the old days of Marvel and people's devotion to comics - it is a COMIC convention after all. Other spying people in weird outfits, it was just a lot of walking around. It was freaking amazing at how big the exhibit hall was - there were so many vendors it was impossible to walk through the room without being tired. Here are some things that were interesting
1. A not so skinny guy dressed as NEO from the Matrix, man coat and all.
2. A very fit and very hairy, shirtless man who was dressed (?) as Wolverine but he used tin foil as claws.
3. A Philipino guy dressed like Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks
4. A bunch of people in Hogwarts school uniforms.
5. Oh and the pinnacle, I tell you it never fails, a man dressed as Sailor Moon
- what up with that?