seen and not seen at Comic Con
July 27, 2011
Everyone I show this picture to goes “Aaaaack!” It’s just so wrong.
Also very wrong:
Flash on a Segway. The mind boggles a bit. But let me tell you about the creepiest costume I saw: there was someone dressed as Rorschach, which is not an usual costume, but he was walking around with a girl about 4-5 years old (his daughter I presume) who was dressed as Hit Girl. It was cute for about half a second until I started thinking through the implications. Then it was just…disturbing.
Look at what was playing at the House of Blues Saturday. If it had said Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes I might have gone:
I added some bling to my backpack:
The con went well. I met lots of folk, signed lots of books, and had lots of good meals with good friends. And I have an epic tale of heartbreak. Epic, I tell you. The usual convention thing happened, where I went through the program guide, circled the things I wanted to see, only to discover that the things I wanted to see were all scheduled opposite my own events. This included the Nathan Fillion/Castle panel, which started 15 minutes after the Wild Cards panel ended, but since we were scheduled to sign books right after the panel I couldn’t go try to get in to see it at the last minute.
Then, on Saturday, I discovered the awful truth: the Nathan Fillion/Castle panel was IN THE SAME ROOM, immediately after the Wild Cards panel. My first thought was, oh crap, the actual Wild Cards fans won’t be able to come see us because all the Nathan Fillion fans will be camping in the chairs. My second thought was, what on earth did I have to do to accidentally sort of linger on stage long enough to accidentally sort of run into Nathan Fillion?
Long story short, my plan didn’t work. Alas. I was that close, people. (I did, however, spot Chris Evans signing autographs at the massive Marvel Comics Avenger booth. I did not get a picture because the security guy yelled at me. Alas again.)