Some random observations about San Diego Comic-Con

   Tue, July 26, 2011 - 8:36 PM
I'm super glad I went, but I don't think I need to go back.

Dragon*Con in Atlanta is way better in general, and the shopping at Dragon*Con is way, WAY better.

H. Jon Benjamin is just as funny as you'd expect him to be.

If a protein/meal bar has the phrase "Warning: Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect," it should be in LARGE RED LETTERS ON THE FRONT OF THE WRAPPER, instead of teeny letters on the inside back fold of the wrapper.

Aside from getting to watch the next episode of Archer (which is *awesome*, by the way) in advance, the best panel I attended was, by far, the Penguins of Madagascar panel.

The Caesar salad at the Marriott is fantastic.

If you spend four days packed into tiny rooms with 130,000 people, expect to return with con crud. I did. (And the Tylenol and Motrin are NOT helping.)

After the con was over on Sunday afternoon, I went into the hot tub at the Marriott. There were two skinny, tan, 18-something girls talking to two 20-something boys, obviously none of whom were there for Comic-Con. The conversation went like this:

Girl: "So, what was Comic-Con like?"

Me: "Really, really crowded."

Girl: "Were there a lot of celebrities?"

Me: "Yeah, tons."

Girl: "Like who?"

Me: "You'd only be interested if you're interested in science fiction and fantasy and stuff."

Girl: "Oh, yeah, I'm *totally* interested!"

Me: "Okay, well, this afternoon I saw Marina Sirtis, who played Troi on Star Trek, Michael Dorn..."


Me: "No... Michael DORN. He played Worf on Star Trek. No basketball players. Just TV personalities. Let's see... then there was the guy who played Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the guy who plays Pete in Warehouse 13, oh, and the entire cast of Fringe walked by..."


Me: "No... not Friends... FRINGE..."

I weep for the future.


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Tue, July 26, 2011 - 10:58 PM
I was wondering what you'd think about Comic-Con!!

I was there last year for work (spent most of my time in a booth), and even though I could retreat to the booth when I got tired of the crowds, it was still overwhelming. Fun, but overwhelming. As soon as I got home I got sick, so I know that feeling too. :)

Would I go back? Maybe. I'd probably go back if I went with a group of friends. That could be fun.
Tue, July 26, 2011 - 11:10 PM
It was definitely fun (and my awesome boss and his son were both there, so I did have people to hang out with for a bit :) ), but I think if I'm going to spend that kind of money on an out-of-state con, it'll be Dragon*Con next time. :) And you're right, the crowds are INSANE. I got up at 2:30 in the morning on Friday to get in line for the Torchwood panel, and by the time I got there, there were already a bazillion people in line. It was ridiculous. (I did make it into the panel, though.)
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 8:20 AM
Thank you for being YOU and sharing this.
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 8:41 AM

Wow. You're welcome. :)
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 9:26 AM
It seems like everything became too crowded in the 21st century, particularly too crowded with yahoos. Sounds like it was a great time though!

Did you wear any costumes?
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 9:31 AM
The closest I came to wearing a costume was on Thursday, when I wore my light-blue babydoll dress and carried a teddy bear. :)
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 10:00 AM
That counts. Was it representing a character or just looking cute? :)
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 10:19 AM
Nah, just looking cute. :) Although when I wore the same outfit for Phoenix Comicon last year, but I was carrying a bunny instead of a teddy bear, everyone seemed to assume that I was Alice in Wonderland.
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 10:50 AM
Yeah, that's definitely cute :)
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 12:53 PM
ashamed to admit Archer is freaking hilarious -

the cancer arc was so hilarious I almost sprouted a few tumors just for the hell of it
Wed, July 27, 2011 - 1:09 PM
Archer's probably my #2 favorite currently-running television show after Doctor Who.