Sunday, July 21, 2013

San Diego Comic Con 2013

We went to San Diego's Comic Con this week, just me and the girls.  We had  a great time just walking around seeing all the great cosplay, gaming booths, artists and comic books! Lots of squealing, oohs and ahhs as we walked around and saw so many fun things.Violet's really into Dr Who, Sherlock, and Supernatural this year and Livie, of course, is still very much into Minecraft and Legos.  She's into Dr Who, as well. Violet dressed up as the 11th Doctor. Livie kinda had a half costume. We had a hard time finding a jacket in her size for her to be a Doctor as well, so she wore her Creeper shirt with a brown corduroy jacket and some Uggs. Gotta love her unique style. They both got Fezzes while there, so that was a nice little addition to what they were wearing.  Livie picked up a gold Minecraft sword and also a Minecraft gun (I didn't know there were guns in Minecraft, but they're pretty cool looking) at a couple of the booths. (The gold Minecraft sword & a pick axe are available at Think Geek as a LIMITED convention week exclusive, so go on there NOW, if you want one!)

The Lego Booth had Minecraft Legos this year, which Livie was really excited about. It also had Legos and Mega Blocks for the kids to play with. There was a great art gallery wall with Lego creations that kids had made, as you can tell there's lots of Minecraft fans out there!  

Here's a few more of the cool Lego Creations that were there;

Some of the other creative cosplay costumes we saw were:

Violet as 11th Doctor with lovely lady in a Tardis dress.

Violet with a person dressed in a gasmask from "The Empty Child" episode of Dr Who. Violet used to get really creeped out by that character and gas masks in any format....she's over that now. It was fun to see her pose with one!

I really enjoyed the zombies that we saw there. I've recently enjoyed watching The Walking Dead's first two seasons on Netflix and looking forward to watching Season 3 in time for the new Season 4 this fall. They actually had a cage full of "walkers", too cool! 

Some other fun stuff we saw:

My little pony, Equestria. And we got to vote for our Favorite ponies and get a button for it.
And of course, we always love our favorite Sea Critter, Sponge  Bob!
More pictures can be found here on my Picasa/Google photos.

We didn't make it to any panels, though we would have loved to. The lines are generally long  and tiresome for younger ones. We really wanted to get to the Hunger Games Catching Fire  Booth/Lionsgate, but it was closed every time we went by. However, Violet did get to enjoy the new trailer once we got home and is very excited about the movie coming out in November. 

Here it is for Hunger Games fans out there in case you haven't seen it already.

So there it is. Our 2nd time to Comic Con and we couldn't have gone without the help of our good friends, the Perkins family, so thank you friends!

I also have to add that we really enjoyed the Artist's Alley and independent comic book booths. So many great artists out there and it's a great inspiration to young aspiring artists to get to meet and talk to them up close, buy their artwork and have it signed.

Violet and I will be heading to VidCon in Anaheim  in August. She's looking forward to seeing and hopefully talking to and getting autographs from lots of her favorite YouTubers. More info on that is here. It's currently sold out, but we were able to get on the waiting list and were sent an email with some availability, so you can try that route if you haven't already registered.

Oh, and here's a pic of the girls in their fezzes, (taken from my phone) on our way home while we waited for the trolley.

From 2013-07-21

Hope you made it to Comic Con, and if not, that you are able to enjoy the experience virtually!

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