It’s been a little crazy with GISHWHES, planning for NYC, working out cosplay ideas, and other stuff. I did have my review at work and it went great! I even got a raise which is even better. But since I can’t think of anything to really write, enjoy these photos from San Diego!
This has been in the works for a bit and I’m glad I finally have it up! It’s by the amazing Irma who I’ve known for years. If you’re looking for something fun and awesome, contact her! She’s really easy to work with and a perfectionist. She’s actually going to be at New York Comic-Con too!
I’m still coming down from my San Diego high. It’s pretty easy to stay on that cloud since as soon as we got back we started looking for a place for next year. It’s actually a little stressful but I’m sure it’ll be fine. I have two more friends joining us next year. I’m excited to experience their first time with them! That sounds a little dirty, doesn’t it? I should be focusing on the two conventions I have coming up soon instead. I have Baltimore Comic-Con in September and then NYCC in October. There’s another local convention that’s only in its second year which will be in November I think. Yeah, I go to a lot of conventions!
When I got back from San Diego, I started watching “Teen Wolf.” I had heard about it but never really found myself interested in it. Once I met some of the cast and saw how nice and fun they were, I took the plunge. I thought this would be some silly show about werewolves. Instead it’s filled with feelz and foolishness! I finished up Season 2 last night and the finale had me in tears! Granted, some of the effects used make me laugh. I mean, some of the green screen is just too obvious not to giggle a bit. Sadly my favorite character, Jackson, isn’t on the show after Season 2 but Colton Haynes who plays him is on “Arrow.” Oh and the Twins finally show up in Season 3, so there’s that. If you’re looking for something to replace the emotions while you’re waiting for “Supernatural” to come back, this is it. Oh plus there’s plenty of abs and amazing chests to look at. I mean….
I really don’t even know where to start. I’ll try to stick to the fun stuff and fangirl reactions since I do my “serious” posts over at When Nerds Attack. First, if you’ve never been to San Diego. Go. I’m not even talking about for Comic-Con, just in general. I love the city. The weather is perfect. The people are nice. The food is great. I’d move there if it didn’t cost an arm and both legs to live in California.
The week was full of fun surprises. It started with attending the Psych: The Musical event Wednesday night. The line was a bit of a mess. It probably took us 20 minutes to find the “end” of the line, only to be moved later because it actually wasn’t. In the end though, that worked out for the better since it got us street side. Why does that matter? Because later when the cast arrived they did a little victory lap around the theater and greeted fans! It was pretty epic. I got a high five from James Roday (Shawn) and Dule’ Hill (Gus).
It’s hard to get photos when people are being rushed along but I did my best! Once inside though the cast when from theater to theater to greet everyone and get us fired up for the musical.
The funny thing is, then on Thursday I took part in a roundtable interview session with the cast which was pretty interesting. It was my first time taking part in something like that but it went pretty smoothly. Then later that evening I went to the Aushole Party that’s put on by Michael Ausiello of TVLine. I was able to chat with a lot of people that follow my Twitter account which was really nice. Plus I got to take a photo with Michael!
This was my 2nd time attending this party and it’s always a fun time. My night didn’t end there though. It was actually just getting started. I headed off to the Pussycat Doll Lounge for the Kings Of Con party. It’s an invite only event that I was lucky enough to get invited to. It’s open bar and normally features a ton of celebs and studio type people. The party didn’t disappoint as I got to party with the cast of Teen Wolf:
Want to know something funny? I don’t even watch the show! But I know an attractive guy when I see one. It didn’t end there though. I made my way over into “their” area and ended up dancing on table with one of the other cast members. He was really nice, asked where I was from and what not. We spent the rest of the night at this party and before I left I made sure to say goodbye to my new friend. I actually scored a kiss on the cheek. That’s just how I roll.
That was pretty much it for partying. I’m not a huge party person but when San Diego rolls around, you go with it. It turns out Matt Smith was at the same party along with Luke Wilson who was sitting next to us. You just have to go for it at something like this because you never know when the chance may come up again! Obviously this means I woke up with a hangover on Friday but I made the most of it and attended the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” panel where we got to see the entire pilot. It was amazing. Be sure to add it to your must watch list! I wore my Winter Soldier dress as well and it was great having people ask for photos. As a matter of fact, my photo made it onto the Marvel website:
I need to remember to hide my badge! Here are a few more photos:
We attended a screening of “Agent Carter” that night then headed off to sleep in line for Hall H the next day. Yes, I got in line at 9PM on Friday for something that wasn’t happening until 6PM Saturday. That’s just the way of the Con. It was worth it too because we managed 4th row thanks to some awesome friends. I got to see Godzilla, Catching Fire, X-Men, Tom Cruise, and Sandra Bullock before Marvel hit the stage which was amazing. I mean, Tom Cruise!? How often can someone say they were in the same room as Tom Cruise?! Of course that was all but forgotten when this happened:
Oh ya know, Loki just showed up and took everything over and made us his bitch. That’s the best way to sum it up. Then we got to see some amazing footage for “Thor: The Dark Wold, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” I got to be in the same room as Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, and the rest of the two casts. Granted, I’m pretty much BFF with Evans now since this was the 3rd time we’ve shared a room. God, I wish that meant more than that it is.
Then on Sunday I had another press event with Supernatural. I wasn’t sure I was going to survive that one. As soon as I saw Jared Padalecki in the hallway, I sent a text to my friend stating I was about to die. You think those guys are hot on TV? Try sitting across from them at a table. Then I blundered a question but whatever. I was calm and cool as could be expected. Later that same day I went to a small panel at Nerd HQ featuring Jared and Jensen Ackles. If you’re a fan, you can watch all the panels here. I attended a panel with Tom Hiddleston as well which was pretty deep and entertaining. It was weird to see him as Loki one day, then as regular Tom the next. It was an epic mindfuck, that’s for sure!
And that’s it. I’ll share more photos in another post, I didn’t want this to get too long. But there you have it! Another San Diego Comic-Con in the books!
Oh man, I’ve been busy as hell lately with San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner. I leave Monday. Yes, Monday. I’ve been answering press emails all week along with trying to keep up with all the news. Plus trying to get everything packed. Oh but it’s all worth it. Why?
On Thursday I get to interview the cast of
and then on Sunday I get to interview the cast of
Which means if you don’t hear from me after July 22nd, it’s because I died of happiness. I’m still waiting to hear back on a really big press event, I have my fingers crossed. I’m hoping I’ll know something by Monday. Oh man, I’m getting all giddy again!
Believe it or not, I wasn’t just in Chicago for “The Avengers” screening. I was in town to visit friends and attend C2E2. Basically, it’s just another comic con. My friend and her husband were attending a convention for the first time and it was pretty entertaining to see. He kept stopping at every booth and table. He was actually at one for almost two hours trying to pick out comic books. He’d never survive San Diego Comic Con. At his pace, he’d see about 1%! It was on the smaller side, but this was only the 3rd year. I can see it growing over time. Even though the crowds weren’t huge, we still saw some awesome costumes and attended some interesting panels. Here are some of the costumes we saw:
Isn’t the last picture adorable? We were taking a break in the food court when we heard “Spider-Man!” and when we looked, we saw this little Joker signaling Spider-Man for a showdown. It was awesome. Then I kept seeing these hot S.H.I.E.L.D Agents walking around in a group. They were there every day during the convention. I finally managed to get a picture with them on Saturday I think it was.
Hot, right? Mel said that they’re probably 18 but that’s legal in my book. I must say, I love when groups have a theme. I think if done right, it looks awesome. Sadly, since this was a smaller con, the Marvel booth wasn’t anything super exciting but we did get the chance to have our picture taken with some props:
Yes, the shield was heavy as hell. I’m surprised I didn’t hurt myself to be honest! All in all, we spent most of the weekend just wandering around and checking out the booths and artists. That’s what’s nice about the smaller events. You have the time and personal space to really check everything out. My favorite part of any convention is checking out Artist Alley but at events like SDCC, you don’t always have the time. Here are a few more pictures, including meeting Josh Gates from “Destination Truth.” If you ever have the chance to meet him, do it. He’s really nice and has a great memory when it comes to fans.
We’re already planning on attending next year, and possibly cosplaying as a group!