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!