Saturday, March 7, 2009

San Francisco Wondercon 2009 pt.1

San Francisco Wondercon is like the little sister of the crazy huge San Diego Comic-Con. Wondercon is much more relaxed with about 25-30 thousand people versus Comic-Con's 125,000! The hugeness of Comic-Con has its pros and cons and should be experienced at least once, but Kate and I are thinking that we're going to make Wondercon our main convention (and thus skipping Comic-Con this year to make room for other people). Actually Saturday of Wondercon was pretty dense with people on the exhibit floor and it felt like Comic-Con and the air flow could have been better, but a person could still walk the whole exhibit floor in a couple of hours.
This lovely lass is sporting the movie version of the Silk Spectre costume.

A female Comedian (in the center or course). I wish I'd asked her and all the others who wore Watchmen costumes if they'd read the graphic novel already or if they were just attracted to the characters from what they'd seen from the movie (which they hadn't seen while they were working on their costumes). One would assume that if they went to the trouble to make those elaborate costumes that they read the book, but a lot of people just like superhero movies and will glom onto the characters from that source.
I asked R2D2 why the Star Wars prequel movies were so bad, but his reply was just a series of robotic noises and I didn't have a translator with me.

I wonder how many women have dressed up in the slave Leia costume since Return of The Jedi? I don't see how people who dress up in costumes (especially the ones guys with cameras fixate on) actually get to enjoy conventions because they're always getting asked to have their photo taken - but of course all of the attention they get has to be part of why they do this in the first place.

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!