Comic Con 2008

Written by Suzanne on July 26, 2008 – 4:03 pm -

My memory proved me wrong, this turned out to be my first Comic Con and I didn’t realize it. I had been to a much smaller comic book convention in the early 90’s. I was not prepared for the vastness of Comic Con and was lost for quite some time before I stopped to look for directions rather than just roam around.

Roaming around didn’t happen until I spent almost an hour circling the Historic Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego because every lot was full. When I did find a parking place it was more than a nice walk away at Seaport Village. Lucky for me, I was escorted to the Convention Center that had been completely taken over by Comic Con 2008.

Once I got there I was in a whirlwind of costumes, surrounded by comic fans carrying bags of free merchandise. In the exhibit area it was a bit of overload to the senses with so much to take in. There were photo opps with superheroes, figurines, comics, artist sketches, towering statues, and stages with scantily clad girls doing a superhero fashion show. Not to mention the curious waft of smells that would happen each time I was surrounded by a group of people. Lots of sweat, pungent socks, and could you please take a shower before you come to an event, sort of smells. Ahh the fun of being herded together like cattle.

Lots of pop culture at every turn but two pop culture phenomena grabbed my attention, Pokémon and Corey Feldman. There was a large Pokémon area for Pikachu lovers to explore. Further down the floor Corey Feldman was atop a stage doing a plug for his new movie Lost Boys: The Tribe. This is the sequel to the 80’s movie The Lost Boys. I am a fan of the first one so I’ll leave it at that.

Hours passed and I was more worn out than a full day of housecleaning by the time I checked out the booths on the small press floor. I can see now why people attend the Comic Con for days because it’s tough to get the full effect in one.

I was happy to get back to Seaport Village where I parked my car with ample amount of space, cool outdoor breeze and view of the San Diego Bay. Overall, it was an eventful day for this housewife, but I was more than ready to get back to some housecleaning. I can only take so much excitement.

Thanks to Ms. Monster and Captain Jack Sparrow for their shout outs.
You can find out more about Ms. Monster and her Hel on Ice show, she’s quite the entrepreneur and looks so good blue, at msmonster.com

Ron Rodriguez was the actual “Captain Jack Photo Double” for the real Johnny Depp during the making of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. If you’re looking for a Captain Jack for your next party or event go to deppimpersonator.com and contact Ron.

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