“What? Why?!” was always the response I received when I told people that I had never been to Comic-Con. I’m not a native San Diegan but I have lived here for over two years and Thursday, July 24th was my very first time attending the convention. My experience at Comic-Con was like nothing else I have ever known. Flashing lights, toys, movie ads, video game characters, art, music and people everywhere rushed my senses immediately when I entered the room. As I looked around, I realized I had no idea where to go first! I decided to ride the wave of people flowing around the auditorium until something caught my eye. As I waded through the sea of people, I stared at each booth as I passed by.
There were so many things to look at! I saw a life size Batman as well as an Indiana Jones which were both made out of Legos, models of the characters from Wall-E and also an extravagant model of Halloween Town which was up for sale.
There were so many things there, not to mention plethora of extremely talented and innovative artists. Unfortunately, I have been neglecting my video game playing and comic book reading duties as the offspring of a 1980’s Atari employee so I felt a little out of the loop in regards to the games and characters which were there representing the new era of games and comics. But I did get to catch up with some old friends.
And hopefully, I didn’t make any new enemies…
I was only there for about an hour, but I am looking forward to catching it next time around!