As someone who is generally pretty broke and has never ventured west of Colorado, I have yet to attend San Diego Comic Con. This is probably a blessing, since it would cost me a small fortune and, as far as I can tell, is no longer the geek mecca that it once was. The impression that I get now is that it’s 75% press attendees waiting in line for hours to watch a trailer and possibly talk to a celebrity. Do not want. This is my second year in a row to Baltimore Comic Con and it feels much more like it’s namesake: Comic artists selling and signing their art, while a largely dressed-up crowd basks in the growing community. This is the Age of the Nerds, people. It’s become a cliché for a reason. I took a bunch of pictures to commemorate this magical time. Mostly cosplayers, but a few other things (like Brian Bolland, and a pinup artist with nice cans, go figure). It’s best if you click on the first picture and go through the slideshow for the info. Come along with me, my friends!
*puts on top hat and goggles, rides off on steam-powered segway*
[pictures shown in order they were taken]
Lame ending, I know. But trust me when I say that, by the end of day two, you are utterly spent. It’s a ton of walking and crowd-navigation. I also took a fair amount of video, but it’s shaky and rambling, so I want to do some chopping and processing before putting it into your eyeballs. Stay tuned.