Comic Con 2017 Badge

So my Comic Con badge arrived in the mail today. Here’s a video of the package opening.

I’m not sure why they’re mailing it in a box when an envelope would have been more than enough room and would have probably been less expensive to ship. Maybe they’re trying to counter the ticket-price sticker-shock with a somewhat pleasant badge package.

I wonder if people are already selling the box, pin, and and ephemera on ebay. I’ll probably save mine since this is the first year they’re doing this. I suspect as ticket prices increase, the fanciness of this package will get even more, er, um, “fancy-schmancy”?

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Leaving Comic Con 2014

After 4.5 days of crazy crowds, people are packing up their booty and heading home. I can’t wait to go through the books I brought home… I’m not sure what to do with the styrofoam Sharknado 2 chainsaw…

Leaving Comic Con 2014

Last Pics from San Diego As Comic Con Wraps Up For 2014

Jim Steranko

Comics giant, Jim Steranko, made an appearance at the Vanguard publisher booth.

J. Scott Campbell

J. Scott Campbell signing copies of his sketchbooks.

Lego Spider-Man

Lego Spider-Man

Power Rangers

Power Ranger

Adam Hughs

AH! Adam Hugs sketches for a fan.

Darth Vader & Boba Fett

Swingers, Darth Vader & Boba Fett

Lou Ferrigno Hulk poster

I missed Lou Ferrigno this year. He’s always there signing and taking pics for the fans… for a price.

The Goon & Gibson Les Paul guitar

Gibson had Eric Powell, creator and artist of The Goon comic, hand-paint this Les Paul. Pretty cool!

King of Comic Con

I asked this guy if he was the king of comics, and he corrected me and indicated he was the “King of Comic Con”…okay…

Kung Fu dude with Spider-Man backpack

Hiiiiii-YA! … C-ya

Comic Con 2014 – And More Pics

Bat-Man Texting

Texting the Joker

Sharknado

Sharknado – This was a clever costume

Bat-Girl Walking Dead

Comic Con 2014 – More Pics

I’ll just keep posting these throughout the week/weekend…

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Sharknado seems to be on its way to becoming a cult classic.

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Big toy companies have a big presence at the Con.

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Film studios continue to eat up floor space at the Con as well.

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Even babies were getting in on the act.

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Comic Con 2014 – Wednesday’s Show

The last two days were long and tiring, what with wading through the thick crowd of bodies on the convention floor of the San Diego Comic Con. Here are only a few of the shots I took. I’ll post more tomorrow.

ComicCon Gaslamp

We took a walk around San Diego’s Gas Lamp District adjacent to the convention center. As usual, the local retailers made the most of the Con with banners, posters, characters, decorations, and boosted retails prices to serve the 100,000+ attendees.

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Preview Night used to the be a more relaxing and less crowded day. Now it seems to be one of the most crowded days of the Con. The crowds were thick and sweaty.

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Hot Wheels had a large booth, complete with this Darth Vader-mobile. It was pretty cool.

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Marky Ramone of The Ramones was at a table selling still-shots (at $30 a shot) of an animated scene from The Simpsons in which he made a guest appearance. Comic Con – where old rockers go to die.