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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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.