|Fangirls showing their love for ROB HANES ADVENTURES!|
I saw a few celebs (the most exciting being the Lord of the Rings’ Andy Serkis, who came into the restaurant with a small party where I was having dinner); spoke with several companies looking for content for digital comics projects; and for the first time in years actually attended some late night programs (the Star Wars fan films festival and the world premiere of the animated DVD film adaptation of Frank Miller’s seminal Batman: Year One series).
|Dorothy Michaels, we're ready for your closeup!|
But this is all behind-the-scenes drama: everyone who attended was genuinely happy to be there and the personal interaction that fans can have with their favorite comic-book creators—not to mention the actors, writers and producers of their favorite games, television show, and movies—is what makes the San Diego Comic-Con experience unique.
I’m still in the process of organizing my photo gallery and putting together a more in-depth report for this year’s show. For now though, here’s a taste of some of the pics from this year’s show....
|All exhibitors were tagged for the show with these non-removable wristbands.|
|Hobbit boy and Mom|
|Another satisfied customer!|
|Tintin maquette figures at the WETA Digital booth|
|Tintin book display|
|Waiting for Boba Fett to pick up his cargo...|
|Cosplaying as the Spirit (see below)|
|Row of limos for Comic-Con parties at the Hard Rock—I'm pretty certain these|
weren't for the cartoonists!
|Another day at Comic-Con|
|Breaking down after the show—this is less than an hour after closing!|
|Dealers waiting for the elevator with their product after the show —|
I just carry my stuff down the stairs!