San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Recap: Part 1

San Diego Comic-Con 2014

This past week was the San Diego Comic-Con, as I have lived almost my whole life in San Diego, it is a surprise that I have never been to one of these conventions. Every year it is pretty much almost impossible to get tickets, but this year my friend and I decided we had to try to go. We were able to only score Thursday and Sunday passes, those aren’t the days with typically the best panels or as much happenings, but we made the best of what we had.

Friday and Saturday are the days jam packed with the best panels for TV shows and movies, like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Dr. Who and anything and everything related to DC Comics and Marvel. Some of our fave actors were there like Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum (this could be questionable for some lol), and surprise appearances by Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey. Some kick ass women like Evangeline Lilly, Maisie Williams, Tatiana Maslany, Katey Segal and Emma Roberts showed up as well, just to name a few.

I have to admit I do not read comic books, but my GF does, so she enlightened me on everything that I wasn’t sure about like Deadpool and Harley Quinn. As you guys know, I mostly really just wanted to go for the TV show and movie aspect of it all, as I am truly obsessed. Shocker! Let me tell you guys, seeing all those celebs is doable if you go to all the panels, which is comprised of waiting in really long lines to get in to see them. Also, it is all about being somewhere at the right time and trying to win passes to get autographs. If you are not so lucky, then really you will not see any of those celebs, as I think if they were walking around the convention center they would be attacked. Those geeks can get crazy with the cheese-whiz, if you know what I mean.

My sister’s friend who is a pro at Comic-Con got in to signings for American Horror Story, Dr. Who and Fight Club. I will try to post some of his videos, but he did get to say hi to Matt Smith from Doctor Who and he has a snippet of a video talking to Emma Roberts and Evan Peters. He also got some cool pics from some panels like Orphan Black, so naturally I stole them from him to show you guys.

There were so many people there, getting through the crowds can be rough and let me tell you guys it just started getting hot in San Diego and the air was thick with body odor. Getting from point A to point B can be a pain in the ass, but overall it was a fun experience. I kept seeing different things and thinking about so many of you out there who love a lot of the stuff I saw.

The costume aspect is one of the really fun parts of going to Comic-Con. I have to say one of the popular things for people to dress up as were Doctor Who, either the Doctor himself or Tardis (which looked really uncomfortable), the Joker, Iron Man, Sookie Stackhouse, Wonder Woman and anything and everything from Star Wars of course. Some of the costumes were phenomenal and really fun to just watch all kinds of people walking around as different characters.

Here are some pics of my experience and some of the moments I was able to capture. Follow me down the exhibit halls and all the booths set-up all over the place. Some of these are pretty silly, so please laugh along with me.

I split the post into two because it was just getting way too big, in the next one I will put everything from all the panels. Hope you enjoy!

At the beginning, we had so much energy and we were ready to go! So excited we took a selfie on the trolley.
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Ohh almost there! The calm before the storm.
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This was the entrance to the halls when you walk in and get your bag for the day. See the chaos starting out!

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The chaos that is getting through the crowds.

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Everywhere you look there is something set up for popular shows. The Walking Dead had a whole fake Terminus set up and you could stand in a long line to take a pic with a zombie at the train tracks.

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Zombies

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And a section that sells The Walking Dead comics.

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BBC booth displaying lots of Doctor Who stuff and Orphan Black.

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At the BBC booth you can also Orphan Black yourself. Here I am as all the clones! LOL!

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My friend posing with Harley Quinn and Deadpool dude.

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Me, in the Sharknado booth

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They were promoting Guardian’s of the Galaxy hardcore to say the least.

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Legos booth. Pretty cool lego-fied versions of Spiderman and the Batmobile.

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My friend and I, with a wanna-be Wolverine dude.

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Shout out to the White Walkers from Game of Thrones. Yah Baby!

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New movie coming out Max Steel.

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Oh look, it’s Silent Bob, just chillin’ in his usual stance.

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The show Bates Motel had a booth set-up where you could put yourself in a taxidermy scene and there was a guy as Norman directing people and telling them to say hello to mother. He was creepy!

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Selfie with Norman Bates.

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There were a lot of cool artists and artwork. Here are a few that I snapped.

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And sexy character art too, of course.

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They had a whole section set-up like the Capitol from The Hunger Games series with Peeta and Joanna as holograms. These of course will be part of the new Mockingjay movie coming out soon.

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If you are interested in purchasing a Breaking Bad bear and Gus dolls, yup SDCC has them.

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Found the kid from Modern Family and took a pic with him. His mom was a total b**ch towards me.

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A whole section with really cool action figures. Cara and T9M there are your xmas presents! You must put them on your list.

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Some dudes dressed up as Dharma Initiative peeps from Lost and a woman dressed as Sandra Bullock from the movie Gravity. Oh look it’s George Clooney!

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The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit booth. So many people were buying up necklaces with the Ring attached and going cray for it. Zoe anything from this booth should be on your xmas list too!

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Star Wars booth. This one was playing videos on the making of the movie and future one. Also, you could purchase ridiculously expensive toys there too.

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Mmmmm, Simpsons….

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Wall of shirts. This wall was gigantic and a place every person stopped to gaze at and stop traffic.

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I have no clue what this is supposed to be, but check out the crazy costume. Mind you it was really hot in there, props to him for pulling that off.

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Cinema Makeup School booth. They had artists sculpting work and showcasing their cool masks and sculptures.
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ABC had the Once Upon A Time Castle and you could walk through it and take pictures. Of course this required, a really, really long line as well.

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Starz was promoting their new show called Outlander. The whole thing was decked out like a Scottish castle.

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Video game and anime type stuff section.

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Godzilla had his own little section too. Awww, look at the cuddly little creature.

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Loving The Strain right now, so I had to snap this pic. Also, check out this piece with the Lannister sigil for sale. Very expensive!

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I imagine this is what old school Comic-Con used to be like. This section has now been relegated to the very back of the exhibition hall.

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Oh look it’s Alcide from True Blood. Sweet tits! Can I take that cardboard cut-out home?!

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This was the end. The Gaslamp Quarter was jam packed with people.

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Finally, our trolley ride home on Sunday evening. To which I forced my friend to take selfies with me again lol. Needless to say we were exhausted! Hope you guys liked my little recap. Let me know what you think!

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}}Melissa

 

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34 thoughts on “San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Recap: Part 1

  1. Awesome post, lady!! Arrrrgggghhhh my jealousy grows!!! Luke’s mom was a bitch?? What a shame! He cracks me up on Modern Family. Was the kid at least sweet? I hope so! As for Cap–ahhhhh bring him to meeeee!!! Lol. Can’t wait to see your Part 2!! 😀

  2. EPIC!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

    Sounds fun but exhausting!! Maybe we can all go next year – I’m really itching to get back out to Cali 🙂

  3. Ah lady you are so pretty! Love the pics.

    I don’t think I could ever afford to attend a Comic Con… screw that. Let me finish my degree, make big bucks and BUY ALL THE RINGS! And Star Wars… and action figures, and costumes… and shits… and paraphernalia.

    Such a cool post. I am beyond envious!

  4. I’ve only been to one minor UK con and I was a bit overwhelmed by the intensity. Looks like you had a blast though!

  5. Wooo weee!!! So much awesomeness in one post… and I haven’t gotten to part II yet!! 😀 You two are lovely, LOVE all the pics here, nice job ladies! I love the pic of you w/ Wolverine!

    Man, you saw Nolan, McConaughey, Benedict Cumberbatch, my goodness, that’s just in ONE DAY!! Boy the Captain America action figures look good! Now I’d get one if it were live size, ehm 😉

    So no Sam Heughan from Outlander? He’s sooo hunky! 😀 Great recap Queen Mel, now on to Part II!

    • Thank you Ruth! Glad you enjoyed it, I wanted people to get a feel of what it is like walking around there hopefully I did that part justice.

      Unfortunately I did not get to see all those hotties, I was just saying they were there. 😦 You know I would have tried to take a pic with them and stalked them. lol

      No they just had a castle set up and guys with kilts and women wearing outfits from the 40s I think. Will you be watching the show?

      • Still, it’s cool that you were in the vicinity!

        Yeah I think I’ll check out the first episode online but since I don’t have cable I’d have to wait to catch up on the rest. But hey, I finished Season 2 of Downton, can’t wait for season 3 now!

  6. Queen Mel, here I am again 🙂 I still need to catch up w/ your Part 2 post this weekend. Yeah I LOVE Downton more of course, I love so many of the characters! I still need to do a post on it at some point.

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