Day One – The ComicCon (plus some other stuff)
I’m SOOOOO freakin’ tired and we haven’t really started yet! I’ve been up since 3:30 this morning after a 3 hour nap. While it’s only 10:30 out here, it’s 12:30 back home. Troy is snoozing on the couch (funny, hunh dad?).
Anyway, I’ll live.
So after securing our room at noon, Troy and I headed to lunch. We passed a few Urban Grills and ended up at a …..I don’t know what it was. Hulu’s Beach Bar and Grill is what it was called, I think. I ate a wonderful Seafood Wonton plate with a Cap’n and Coke.
From there, we drove around and were suddenly hit by exhaustion. So we headed back to the hotel for a bit until it was time to pick up Chris H. Then it was OFF TO THE COMIC CON!!!
Good GRIEF there were a LOT of people, but it went pretty fast. We arrived at 3:00 and the events didn’t start until 6:00. So around 5:00 we headed to a little mexican place that had AWESOME cheese dip and guacamole. Of course, everyone downtown is catering to the ComicCon crowd…
Back at ComicCon, we discovered that the large line weaving in and around walls, up and down stairs and outside was for the opening of the Exhibition Hall where all the goodies were. We decided to go sit in the half empty Hall where they were showing a sneak premiere to J.J. Abrahms new TV series; Fringe. Kind of an “X-Files” meets “Bones” meets “Back to the Future (crazy scientist character).” It was about 80 minutes long. And very good, actually. Security constantly swept the floor looking for video pirating.
Then it was OFF to the exhibition hall and … OH…MY…GOD! The place was packed with people and VERY cool stuff. From ‘lifesize’ models of the Hulk, Iron Man (and his nemesis Iron Monger), and other critters to logo sculptures, action figures, tee shirts, videos, art, games, and highly detailed sculptures. However, I hear Friday and Saturday are packed 4 or 5 times the amount as tonight. I’m anticipating going to seminars (laugh). But I DID pick up several cool posters, and other give-a-ways (Christi, I’ve got a Stargate tee-shirt for you with the collar ready to be ripped out (wink).
Here are some pics from the evening and one where some weird women came up to me and asked to take their picture with them. I guess they liked my tee shirt or something.
Yawn. Blink. Blink.
For my brother, who wanted to grow up to be the Hulk.