Hey all! Please check out my full review of Comic Con day 1 and day 2 for more in-depth info. I just wanted to pop by and give a quick update to my comic con experience. I went back for their “Fan Days” event as a regular guest and I had a lot of fun.
I stuck with going on Sunday, the last day, to avoid long lines and take advantage of last-day sales. Plus, it’s a shorter day, and by the end I was pooped.
This time I did get to see a Q&A Panel – Oliver and James Phelps, famous for playing the Weasley twins Fred and George in the Harry Potter films. It was awesome and they were hilarious. I didn’t feel like I lost too much time by waiting in line for a panel and then sitting through the panel itself. I still got to check out all the vendors and artists as well.
My one new tip – 30 minutes is NOT early enough to line up for a Q&A panel with Harry Potter stars. I am really lucky I got in, because I cut it really close. It fills up!
Another new bit of info – this location in Irving had much better food service, in my opinion. It was still run of the mill hot dogs, sandwiches, granola bars, etc. but there were stands all over the place, making food easily accessible without making you feel like you’re missing out on something.
This venue also had a lot of places to sit – if you read my in-depth reports on my first comic con you’ll see that one of my complaints was that there weren’t many places to rest. This venue had plush benches in every corridor, and on a slower day like Sunday there was almost always a place to sit and rest.
This was my first time to go in a real costume, too. I’ve been sewing this Esmerelda outfit since June for Halloween, and I was VERY excited to take it for a test run.
I got a professional photo made at the Superhero Photos booth, and when I get a copy I’ll post it here. I also had LOTS of people ooh and ahh and ask for photos with me so hopefully many more will turn up as well.
Of course, you’re probably DYING to know the results of my irresponsible shopping spree this round.
Yes, TWO Harry Potter dresses…. the salesman was really convincing. A rebel tie for the hubby, who was jealous to miss it all, and some panties that I think are HILARIOUS but hubby was underwhelmed by. MOON. BUTT. COME ON IT’S FUNNY.
And toys, because I have no self-control:
This round they actually had quite a few of the Disney Vinylmation – I managed to find one I’ve actually been wanting! Basil of Baker Street! Traded an old pony for Twilight, so that was not a breach of budget. TWO sets of earrings because I could not choose between Ahsoka and Totoro, and THREE patches for my patch jacket – thanks to my man friend who accompanied me. And gave me a ride.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I was in a car wreck. So I’ve been spending a lot more time with friends as they have to drive me if I want to go anywhere. I’m fine. I might post about it later. Would anyone be interested in a car wreck story? It has nothing to do with invisible illness. But it’s exciting. So let me know!
For now, goodnight.