New blog post with pictures? New blog post with pictures!
I realize that I'm inundating you, faithful reader(s) with pictures from Comic-Con. I have other things to write about! I do! But Comic-Con is such a great experience and there are always so many pictures to show from it, so it's difficult to not just go overboard and share them all. I guess the Internet will just have to learn to deal with it.
I noticed more Futurama costumes at this year's Comic-Con than at the 2012 version. I wonder if the show's end had something to do with it (or if I was just imagining things). I watched the final episode last night - a fitting end to the show if it is indeed that, but I'm holding out hope that the show will find a home somewhere else before too long. I hope it lives on for years to come.
This is a cute Fry/Leela couple. Though I think that Leela's wrist thing is on the wrong arm.
Revenge of the red shits! Very cool cross pollination of genres.
Wearing a green body suit makes a lot more sense than painting everything green. She did a good job on the parts she did have to paint as well.
This was an unexpected treat. I recognized these two fellas from their recent roles in the new season of Arrested Development as I stood in line outside of the convention. I didn't know their names, so as they walked by, I just shouted "twins!! TWINS!!", but they either didn't hear me or thought that I was referring to the Schwarzenegger/DeVito film from the '80s. In any case, I hopped out of line to get a picture. They were at Comic-Con, as far as I could tell, as fans, and they seemed happy to be recognized. I realize that they played small parts in a Netflix show, but I was very excited to see them and I was surprised that more people didn't recognize them right away.
Okay, I'm not a True Blood fan, but I stumbled upon the cast leaving an event as I was, in turn, leaving the Assassin's Creed pirate ship in the early afternoon. People were freaking out! Just look at that lady! Here's a picture of native Pittsburgher, Carnegie Mellon graduate and Steelers fan Joe Manganiello.
I was also able to get a picture with Ryan Kwanten! I have no idea what Badass Cinema is, but I hear it's pretty...you know...badass.
There's so much that I didn't get to see over the five day event. Is that just a Spider-Man banner, or was there an attraction based on it? I have no idea.
Marvel and ABC advertised on many of the shuttles that whizzed by the convention center. I wonder if it just peels of afterwards? And what they do with it?
Fox had some interesting ads going on outside as well, in the form of a helium inflated solar system! This advertised the return of the show "Cosmos", and, well, it was really fun to see. Here's a video I took of the balloons on the bridge leading to and from the convention center:
Saturday night ended with a showing of the movie "Serenity" on the grass at Petco Park. It was such a great experience! It was hosted by Nerd HQ with appearances and brief commentary by Zach Levi, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk! There was so much great stuff about this: the movie, the people, being able to camp out in the grass outfield at a major league stadium...what an awesome time. Saturday was a busy, busy day at Comic-Con, but certainly one of the better days I've spent on this planet.
Look for more pictures soon! There's still plenty to go.