Some rare behind the scenes shots here as we take a look at the WB Booth, which was promoting the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that year. I helped set up this booth, which took a long time to do, but was totally worth it! Loved seeing all the Hobbit props and previews before anyone else!
GET TO WORK OR YOU'RE FIRED!!! Benson didn't really appreciate us taking pics of him as he supervised the construction of the Cartoon Network booth.
The CBS Booth! Nothing really remarkable about it, other than I did the lights for it. That year was record breaking for me. In three days, I did lights and video for CBS, The Walking Dead, Kaijudo Riders, Ubisoft Games and Warner Bros! These days, I usually only get to do two or three booths by comparison.
After many years, a LEGIT superhero finally landed at Comic Con when Super Grover came and interviewed a few lucky fans at the Hasbro booth!
Rather than continuing to beat a dead horse by talking about what a lousy event the Dawn Of The Con "Party" was, I'll instead highlight something positive that came out of it: This really awesome shirt! One of four designs available that year! This was the one I got, hence the spotlight. I'll post the others eventually. They were cool shirts!
2012 was the year of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy! Ernest Borgnine, who voiced Mermaid Man, had passed away weeks earlier, and many fans wanted to honor the late Oscar winner. Was great to see so many tributes.
Tin Fish Square, during its annual NBC retrofit. The police car and caution tape weren't part of the decorations, but they sure do tie the area together, don't they? Heck, I'm not even sure if Revolution comes on still!
Man-At-Arms! That 70's porn 'stache could make Tom Selleck blush!
The Yo Gabba Gabba crew stopped by the Con for a day. I'm starting to think that the only things necessary to create a show for preschoolers is candy, bright colors and a large supply of LSD!
Steampunk Justice League! Always love seeing fun variants!
SPOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! It's The Tick and Arthur! Now if only we could get Deflater Mouse, Sewer Urchin and American Maid to show up this year!
My niece, Kristen, wanted to hang out with the Justice League. With any luck, she'll be making her cosplay debut this year!
The Xbox Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel! This was a fun offsite, despite needing a badge for it in later years. Hopefully this year, Microsoft will bring it back for us to have more fun at. Couldn't hurt to have another option to help ease crowds.
We'll end this week's post with a frighteningly detailed Earthworm Jim cosplay! EWJ was a great game and an awesome cartoon! Kinda surprised/thankful that this one hasn't been rebooted yet. Some things are just too good to do twice!
And that was Comic Con 2012! Such a wild five days with so many awesome things happening! Of all the cons I've done over the years, this is one that I really wish I could relive again. In addition to winning a Gypsy figure for knowing the lyrics to the Mystery Science Theater 3000 theme, I also met Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob! Each Con is special in its own way, but the 2012 addition was one of the greatest ever.
And that's all for today. We'll be back next week to wrap up June in the best way possible: By continuing with the CRAZY COMIC CON COUNTDOWN!!! So be sure to come back for some more pics and memories! Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!