The year is 2014! I'm formally in my 30's now but still feeling young as I make my way through the exhibit hall! Strap in CRAZIES because once again, the CRAZY COMIC CON COUNTDOWN 2019 is on! Enjoy...
One of the more fun booths at the con that year was the isolation booth for the then-new Alien game. You sat in the giant egg and played the game while cameras filmed the various jump-scares, broadcasting them live to a screen outside for people to laugh at. In my case, the laughing occurred at my inability to play the game properly, missing ALL the jump-scares in the process. It wasn't the first time I suffered at the hands of a video game for swag, and it won't be the last!
The Pixels offsite was hidden within the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel and was only open to badge holders. It was a fun little retro arcade setup with great swag! And for those that feel they missed out, the movie totally sucked, so there's that silver lining at least!
No visit to SDCC between 2011 and 2015 wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Xbox Lounge. This particular year, they had an odd rule that let kids into the lounge, but wouldn't allow anyone younger than 16 play games, despite having several titles that were clearly geared at a younger set! Even the best screw up from time to time.
Smaug kept guard over the Weta Booth. Luckily, dragons are very heavy sleepers!
Doctor Who cosplay has really tapered off in recent years. Hard to say why, but for a few years, it reigned supreme over cons in Southern California.
One of the least crowded areas of the convention center during Comic Con is Hall A, informally called Gamers Row. The crowds are certainly there, but seemingly controlled better. Now if only Hall H, Ballroom 20, Hasbro and Mattel could take a cue from the gaming companies!
One of the greatest heroes to many a child that grew up in San Diego and Tijuana: El Chapulin Colorado! Gracias Chespirito!
Batman always has time for a selfie!
Always stoked to see some Captain Eo cosplay, but just once, I'd like to see someone dress up as the Geex, Hooter or Major Domo! The Supreme Leader would also be a killer costume to do!
The Disney Infinity Lounge was another hidden offsite only this one was exclusive to D23 Members. My nephew Dante really loved that game so I took him to play for a little bit. Not really sure why Disney discontinued the game. By all accounts it was popular, but Skylanders had a pretty large share of the interactive toy/game market already and with Nintendo and Lego honing in too, I guess Disney felt they should put their focus elsewhere. At least they left some pretty cool toys in its wake.
He's a mad man people. A VERY mad man!
Col. Sanders, Dark Helmet and Barf! There will never be a time where Spaceballs isn't cool!
The Headless Horsemen brought a lot of people in to check out the Sleepy Hollow walkthrough at the Petco Park Interactive Zone! I know this was for a show on Fox, but I honestly don't even know if it still comes on! Cool offsite though!
I know you're tired Simon, but relax! The post is over now!
And that was SDCC 2014! A bit of a mixed bag. The show itself was pretty cool but my professional life wasn't so hot at the time. But I still enjoyed myself and got lots of cool pics to show off for years to come! Well, three years anyway!
And that's a wrap on June! We'll be back next time with some more Comic Con Fun in the Sun and maybe even some 4th of July fun, so stay "Tooned!" Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!