*Sighs* Well, another Comic Con has come to pass. These after posts are never easy write up, largely because, you know... I'm bummed! I'm mean, SDCC 23 hasn't even actually happened yet as I type this, but it makes me sad just knowing in advance that the fun won't last forever! But, because I don't have any pics from this year's con yet, and I gotta fill space, here's a look back at least year's show. Enjoy...
My favorite part about last year? My nephew/ride bud Lucas got to join me! My cousin got a job in the Czech Republic for two years and had to move the family over. I'm Lucas' favorite uncle, so we had to make up for a lot of missed time while he was gone! Hopefully we had just as much fun at this year's show!
Uh oh! Elvis Trooper! OLD Elvis Trooper even!
Mecha Cookie stands tall!
Not gonna lie, I really REALLY wanted to do the House Of The Dragon offsite, but I just couldn't justify getting in line at 4am and then waiting for 8hrs to get in! And for what? A pin? Some photo ops? Why the hell can't these things just be walk thru? The Dungeons & Dragons bar figured it out. FX figured their line out. Why couldn't these guys? Not everything needs an app and VR additions! Also, I just bought the pins on eBay!
A nice little setup on the MLK Promenade was a museum celebrating Franklin! It was the anniversary of his introduction into Peanuts, so last year we all honored the only character in the entirety of the strip to be consistently nice to Charlie Brown!
The Krapopolis offsite! It wasn't anything too special, but the slide was fun. This show, by the way, has still yet to premier, and it's been nearly a year since they promoted it.
The whole Disney Duck family came to party! Well, not all of them, but the important ones came! Also, very creative use of the mandatory masks!
Since 2018, the most consistent, and really most accessible, offsite has been the Dragonball Experience! The setup and swag has by and large always been the same, and yet it still manages to get better every year!
The FX Experience did things a little different this time around. Instead of a large offsite with a bunch of individual activations, it was just one large maze that you walked through and hit each activation as you passed by! It was pretty cool actually and the line moved surprisingly quick. I was rewarded with a bottle of hot sauce for my efforts!
After nearly a decade at the Marriott, the Nintendo Lounge made its way to the Petco Park Interactive Zone. Sadly, their line mismanagement continued.
The one thing that really does soften the blow of SDCC ending is Shark Week! And what better way of reminding folks than with a Shark Blimp?
Nintendo had a pretty kickass Lego sculpture of Bowser set up at their booth in Hall A! It even moved!
And finally, we will end this week's post with something that has been sorely lacking on this blog for many years: MORE COWBELL!!!
And that was Comic Con 2022! A very subdued show as the world made its way back from the pandemic. It may well have been the most polite SDCC I've ever attended! Much was scaled back though. Offsites were fewer and smaller and a lot of booths and panels didn't return. Many folks were still on edge and rightfully so. Still, it felt great to be back and hopefully this year's show will feel more like the cons of the past!
And that's a wrap on the month of July, but don't be sad! We're kicking August off on a high note with the finale off the CRAZY Comic Con Countdown with the anticipated look at SDCC 2023! So be sure to come back and see how it all went down! Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!