More pics from the rest of the corn!
Businesses all around the Gaslamp area in San Diego try and get into the spirit of the con, no doubt to try and attract the nerds. Usually, it's just a server in some kind of ill-fitting Pokemon shirt or something. But this guy made his own costume. And a clever pun at that!
This is the fancy "half-man, half woman" from the last blog. They were staying at the hotel I was staying at. Both costumes are amazing!
In the last few years, the crazy Christians have been picketing the con in a totally useless attempt to scare nerds into becoming Christians. This year, some of the nerds made their own wacky signs as a response. And then a doller, a cosplayer who has a mask that looks like an anime character, showed up.
I'll admit, I'm a bit of a bitter pill about many things, but seeing how happy this kid got holding this giant fucking gun melted even my icy heart.
Meanwhile, the King of Cartoons got some random pink pocket fuzz from my pocket on his head. It's actually a pretty good look.
And then I walked outside and saw this. Some guy driving his dog around in a remote control car blasing Michael Jackson. Everyone needs a hobby.
Some lady dressed up as Lieutenant Ilia from Star Trek: The Motion Picture! She even told me her oath of celibacy is on record!
And then I made a friend! This super drunk guy a the bar who also carries a little action figure in his pocket. We became buddies and spent the next hour talking about why Star Trek is the greatest television show in history, which movies were the best, and how J.J. Abrahams is a fucking piece of shit and should be beaten up for his last shitty Star Trek movie. It was really fun!
I went back in the con and ran into this guy! He's wearing my favorite uniform from the entire franchise. I actually think he looks pretty convincing. Probably because he's a little older, so seems like he could be a real captain.
Howard the Duck! And it's a kid. I had no idea kids even knew who Howard the Duck was. He's with the Black Mask, which is a weird DC Red Skull rip off.
Ack! Sorry it's so blurry! It's super hard to take a good photo when you're furiously rubbing your crotch.
Do androids have dongs?
These guys were all over the Internets after the con. It's easy to see why! This is about as good as cosplay gets.
Meanwhile, They Live Wonder Woman is making money!
This was actually a really cool display. It was Darth and his guards in front of hundreds of Stormtroopers all lined up. I rarely take pics of Star Wars shit anymore, but this was cool.
Nice Zartana! Quite the tanline, too!
You can not be considered a good Venom unless you got a big nasty tongue.
My ninja! They were a little sad because kids didn't know who they were. I guess the handling of the Gi-Joe franchise is so bad kids don't recognize Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow anymore.
This guy promised me if I put his picture on my site I'd get at least 15,000 more hits, so I'm holding him to it.
The dead dwarf being dragged by the intestine is a nice touch.
This guy had no idea why I wanted to take his picture. It's pretty obvious--he looks rad!
At this point, I was totally fucking wasted. I went to a big dinner and spent like an hour trying to get a good pic of the King of Cartoons eating pinapple. Not sure if it was worth it.
I only spent half an hour trying to get this one.
I also took 1,000 pictures of the inside of my pocket. If you've ever wondered what the inside of my pocke looks like, it looks like this.
This is my favorite picture of Comic-Con this year. It pretty much sums up the entire experience.
Final day and unlike last year, I didn't have a totally debilitating hangover! In fact, I think that's why I don't have as many crazy pics this year, I was scared! Last year, I spent the whole last day laying out on a chair by the pool sick as an AIDS hobo. IT WAS A SAD FUCKING SIGHT. This year, I did much better.
I'll admit, I gotta soft spot for female Freddys, and this one was hot. The pic does not do her justice, her knockers were huge!
And look who I randomly found the last day! It was the same guy and girl from the two previous days! What in the heck are the chances of that. They were really sweet.
Last few hours of the last day on the floor. Kinda feel like this dirty mogwai...
This sounds a little dirty for a kids toy.
Before the internets, you had to buy records of your favorite TV show bloopers!
A skyscraper with giant googly eyes is definitely a good disguise. Of course, normally when you wear a disguise you don't fly around telling everyone about it.
Not exactly a giant, but I give his points for trying!
In the last blarg, I told you about my friend Robert who is half Klingon. This is his dad!
This picture was taken in the back of the mezzanine floor. It's where the put the stuff that's even to weird and nerdy for Comic-Con--like the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. Which must be a hold out from pre-internet days when nerds communicated by newsletters and zines. Love the logo, though!
Another weirdy booth was the SCOOPS -- Southern California Open Observation Paranormal Society. They investigate ghosts and other strange happenings in people's houses. I asked the lady manning the booth, and she was very serious about the whole thing.
One thing I've managed to catch for a few years in a row are these armored nerds beating each other up with sticks. It's actually pretty cool to watch, because they are seriously hitting each other. The sound alone is pretty impressive. I guess it's the closest we'll ever get to really seeing what ye olde combat was like.
And that's my damn Comic-Corns! Kinda tame this year, but I didn't get sick! Next I'll blarg some of the comics I got!