We went to Comicon again this year!
It was waaaaaaay better than last year. Much better organized, for one thing.
It also helped that we knew our way around this year, too, and didn’t try to take the elevators. Sure, the volunteer “minions” scolded us for going on the escalator but it meant we actually got to ENJOY COMICON.
George Takei wasn’t there this year, but do you know who WAS?
Christopher Lloyd, Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and… PATRICK STEWART.
I got Christopher Lloyd to sign my copy of Roger Rabbit, which was cool but I didn’t get much more time with him than I got with George Takei last year, so there doesn’t seem to be a real benefit to signing vs photo shoots.
PH tried to see Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day, but he got there a full twenty minutes after Comicon opened and that was apparently TOO LATE.
We lunched down the road at a Qdoba, where I munched on a large plastic triangle in my burrito. They apologized, but did not offer me a refund or a fresh burrito. I ate it anyway.
We decided to skip napping Owl, hoping he would doze off in his stroller.
Instead, he flirted incessantly with some (childless) friends who were also down for the day.
He also enjoyed the Storm Troopers, the Spider Men, and the Power Rangers. He was somewhat bemused by the bagpipe-playing Darth Maul.
He did nap eventually for about ten minutes, at, like, 4 pm.
But you know what? He had a blast, and we got more time to browse the comic book stands. Plus we had friends to hang out with this year, which was awesome.
But the highlight was definitely Patrick Stewart.