Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Sights and Sounds of a Comic Book Convention

April 1-3 was our annual weekend trip to San Francisco for WonderCon, a three day convention of all things geeky.  My husband is a huge comic book reader...he reads about 40 books a month and usually spends about $75-$90 a month on books.  Although I am not a comic reader, I do enjoy the convention.  It is so much more than comic books.  There is art, promos for new movies and tv shows, costumes, cartoons, games, and a variety of retailers. 

Here is my top ten list of the things I did last weekend in San Francisco:

10.  I met Cindy Morgan, who played Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.  She was super nice!
9.    I saw a promo for Cowboy's and Aliens, a new movie direct by Jon Faverau.  Mr. Faverau was there to talk about the movie.  He was really funny!
8.    I will buy almost anything with a dog on it.  I found three prints with cute dogs this year.  Now I just need to figure out where to display them.

7.    A company called "Kaboom" is a kids comic book company.  They publish comics based on pixar characters, like Car, Toy Story and Monsters Inc. and they have a huge line of Muppet comics.  I was so excited to find they were having a 2 for 1 sale.  I purchased four trades: Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Muppet Snow White, and Muppet Sherlock Holmes.
6.   Speaking of Kaboom, Travis Hill, Kaboom artist was there to draw personalized sketches for a small fee.  He drew me a sketch of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head from Toy Story.
5.    I love the costumes at this convention.  It is fun to see the creative costumes people come dressed up in.  This year I dressed up as Princess Leia.  The funnest part about dressing up is walking to the convention from the hotel.  It is funny to watch the reaction of people.  Classic!

4.    I bought a limited edition Peanuts comic book.  Only 100 available and only being sold at the convention.  I received #97.
3.    Ethan has connected with a lot of other comic geeks in the area.  They are a great group of people and a lot of fun to hang out with us. And the best part about hanging out this year...I was not the only female!
2.    I loved drinking a huge latte in my Princess Leia costume.


1.   I found a company that was selling plush internal organs including LUNGS! I was so excited! This company called i heart guts sells all kinds of organs including hearts, kidneys, etc. I am keeping my lungs in my treatment area to keep me company.  I love them!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Where is my Muppet comic?!?! Glad you guys had a good time. :-)