Exhausted, sore, cranky greetings from Limburgh Field in San Diego.
Comic-Con has ended. All that remains is the flight home.
Day 4 is a great day at the con. It’s starkly different than the other days, but by day four, that’s a good thing. There’s plenty of time to get autographs, shop for comics, see the booths, and take pictures of costumed attendees.
In terms of autographs, I got a few today, but a special shout out goes out to Richard Hatch and Gil Gerard, both of whom were as friendly and personable as a fan could hope for.
Gerard (Buck Rogers) joked with us over the price of his signing, and when I was joking back, pretty soon He, Jay and I were all laughing. After he was done, we wished each other luck for the rest of the day and he was very genuine about it. He was a great guy to meet, you can’t ask for more than that.
So too was Richard Hatch, who encouraged us to check out Dragon-Con (on my to do list), and took the time to address my question (which was his favorite role, Cpt Apollo or Tom Zarek) thoroughly. It was a great interaction, and he was friendly as can be, too.
I won’t call any celebs out, but for a lot of them that I’ve gotten autographs from it’s such an impersonal transaction that you feel like you’ve been mugged afterwards. Not that I’m under any delusions any celebs would ever read this blog, but if they did, I would say – take note. I am NOT paying $30, $40, sometimes $60 for a picture of you with your signature. I pay that money to MEET you. Just for a minute or two. Typically to get the long held “Thank You” off my chest, sometimes to ask a question, but always, ALWAYS just to share a moment where we engage. Those of you who take my money, rush your sig, and begrudgingly, briefly acknowledge my efforts to speak with you… Well, you could learn a lot from these two guys.
Meanwhile, I photographed the floor pretty thoroughly today. I’ll be posting albums once I get home. I’ll also be returning to regular content postings for all of you sick of this Comic-Con bullshit.
Meanwhile, check out these models from the Batman movies:
CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE REST OF THIS PHOTO BATCH!!!
And here’s some pics of three of the most famous comics of all time (although the Action Comics #1 has been “restored”, that’s why it’s value is shot)
I myself picked up a ton of Silver and Bronze age beauties, at a booth that had a 50% off mark down. Mist notably, I picked up about 75% of Frank Millers legendary run on Daredevil, all at half off!!
I also had plenty of time to take pics of all the great toys on display… Check out this 20″ tall “Stay Puft Marshmallow Man” and the entire case of bad ass Star Trek Mr Potato Heads!
Plus, the floor always holds the potential to spot a celeb, like Nathan Fillion here at the Marvel booth.
Now, I know I said costumes are light on Sundays, and they are. Compared to the other three days, they are fir sure. But that doesn’t mean they’re not THERE, and with more time on your hands, you wind up seeing tons of them!! Here, take a look!
So… That’s it for Comic-Con this year. As usual, it was awesome, but exhausting, and I’ll be happy to be home. I plan to post the panel videos as soon as I can for those who would like to see them. I’m also going to put up some galleries so there will be more pics to come throughout the week.
Thank you all for checking it out, people have definitely been checking in. I’ll be back to writing up movies soon, I swear!