My Weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic ConHome again, safe and sound. Another convention in the books!

I thought I’d share some of the highlights of this weekend, as everyone loves cosplay photos!

Click through for the highlights of this weekend, and for my gallery of costumed attendees!

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Off to Philadelphia Comic-Con!

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic ConHey everyone. Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’m off to Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con this weekend, so our regularly scheduled content here will be on hold for the weekend. I’ll have my reviews of “After Earth” and “Now You See Me” up starting Tuesday.

This is my first time to this event, so I’m not sure what I’ll be sharing, if anything. At this point, I’m ready to say see you all when I get back, but if the convention is really great, maybe I’ll do a post or two about it if I have time.

Anyways, thank you for your understanding this weekend, and we’ll get everything back on track next week!

San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Easy Like Sunday Morning

Comic-Con has ended.

*sigh*

Crazy crazy four days. Or should I say three crazy days, plus Sunday?

Sunday is the day where there’s nothing to rush to. You’ve already seen the floor, so you know your way around well, you know what’s out there, you’re not scrambling around anymore trying to “See Everything”. You have no reason to be hustling or hurrying, and neither to do the other attendees. This creates – as much as something like this can exist by Comic-con standards – a relaxed atmosphere. You walk around, you see the sights, you try to bag an autograph or two, and just soak it all in the best you can, knowing that there’s only a few hours left to the convention.

I tried to do just that

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: This is why Comic-Con is World Renown

This is why people camp out overnight.

Hall H today is why television networks cover the convention.

Why people travel from all over the world. Guam. Brazil. Canada. England. Heard them all this week. All over.

This is why Comic-Con is worth the big bucks, the headaches, the sleep deprivation, the hunger pains, the bursting bladder, the sore back, the blisters on your feet.

This is WHY.

Because you just do NOT GET stuff like this anywhere else.

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: That’s the way the cookie crumbles

Greetings from the line for Hall H, on Saturday at 5:30 am (well, when I began this post at least). I got up at 4, was here by 10 after 5 or so…

And I have never been further back in line for an event. I cannot even SEE Hall H right now. The Lawn is completely full of campers, the sidewalk across the street was full of campers, the line loops around the grass and back by the bay. I got up at 4 am, and now wonder if I’ll even get in.

I spent my time last night updating all the photos, and never got around to a summary post, so I figured since I have TIME (LOL), I might as well write up my adventures from yesterday. Read on!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Costume Gallery

Ok. Those of you who follow me on twitter have seen me post pics (to the best of my ability) throughout the day, and I’ve had a couple of opportunities to do a sampling of the costumes I’ve been capturing here and there on the blog.

But now it’s time for a good old fashioned pic dump.

Here’s a gallery of (almost) all of the costumes I’ve been able to snap a pic of so far this year at Comic-Con. A few just didnt come out, or had other people in them… aside from that though, here’s a bombing gallery of all the Cosplay I’ve captured so far this year.

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: The “Frankenweenie” Exhibit

This morning, one of the first things I did when I hit the Floor was to check out the display that had been set up to promote Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie”.

After seeing the presentation in Hall H on Thursday, my estimation for the movie’s prospects rose dramatically and so I wanted to be sure to stop in and see the display, in case the movie turns out really awesome, I didn’t want to regret not checking it out.

Being first thing in the morning, there was no line and I was able to get right in. During the day, they only let a limited number of people in at a time in order to give everyone plenty of space to take pictures and look at the displays at their leisure.

The exhibit contains the actual figures that were used during the animation process, along with a number of the miniature sets. There were multiple figures for each character made, because scenes had to be worked on concurrently by multiple teams in order to complete the movie in a timely fashion. It can take days to get mere seconds of film time accomplished, so its important to have the coordinated effort to get everything done on time.

The display was obviously put together with enormous care, and staffed by attendees who were knowledgeable about the film, and encouraging to the visitors… click through to see the photos I took of the exhibit!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: The Expendables 2 Panel

For those of you with interest, here’s the video I took of last night’s “Expendables 2″ Panel, featuring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It really was one of the most fun panels I’ve had the pleasure of attending, both stars were in great spirits, and that sort of thing is completely infectious.

Sorry for the “Cuts”, Comic-Con does not allow footage to be recorded and released, so each time they went to video, I had to pause the recording. I’m sure if you choose to watch, you’ll be able to follow along anways!

Click through for the embed!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Friday on the Floor

Sorry for the lack of updates on the blog, I’ve been battling with this crappy Comic-Con WiFi everytime I get a chance to sit…

It’s been a great day on the floor so far though, click through to see a bunch of random pics from the halfway point, I’ll do a full debrief tonight!!

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