Back to Comic-Con in 2012

LEGO DC Super-HeroesComic-Con was a lot more fun and a lot less overwhelming than usual this year.

Maybe it’s because we skipped the busiest day to go the San Diego Zoo. Maybe it’s because we picked our battles on what we tried to do. Maybe it’s because last year we crammed the whole experience into a single day, and having three days felt like a luxury in comparison. Or the fact that the logistics of getting to and from the con were so ridiculously complicated (more about that later) that they made the convention seem relaxing.

FlashWhatever the reason, the floor did seem a bit less crowded this year. Both of us remarked on the fact that we never felt trapped as we usually feel on the busiest days.

(Skip to the photos if that’s what you want.)

Thursday was the day I spent mostly on the floor, exploring. I hit the usual haunts: DC Comics, Sideshow Collectibles, Studio Foglio. DC was really plugging their upcoming fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.

LOTR FigurinesSideshow seems to be displaying more figurines (and a wider variety) every year. Their Lord of the Rings figurines are absolutely incredible. Though I’m not sure what the target audience is for the life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite or Boba Fett. I can’t see putting one of those in my living room. They also had a very cheesecaky Poison Ivy statue. I overheard someone saying they couldn’t see themselves buying it because it would be like having that lamp in A Christmas Story. At another booth I discovered that you actually can buy that lamp.

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3 thoughts on “Back to Comic-Con in 2012

  1. Kyer

    San Diego authorities are idiots. They totally should have put up some superheroes around their Hall Of Justice. Think of the publicity.

    Eh….yeah, like with any group, religious people can go off the deep end. I think it’s part of being human (as opposed to like God who is probably chuckling over the whole nuttiness of it all.)
    People in conventions do not look down. I can say with experience that this is true as I’ve had plenty of people walk right into our wheelchair every single time.

  2. Lia

    Glad you had fun! I’m inclined to agree about spreading out a con experience over several days — while it may get fatiguing to be there for more than one day, you don’t feel obliged to rush through everything. And there’s no harm in taking a long lunch or something because you don’t need to cram it all into one day.

    Fan Expo (the big Canadian con) is in a month. Usually I go to all the days, but this year a) I don’t have a press pass giving me free admission, and b) with my increasing alienation from DC, there are a lot fewer things that interest me there. I probably can’t be bothered to go to any panels, for example. So I’m still deciding how many days I want to go.

  3. Kyer

    I had a brilliant idea (and about time it struck my brain) to check out YouTube for any info on my the convention that gets held here.
    Eh…talk about familiarity breeds contempt. Recognizing the building from H&G cons really took away from the mystique of it all. Of course San Diego would blow it away in any event. 🙂

    Didn’t mention it before but I hope that top pic bears hope for a Lego animation movie. Nobody has put together the clips from Batman 2 yet, darn it.


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