This link was sent to me via Twitter last night. I expected to see photos of me in costume on at least a couple websites, but didn't quite anticipate being on IGN's top 10 Cosplay Battle list!
This is the shot they used on the IGN's Cosplay Battle Winners list, sharing the #2 spot with Meg Turney.
Now that we're all back to regular work hours and things have settled down around the G4 offices, I can finally share my Comic Con experience.
We all know how I arrived and started my adventure, so I'll continue from that point.
After getting my badges, eating a ridiculously overpriced breakfast, and getting back into the convention center, I opted to go in wearing plain clothes first, to get a better idea of where my friends' booths were hiding and to meet up with people I haven't seen since last Comic Con. The Troma booth was moved on me, which I wasn't too thrilled about, but I soon found it hiding near G4's giant platform.
After talking with some friends in the Troma booth for a bit, I made my way upstairs to say hello to Judah Friedlander.
I had planned on helping him work his booth, but my booth expertise was no longer needed, so I simply hung out anyway. While at his booth, one of my best friends from Detroit showed up, Christopher Beal, and we shuffled off to the side to chat for a bit.
It was during this time that Jim Norton came forth, camera crew in tow, to film a skit with Judah for his Tonight Show appearance. We said brief hellos, awkwardly shook hands, and soon I was off to wander the show floor with Chris.
My phone was beginning to lose power after a short while, as well as my energy levels being depleted, so I went back to my hotel room to recharge both my phone and myself.
After a short nap, I changed out of my regular t-shirt and jeans into my Black Widow costume...
...and went back to the convention center.
The timing of my re-entry was perfect. I had walked into the center at the same moment that Jim Norton was entering as well, only he'd changed his outfit also. This time, he was in a dashing leopard print dress and brown wig. I said something to him along the lines of "Hey, girl..." and was whisked about three feet away to film a quick comedy bit with him for The Tonight Show.
I hung around to chat with Jim and his crew for a moment after we'd finished filming, and before going further into the convention center where I'd soon be attacked by dozens of people with cameras ready. I handed my business card, which looks something like this...
...to someone in his crew, after momentarily discussing doing an interview with Jim the next day.
I went on my "Merrie" way into the convention, took photos with tons of people, met a few of my Twitter followers, did a quick streaming web interview for Niconico.com, hung out with my writer friend, Jonathan L. Davis, and headed back to my hotel because my feet were beginning to plot their revenge for forcing them into heels for too long.
Because I'm apparently getting old, I didn't go back out at all that night, other than to find dinner. But, I'm blaming my friends who didn't get back to me about meeting up, because they actually fell asleep. Jerks.
The next day, the friend I was staying with was losing our fancy hotel room and we had to check out. We loaded most of our stuff into the getaway car and went back into the convention where I met up again with Jim Norton to record a quick interview, which has yet to be picked apart and made fun of on The Opie & Anthony Show.
I wandered the con some more, bought some t-shirts, and since my phone was quickly dying again I opted to hang out at the Troma booth for a bit, for the sake of nostalgia and to let my phone recharge.
Here I am being a badass with Lloyd Kaufman, Tim Dax, and Facebook friend Carlos Jiminez!
Here's even more of us at the Troma booth being badasses! Rawr!
I hung out with Troma for a few hours, then left for dinner at what's probably my favorite restaurant in downtown San Diego, Royal Thai. While at dinner, my friend and I decided that we didn't need to stay the extra night since we had no official place to stay and had spent enough money, and we decided to drive back to LA. Best So-Cal traffic EVER.
And thus concludes my 2011 Comic Con experience...at least until the Nerd Flu kicks in.
It's Comic Con time again! Now that it's my fourth year trekking to San Diego for this, it almost feels like it should be a holiday, rather than just a convention.
I took the train from Los Angeles to San Diego last night, making a new friend who works for Marvel Studios during the ride. The fun part so far was arriving in SD (after being woken up an hour earlier than necessary due to someone repeatedly dialing the wrong number, a full day of work, a 2+ hour train ride, and maybe a couple drinks...), getting disoriented, and then having to walk what felt like a mile while lugging all my bags with me. Good times.
I just picked up all of my individual day badges for the weekend and couldn't be more thrilled that I don't have to get up at early-ass-o'clock every morning to get the next day's badge. All done with that!
No costume at the moment, as I'm just getting settled in and need to figure out my schedule a bit more, but I promise there will be epicness soon!
Now, to find some breakfast and get Day 1 started!
Happy Memorial Weekend to everyone!
Sorry about that "New Years Resolutions" post I made months ago. That whole "I'll blog twice a month, minimum!" idea just flew right out the window. Whoops.
But, I'm still here, and still awesome. In fact, I have time to kill at the moment, so I will blog for you.
Lets chat about some newer things going on, shall we?
First off, I've been interviewed for the G4tv website. See it here!
Photo used in article courtesy of Gary Livingston
Second, my birthday was a couple weeks ago. I hid my excitement for months, as I had planned a top-secret adventure to Las Vegas back in January. The trip was awesome, aside from spending all of my money, getting lost in casinos, and sitting through a terrifying Cirque du Soleil show. I didn't plan for the adventure to be quite that ridiculous, but I wouldn't trade it for anything else. Unless you're offering more "winning" instead of spending, that is.
Third, I've started playing L.A. Noire last night. I posted some photos on Twitpic and tweeted a couple times throughout the game. I'm enjoying it so far, otherwise I likely would have paused to play with my phone more often. I'll consider posting a more in-depth review once I finish the game. I can't make promises here, apparently.
And finally, I posted about Comic Con costumes in my last blog entry. I can't afford a Tron catsuit at the moment, especially after wasting so much money in Vegas. However, I can afford a simpler Black Widow costume, and will be beginning that project within the next couple weeks.
Until next time....