On Saturday night of San Diego Comic-con, Sailor Mizz, Gizzy B and Chubby Bunny and I all got to hang out and party for the last night of the convention. We ended up at Nerd HQ which was at a bigger venue this year with a giant bar, a stage and a dance floor all over the place! The dancing was important. Whenever Sailor Mizz and I drink, we always end up declaring: “We need to DANCE!”
Last year, I went to a couple of Nerd HQ’s special panels but I didn’t get a chance to this year… all the panels sold out so fast this time around. Sigh… the Doctor Who panel would have been amazing. I guess an awesome thing can’t be a “secret” forever. I’m happy that the event has gotten as much attention as they are getting now on just their second year. All the profit goes to charity because the founder, actor Zachary Levi, is surely that cool of a guy.
Getting inside Ballroom 20 at this year’s San Diego Comic-con was almost as impossible as getting inside Hall H. I have no patience for lining up for 10 hours just to see one panel which is why I was glad when WB Extra announced that the cast of The Vampire Diaries would actually be on their stage, out in the open for everyone to see! The best part is that the majority of the TVD fans were all either at Ballroom 20 or lined up to get in already so the stage wasn’t crowded or insane at all.
Best part? I got to take a photo snap with Paul Wesley, who plays Stefan Salvadore. I wished it had been Ian Somerhalder, but ‘beggars can’t be choosers’, I guess… haha! This proves my point though – when you spend most of your day lined up, you miss all the cool stuff that goes on in and around the convention.
More photos below, including pictures of Paul Wesley checking out the Batmobiles.
Can you guys believe that the Power Rangers have been around for 20 years? I watched the original series as a child (and even the original Japanese show when growing up in the Philippines!) and although I haven’t kept up with the newer versions, this series will always hold a special place in my heart. Most ladies of my generation grew up wishing they were the Pink Ranger, at least once — she wore pink jeans, for crying out loud.
During Comic-con, they unveiled a mural at the Gaslamp District on Island Avenue and 5th Street. The painting depicted all 19 different Red Rangers over the years plus the most popular ranger ever: the White Ranger from the original series!
The current cast of the show, Power Rangers Super Samurai, joined the party to pose for photos and say hello to the crowd of fans– both kids and adults!