This year at San Diego Comic-con, we invaded Wired Café and we did it in yellow leotards and thigh high boots. That’s right, my crew decided on a group cosplay and we dressed as Beyonce’s back up dancers from Coachella. We got to chill out from the San Diego sun for a few hours, enjoying cocktails, beers snacks and occasionally taking photos with people– thank you, Wired Café!
My first full day at San Diego Comic-con this year was action packed, as to be expected. We woke up early in the hopes of lining up for the Westworld experience only to find out that the line had been already cut off. Too crazy!
I also went to the DC Icons: Blockbuster YA Authors Meet Iconic DC Superheroes panel with Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo and Matt de la Peña. The three writers had a great hour talking about their upcoming DC books, with Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer novel coming out first on August 29.
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San Diego Comic Con—aka, Nerd Christmas in the Summer— came and went. I attended for the entire weekend this year and snapped a handful of photos of cosplayers and all the cool things around the convention. There were way more that I missed, of course. The heat was brutal this year and I am too much of a wuss to walk in extreme heat. Fortunately, there were still tons of things to see and do. Check out the photo slideshow below! You can also view the photos on our Facebook page as well.[soliloquy id=”13983″]
It is probably through pure luck or miracle that Gizzy B and I always manage to get invited inside the Wired Cafe, the ultimate oasis inside the Omni Hotel during Comic-con weekend. I am not sure if I received the official invite this year because of my previous employment or if we had paid our dues enough to be considered on the official list. Last year, one of their sponsors had invited us to do coverage and interviews. The years before that . . . well, it was me putting my employment status to good use, of course!
As the convention and attendance grew bigger, more and more people are getting elbowed out of the Wired Cafe in favor of perhaps more “important” guests. Don’t get me wrong. We are extremely grateful that Wired Cafe continued to keep its doors opened to us and we enjoyed every minute of it — we sing their praise to all our friends (aka, we rub it in to people who didn’t get an invite . . .) and if we could, we would marry Wired Cafe.
In this week’s episode, the Lady Geeks gushes on and on about the amazing weekend that is called The San Diego Comic-con. They tell tales of shenanigans including drinking a lot of free alcohol and perhaps almost assaulting Superman on a boat. Pretty sure Henry Cavill is now our best friend forever. It’s a sexy story. You should listen now.
This year, we managed to get inside the coveted Wired Cafe at the Omni Hotel during Comic-con again. Music, swag and free booze? It’s clearly a perfect oasis for lucky, VIP Comic-con attendees! iStockphoto invited us to talk to them about their latest project called the Collective Comics Project for Feast. The project officially debuted at the Wired Cafe. Everyone got to vote on the story for the project and they got “superhero underwear” in exchange for giving their input. Whoo! Free undies!
The voting consisted of which hero, villain, love interest, etc. would you want to see drawn by the various illustrators around the world picked specifically for this project. The answer choices ranged from kittens to vegan hipsters, which indicated the kind of sense of humor the team behind this project has. We talked to Sona who represented the project during the convention weekend and she was a blast to talk to.
If you haven’t already, you should listen to our latest podcast: Ep. 67 Comic-con is Now Drunk-con for the audio interview with Sona.