there are typical things you would expect to see at comicon: princess leia, fanboys and fangirls, popchips, superheroes, crowds, zombies, nerds…
as a first timer, yes all of the above were out in full effect, and then some. frankly, i expected to be weirded out by throngs of grown adults dressed up in character, and i’ll admit, i assumed the dressing up was of a more prurient nature.
but i was wrong. what the pictures can’t convey is the feeling of comicon. there is a sweetness, a joy, and childlike innocence. where else can grownups commune and embrace their inner geek to be full fledged, unabashed fanboys and girls for a few days?
the spirit of comicon is infectious. passion. creativity. come one, come all. let your freak flag fly. wear whatever the heck inspires you. i totally get why it is a pop culture mainstay. and it’s one heck of a weekend.
i mean, i wore a dress made entirely of popchips bags by merlin castell and never felt out of place for a second. in shooting my videos, no one refused to play, no one even looked twice when i would straddle my little pony or did the robot with a lego transformer. at comicon, everyone is there to play. and it’s all good. totally refreshing.
the video is coming soon, but in the meantime, i hope you enjoy my photos!
thanks, comicon. see you next year!