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My nerd loot from SDCC 16

By July 25, 2016 Collectibles, comic-con

I had another rad trip to San Diego Comic-Con this year, and I’ll load up some photos and impressions shortly. Until then, here’s the traditional photo of my loot, spread out on the hotel room bed.

You’ll find the usual SDCC stuff like bags and programs, and there’s a small amount of promotional books at items. I’ve gotten really good and just not accepting any weird, free thing someone hands me. Anyway, I got another unicorn t-shirt, Saga action figures (!!!) and some signed comics. It was a rather lean year for swag and collectibles.

However, my kids left the show with a TON of stuff, so mucf, in fact, that i was worried about our luggage weight for the return flight home.

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Here’s a few random Comic-Con ’15 snaps!

By July 13, 2015 comic-con, My Geek Adventures

I’m still going through the five million photos that I took at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and here’s of a my first favorites. Starting with Wonder Woman looking for back issues.

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I survived The Walking Dead Escape

By August 17, 2014 comic-con, My Geek Adventures

Over the past week since San Diego Comic-Con 2014 wrapped, I’ve often been asked what was my favorite part of the action packed weekend. It’s difficult while still in the Comic-Con haze to answer that question without blurting out a half-dozen crazy things. But now that I’ve had some time for my mind and body to recover, I can now say without hesitation that it was running through The Walking Dead Escape.

The event, which shoves participants into a massive zombie themed obstacle course, has been a staple on many of the “best of Comic-Con” lists for the past few years. I decided, “No more excuses!” I was determined to get chased by fake-Zombies this year, even if it killed me. And after three days of Comic-Con, it nearly did.

Read my complete wrap-up over on Movieweb.com

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Greetings from the Comic-Con Registration Waiting Room!

By March 16, 2014 comic-con

This weekend, geeks from all over the globe faced off against faceless opponents in this years online Battle Royale to get tickets to San Diego Comic-Con International 2014. I get nervous waiting for my press credentials, so I decided to snag some tickets as a backup. Here’s my journey through the online registration process.

7:54 – I hit the snooze button for the third time, and then quicky scan Reddit to see if there’s any problems with the waiting room. There isn’t, so I got back to sleep. You’re allowed to enter anytime between 7-9am, and it supposedly has no effect on your chances.

8:34 – I fire up the laptop and after entering my unique registration code, enter the waiting room. At least I think it’s the waiting room. For the next 24 minutes I routinely glance at the screen to make sure a little blue circle keeps spinning – my indication that everything is working properly.

9:00 – “You Have reached the EPIC waiting room.”
Let’s get this thing started.
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Lady Storm Shadow and Daft Clones

By July 26, 2013 Conventions

Every time I go to another convention I tell my self afterwards that I should have taken more cool cosplayer photos. Here’s a really sweet gender-swapped Storm Shadow…

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And a few creative Clone Troopers from the 501st Legion, doing a Daft Punk crossover.

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I’ve got a bunch more San Diego Comic-Con 2013 cosplay photos in my Flickr photoset!

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Take A Peek Inside the Defiance Cafe

By July 22, 2013 Conventions

Probably the thing I love the most about Comic-Con is the insane upper-echelon marketing and awareness campaigns that take place surrounding the con. My favorite this year was SyFy’s transformation of the diner located in the Hard Rock Hotel to the Defiance Cafe. I’m a fan of the show and video game, so I was especially geeked to walk around in there. Spending $18 on a cheeseburger – not so much.

It seemed like no expense was spared, and all of the decoration (which was overwhelming) really coordinated well with the feel of the brand. Here’s a Flickr photo dump of most of the snaps I took inside the cafe:

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Defiance Cafe - dining area
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Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ Marketing At Comic-Con

By July 21, 2013 Conventions

You may know this about me, but I’ll tell you again. I LOVE the Cinemax original series Banshee. So it was a fun surprise to see their street marketing “booth” outside the Omni Hotel (across from the Convention Center).

They had iconic representations from the show and brand marketing on display, all presented by Pennsylvania Dutch folks who handed out a mini graphic novel and a DVD of the show’s pilot episode.

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The ‘Walking Dead’ Booth at Comic-Con

By July 21, 2013 Conventions, My Geek Adventures

They built a mini-prison right in the middle of the Exhibit hall and stocked it with ravenous zombies!

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There was a totally lifelike Rick Grimes looking over the event hall.

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Let the Comic-Con Adventures Begin…

By July 17, 2013 My Geek Adventures

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Once I got onto the exhibit hall floor, I rushed across the massive room to snatch-up some Adventure Time collectibles. I also took a moment to be locked up in the Ice King’s Lair for a photo opp.

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Some of my favorite snaps from Comic-Con 2012

By July 17, 2012 Conventions, My Geek Adventures

Chilling with the Regular Show’s Rigby and Mordecai

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Becoming one of Michonne’s zombie servants at the Walking Dead booth.

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Love the Daft Punk costumes! Although, who would really know if it was actually Daft Punk anyway?

Daft Punk cosplay

Camera: Fuji X100
Flickr: more Comic-Con photos

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Photos of the Hasbro GI-Joe Booth

By July 16, 2012 Conventions, My Geek Adventures

It’s no secret that, growing up when I did, I’m a Gi-Joe fan – though technically, I’m more of a Cobra fan than anything else. Here’s a few snaps from their display cases and elaborate action figure dioramas.

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Networks Broadcasting from Comic-Con

By July 16, 2012 Conventions, My Geek Adventures

Now that I only do a handful of live remotes a year (many, I’m not even shooting), I have even more appreciation when I come across live broadcast locations. It’s funny to think I’m now one of the weird dudes, standing around the perimeter, staring and taking photos.

Here’s the super-impressive G4 studio location. I didn’t get any shots of my Chobot, but I did snap a blurry photo of Chris Hardwick eating a sandwich which didn’t make the cut.

G4 studio at SDCC

G4 stage at SDCC

And here’s the tiny (by comparison) interview stage at the FOX Television booth. Where I took a jab to the throat when security guys blocked the path, thinking that David Boreonaz was going to exit the booth in my direction.

Fox's interview stage at SDCC

And – for good measure – here’s a snap of the local broadcast warriors.

local media at SDCC

Camera: Fuji X100
Flickr: more Comic-Con photos

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