San Diego Comic Con 2011 Report
During the 2 weeks after Comic Con to recover from the worst con flu I’ve ever experienced, I got to reflect back on this year’s San Diego Comic Con. This year’s con was unlike any I’ve experienced in the past 7 years of going to Comic Con. Not only does the show keep growing every year, with more shows, vendors, and movies coming every year, this was the first year where there was a lot of off site events going on as well. You didn’t even need a ticket to Comic Con to enjoy geek culture. From the Conan O’Brien exhibit at a local art gallery, to Tr!ckster, to the massively successful NerdHQ, fans got to experience a variety of awesome events to enjoy. It was almost overwhelming the amount of things going on, that I think a move from SD to a bigger space such as Las Vegas is almost a sure inevitability. But for 2011, I believe that SDCC was a rousing success, and I can’t wait for the bigger and better plans they will have for 2012!
Here’s a glimpse of some of the things I got to see at Comic Con:
Welcome to the San Diego Convention Center!
Awesomest booth at Comic Con. Marvel killed it with Avengers set.
DC booth brought out the Batsuit. Uber cool.
A big smurf overlooks the show.
A giant Optimus Prime on the show floor. Hollywood was definitely overpowering this year.
The cast of Napoleon Dynamite signs posters for Fox.
The line at NerdHQ for the sold out Firefly panel.
What good is a Comic Con without the father of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee?J. Scott Campbell, King of Artist Alley.
Comics legend Art Adams and Robert Kirkman talking at the Naked Fat Rave booth.
The cast of Glee sign autographs.
Living legend Alan Davis!
SDCC special guest Ed Benes signing one of many books for fans.
Legendary booth has the infamous Rorschach costume on display.
Barrett Foa and Renee Felice Smith from NCIS:LA.
LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell from NCIS:LA.
Artist Jim Lee demonstrates his skills at the DC Booth.
Travis Charest drawing another masterpiece.
New Spartacus Liam McIntyre with Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight discussing the new season.
Lucy Lawless dazzles with her smile.
Mekhi Phifer discussing his role on Torchwood.
John Barrowman discussing the new season of Torchwood.
Bill Pullman discussing his villainous role on Torchwood.The cast of the Fright Night remake.
The cast of Castle signing autographs at the Marvel booth.
From San Diego Comic Con 2011, signing off with Stana Katic!