San Diego Comic Con 2014 Con Report!
On July 23-27th, San Diego was host to the 2014 San Diego Comic Con! After 10 years of attending this show, I was definitely looking forward to seeing what sort of amazing spectacles Comic Con had in store for me this year. After a week of recovery from the show, I had to admit, compared to all the other Comic Cons, this one was a bit more low key. There weren’t many major announcements on the movie front, and while there were some exciting TV shows on hand, I definitely didn’t feel the major buzz I typically do at SDCC.
However, like all previous Comic Cons, it’s a great time to mingle with artists, writers, and friends you never get to mingle with anywhere else outside of SDCC. It was fun watching the stars come on the show floor, watching artists draw some amazing commissions, and seeing the amazing exhibits some of the booths displayed, including all of the Batman cowls celebrating the Caped Crusader’s 75th birthday, as well as some very cool props from the latest movies. While it lacked that extra spark that San Diego usually brings to the table, it still was, is and always will be THE place to be. And now, on to some of the sights I saw during the weekend.
The line on preview night to get inside the show floor!
The con was generous enough to provide free wifi for those waiting upstairs!
Hall H line is thrilled to go inside!
The awesome Constantine display out by the Gaslamp District!
The awesome Batman statue in the middle of the DC booth.
The Christian Bale and George Clooney Batman costumes.
The Batfleck cowl.
The Batcycle at the Lego booth!
Groot and Rocket staring me down from the Lego booth.
An amazing Rocket Raccoon statue!
More GotG props at the Marvel booth!
What a bunch of A-holes…
Don’t touch Lola!
Alex Ross’ booth had this beautiful painting available for sale.
Heritage Auctions brought this historic page to display. Jaw dropping!
Star Wars toy set up in amazing fashion!
Adam West greeting the crowds of SDCC!
Kelley Jones doing a live Batman drawing demo!
Arthur Adams doing what he does best: drawing masterpieces!
Amazing Hulk cover for sale!
Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson, the Superman team signing at the DC booth!
Jock and Guillermo Del Toro signing Jock’s Pan Labyrinth print at Mondo booth!
Mondo displayed their latest foray into pop culture: toys!
Speaking of toys, here’s Todd McFarlane with his new Walking Dead line!
Lee Bermejo talking to a customer about his Joker pages!
Bruce Timm drawing some amazing head sketches!
Loki’s scepter makes an appearance at the Marvel booth!
The amazing reveal for Avengers 2!
The Avengers cast signing at the Marvel booth was insane!
The biggest news of the weekend: WW’s costume! (photo credit to WB studios)
I didn’t take a lot of cosplay pics this year, but here’s a few that stood out!
In all my years of Comic Con, I’ve never seen this: Live action karaoke!
Gwen Stacy lugging around a Spidey backpack!
An elaborate Vanellope costume complete with car!
Batman better look out for Superman…
Great Shrek costumes!
By far the coolest: Raven with glowing eyes!
My happiest moment at SDCC!
A beautiful sunset caps another year of SDCC! See you all next year!