By the time you read this, I will be in line to pick up my badge for the 2012 Comic-Con, but I had to finish last year’s wrap up of my first ever Comic-Con convention (we only went for two days, much like this year…though this year we are doing day 2 and 3).
Day Two: Friday
We started the morning out by gathering the stuff from the hotel room, and checking out of the King’s Inn before heading over to the Hotel’s apparently famous breakfast place, “The Waffle Spot.” And, by the way…seriously delicious.
I can’t remember what I ordered, but I think it was a waffle and eggs and meat. Doesn’t matter. Everything was wonderful. If you are in San Diego, I highly recommend this place for breakfast. Locals even came in from downtown to eat. Yum.
After that it was onto the hotel shuttle to the Con. We didn’t want to have to pay for parking again, and the hotel was happy to let us leave our car and come back later. Score!
Mark started the day off at the Exhibition hall with some video games.
Can’t say that I was too surprised.
Then it was off for more exploring. Even though we spent practically the whole day in the hall the day before, we still had only made it about half way through all the incredible stuff!
We met these guys the night before at the bar the mixer was held at!
I got to meet an alien…
And a Stormtrooper.
Mark had fun at the Harry Potter booth
And I got to be an honorary Avenger.
Um, may I please have this car?
After getting tired of walking and shopping…
I got Mark this awesome shirt (It says, “REGRET. Those were the droids I was looking for.”)
and a beautiful silver ring for myself….
We wondered over to the Hyatt where they were playing Dungeons and Dragons. I passed out some post-cards for Legends of Atoll and met up with Bradd, the show’s Production Designer/Co-Producer/Puppet master/Superhero!
We joined in and played a one hour game of D and D while shamelessly promoting the web-series.
Then it was off to the food trucks for an early dinner. On the way back, we stopped by Southpark.
And then back to the exhibition hall.
We LOVED the Spartacus display, though we couldn’t help but feel a little sad that the show’s star was so ill, and since then has passed (RIP Andy Whitfield).
Right before the hall closed, I went downstairs and bought Mark and I a couple decks of “Magic: The Gathering Cards” so that our nerdy joy could continue even after we returned home. It was very exciting.
On our way back to the Comic-Con shuttle, we checked out Cafe Diem across the street. The food wasn’t free like it should have been (Eureka Fans) lol, and the line was too long so we just checked it out.
But then it was time to leave the cafe and leave the Con.
We were very sad to go, but the happy meal toys at McDonald’s took the sting out a bit.
Mark tried to learn how to play Magic on the car ride home, but we were both pretty sad to go. It was one of the best two days of both of our lives and we cannot wait to return this year.