The 45+ years of the San Diego Comic-Con is what makes this event such a unique pop culture phenomenon. The rich history, the cosplay and the partnership with enthusiastic fans has made Comic-Con the Mecca for all things nerdy. WatchMojo.com made this killer video listing 5 reason why SDCC is so celebrated and embraced by fandom.
OK, so the first Con of the year is done! Scout and I had a fantastic time! To recap:
I grew up in Arkansas and a few of my oldest and dearest friends still live in Arkansas and in the South. We went to SDCC a few years ago together and had a blast. As the years went by, we kept trying to synch up and go to another Con together without success. Life happens. So, when I noticed that they got together for the Dallas Comic Cons (they have two a year), and Scout’s birthday trip was coming up, we pulled the trigger on making the trip to Dallas.
The Con we attended is the smaller of the two. I expected something LBCC sized, but got more Comikaze sized instead. Nice surprise.
The panel situation there was a bit different. There is way more emphasis on meet and greet opportunities with celebrities. These experiences are a separate ticket, but you are guaranteed to meet the celebrity, take a picture with them and get an autograph. I think that is definitely worth the money.
The main ballroom had Q and A sessions with various celebrities rather than the cast of a movie or television show. I was unable to attend these sessions due to time, but my friends saw John Barrowman and said he was fantastic!
This Con is a big cosplay con. The cosplay competition was wonderful. So many talented cosplayers in that part of our country. I did not envy the judges having to award the best in show to just one cosplay.
The show floor was also a bit different. There wasn’t a dedicated Artists’ Alley, instead the artists and small publishers were mixed in with all the other booths. This does have its advantages. The floor was relatively small, so the artists had guaranteed foot traffic.
Scout and I really loved the vendors that Dallas had to offer. Lot’s of fashion, jewelry and accessories. We took full advantage!
We also had an endless supply of Funko Pops to choose from at several booths.
OK, so we bought a few…
Part Two of our experience, I will go into more detail on the cosplay experience!