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You know you’re curious… so here it is. Nothing but pictures from this years Comic Con. Enjoy!
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An amazing elf (possibly dark elf) from WoW cosplay

An amazing elf (possibly dark elf) from WoW cosplay

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I saw quite a few Links this year… I think I’m going to start making this a game called Link hunting.

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A panelist from Insights for Independents

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The moderator for both Insights for Independents and Writer’s Journey

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Panelist from the Writer’s Journey

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Another lnflatable from Teen Titans, Starfire

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Another lnflatable from Teen Titans, Cyborg

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Lego Robin

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Detail of Lego Batman… it’s really impressive

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Lego Joker

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Detail of Lego Bag End

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This montley crewa was waiting to get on the Assassin’s Creed IV ship

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Assassin’s Creed III group

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Love this satellite cosplay.

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Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan

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Sergio Argones

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Awesome Captain Hook cosplay

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I’m not sure what this is… but not only is my interest piqued, but the pumpkin one looks awesome.

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For some reason this still amuses me as much as when I saw this happen.

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Cross-gendered Thor cosplay? Yes please!

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A roving Riddler

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Very cute Riku cosplay

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Nami handing out drinks on a sultry San Diego day

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Usop is thinking of something.

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Cute How to Train Your Dragon cosplay

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An incredibly accurate Loki

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Go, go gadget arms!

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Steampunk, cross-gendered Darth Vader > lingerie Darth Vader

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Two voice actors from Ben 10

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Here, have another Neil Gaiman shot

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And another for science

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I’m not sure what this knight is from, but it always reminded me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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A pretty good Riker cosplay

 

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Nami and Ussop take a break from the Straw Hat Crew to hand out drinks on a balmy San Diego day for us Comic Con attendees.

Nami and Usopp take a break from the Straw Hat Crew to hand out drinks on a balmy San Diego day for us Comic Con attendees.

Afterwards they were doing a little outside party thing where they were giving out Shonen Jump-themed beverages and free t-shirts. The line was long for the t-shirts (not surprising as they were being screenprinted on site). It was a 2 hour wait but it was well worth it because we got to have some interesting conversations with the people around us. It also allowed us the chance to get the last stamp on our scavenger hunt.

After spending a good amount of time outside, we decided that it was time for air-conditioned sit down time and made good use of the random tables in the registration area.

We decided at that point that we were going to go to different panels. I decided to head over to Gays in Comics XXVI.

Every year Prism Comics puts together a panel about what it’s like for the LGBT community working in both the comic industry and the entertainment industry. It was interesting to hear some

Superman, Supergirl (deceased) and Sir Not Appearing in This Comic (but if you know, tell me) from Crisis on Infitnite Earths storyline

Superman, Supergirl (deceased) and Sir Not Appearing in This Comic (but if you know, tell me) from Crisis on Infitnite Earths storyline

of the things that are going on and getting to hear about some of the LGBT comics out there. I still keep holding out for more bisexual comics. I have a feeling that’s going to take some time to happen. (Unless there’s some manga-style illustrators out there reading this blog, because I have a story…).

It was pretty cool to hear about some of the stories that are out there. It’s pretty amazing. It was also pretty cool to hear how much respect they had for each other.

There’s also the jokes and anecdotes that made the panel more interesting. In many ways it reminded me of the Black Panel.

I was in that panel for a hour when it became obvious that it was going to run over (which was not a problem as it was the last panel in that room). I jogged all the way over to a panel I thoroughly enjoyed last year, The Best and Worst Manga of 2013.

I love this panel.

I do. I have gotten so many wonderful suggestions on manga to read from it… and this year was no

The Gaslamp from the Geek and Sundry Prom

The Gaslamp from the Geek and Sundry Prom

exception. I got to hear a lot of titles that I hadn’t heard of before like Kitaro, Wandering Son, Children of the Sea, etc. etc. They also mentioned manga that I had been reading/heard about like: Attack on Titan, Silver Spoon, Blue Exorcist, After-School Charisma, Bleach, Vagabond, Ooku, etc. etc. It was quite the list and there are so many that I really want to pick up now. The last thing I need is more manga to buy (but will probably do so anyways).

If any of you out there are interested in what their suggestions were for the last year, I happen to have them all in photos. So, let me know. I can always just post the list in picture form.

And that was our last panel for the night. It was a bit difficult to leave the panel as it was about the same time that the Masquerade started. It’s a popular event, but I have yet to actually watch one (and I’m not great enough at costuming that I can

Awesome couple that I met at the Geek and Sundry prom... and quite possibly the best Link and Zelda costumes I've seen.

Awesome couple that I met at the Geek and Sundry prom… and quite possibly the best Link and Zelda costumes I’ve seen.

participate). It made it a bit slow-go to get out of the building for the night.

Once we were out we headed out to dinner, followed by the Geek and Sundry Prom event.

Then event itself was pretty neat. There was DJ.ed music, a working bar (that was slammed the entire time we were there), photo booth style prom pictures, board and video gaming and an awesome chill space.

It was pretty awesome to get to hang out with some of the cosplayers… especially the best Link and Zelda duo I’ve seen all con. They were so incredibly friendly and we had a great conversation. It was a lot of fun to get to be out for a bit… even for my incredibly introverted self.

Quite possibly one of the most fabulous unicorns at Comic Con. I love this cosplay.

Quite possibly one of the most fabulous unicorns at Comic Con. I love this cosplay.

After the panel, we were free for the rest of the evening. Friday night was quite the bizarre evening. We wound up meeting a trans comic writer/artist. He was an amazing person to talk to. We spent quite a bit of time talking to him about all sorts of random things.

Afterwards, we were heading out to get dinner… somewhere. The crowd in the Gaslamp that night was… different. I’m not sure how to qualify it. There was an older gentleman who passed by me on the street who asked me, “Are those real?”

My only retort was, “Is what real?”

My only guess would be that he was referring to my breasts. I was mortified that anyone would think that was an OK question to ask a woman, particularly some stranger who you pass on the street. I also overheard a conversation another man was having talking about prostitutes.

"Yup yup yup yup yup uh-huh, uh-huh..."

“Yup yup yup yup yup uh-huh, uh-huh…”

It was genuinely strange.

We wound up getting sushi. It was good sushi, then we wound up at another bar across the street from the Hard Rock. I can’t quite remember the name, but I’m sure that someone out there might know.

The bar itself was pretty nice. Not a dive by any extent of the imagination. The drinks were fairly good. Even more weird was that there was a girl who first came by to tell me she liked what I was wearing and asked me if I was cosplaying any particular character.

I replied, “No, it’s just an outfit I threw together.”

She complimented my ability to throw together an outfit. Afterwards she asked if she could touch my boobs… and if her friends could as well.

I had no idea how to respond to this. Is this something that is commonly asked in San Diego bars? I do

Link playing the Ocarina of Time in the Gaslamp.

Link playing the Ocarina of Time in the Gaslamp.

acknowledge that they were quite drunk by the time they got there.

I said sure… but I was seriously weirded out. I did give consent, but that was a seriously strange situation to be in. It made me intensely uncomfortable.

Shortly afterwards, we decided to head back home for the evening. After all, tomorrow was going to be another somewhat early morning.

This was an amazing crossplay of the Riddler.

This was an amazing crossplay of the Riddler.

After the Titan panel, I stayed for the Neon Alley panel. There were some techinical difficulties that started during the Titan panel and persisted into the Neon Alley panel, forcing a late start. So, instead of just getting into the programming, they started off with some Q&A.

A lot of the news that they shared wasn’t much different from the information I heard about at the Viz Media Panel at San Diego Comic Con and at the Viz panel at Fanime.

Things that weren’t talked about at those panels were that Set 2 for Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan was to be released on August 2, Set 18 for Bleach was released on September 10 and Set 2 for La Grange will be available this winter.

I did have quite a bit of downtime between the Neon Alley panel and the panel I was eagerly awating, 35 Years of Elf Quest.

In that time I did another turn around the dealers’ room. I visited the Viz booth. This year they were

A fabulous Chun Li.

A fabulous Chun Li.

doing this neat scavanger hunt through the dealers’ room. I also got to play a demo of the next Phoenix Wright game. This might be the game that makes me want to get a Nintendo 3Ds. It was fun to play and I loved playing it as much as the previous installments.

When it came to be about time to go to the Elf Quest panel we went in early enough to sit in on the panel before it. The panel was about Pongo. I had heard of Pongo, but I had never read them. It was neat to hear people talk about. It piqued my interest in the Pongo comics.

I was thrilled to see that there was an Elf Quest panel. It made so incredibly happy to hear about all things Elf Quest… because, yes, I’m that kinda nerd. I started reading Elf Quest back when I was in middle school. I fell in love with the story when I first read it. It was amazing for me to get the chance to meet Richard and Wendy Pini last year. They had

Cutter, Leetah and Pike.. oh my!

Cutter, Leetah and Pike.. oh my!

written a story that was more formative of my than I had realized.

The panel started out talking about Wendy Pini’s personal history. They talked about Elf Quest had started in Fantasy Quarterly. They formed their own company, Warp Graphics. She then moved to Hollywood for an Elf Quest movie. They still hope an Elf Quest movie will happen, to this day. I think that Elf Quest would make for a great series of movies. It also turns out that Johnny Galecki (of Roseanne and Big Bang Theory fame) is a huge fan of Elf Quest.

There is currently a 5 minute Elf Quest short movie online, you can watch it here. However, their information about their being an Elf Quest movie in development is outdated… unfortunately.

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Kokiri Link, FTW!

We Love Fine is also selling a line of Elf Quest t-shirts… They are really cute and I would love to have them all, except price woud preclude me from doing so. They are really neat looking shirts and perfect if your the same kind of nerd as I am when it comes to Elf Quest. Wendy’s personal artwork will be kept at Columbia University as well.

There are 2 artbooks coming out as well by Flesk. One will be an art of Elf Quest book and the other will be a book of Wendy’s art and may not necessarily be Elf Quest oriented. They both should be out in 2014.

The most exiciting and saddening part is that there is new Elf Quest. They will be released through Dark Horse. The first book will be starting something called Elf Quest: the Final Quest. And that’s where it’s sad. I hate to think that Elf Quest is ending. The series had meant so much to me. In many ways it was something that gave me the push to be a writer. While I’m glad there’s new Elf Quest (yay), I’m also sad that that’s it. I don’t know if they’re going to re-release the earlier editions of Elf Quest.