The Superbowl of Comic Conventions- Third Quarter
Category: SDCC 2012, Uncategorized
Like all the hall of fame coaches such as George Halas, John Madden or Tom Landry, I made second-half adjustments. For instance, I packed a lighter lunch, said no to Starbuck, and reconnected with a friend, Frank, and his wife, Sarah, who came to the con dressed as 1950′s era Clark Kent & Lois Lane.
So as this particular day at Comic-Con unfolded one thing became more and more apparent: the convention is more fun in cosplay. While the three of us walked the convention floor we were stopped–okay Lois and Clark were stopped–numerous times to have their pictures taken. It got to the point where Frank/Clark remarked to me that he felt like a celebrity.
Good for him, right? Yep, no hard feelings. I mean it’s not like I didn’t have other things to do at the convention. I wasn’t jealous, honest. Okay, maybe just a little bit. But the fact that I came to the convention as myself got Frank/Clark, Sarah/Lois and myself thinking: who could I cosplay as at the next Comic-Con. Here’s the fundamental problem, I have long locks that I’ve been growing for more than 13 years, so my options are limited in terms of who I could be. So anyway, the long and short of it is we decided that maybe I could be Bishop from the time period of the comics where he had locks myself, or maybe even Static.
Okay, so aside from my future cosplay dreams, I actually was able to get some things accomplished on Day 3 and my biggest personal feat was getting Peter David (current writer of X-Factor) to sign a book he wrote on writing comics, which I will admit, was pretty freakin’ cool!!!
Well, that’s pretty much all I can say about Day 3 other than I’m continually having a blast and I look forward to–and slightly dread–the last day of the convention. Who knows, I might actually get stiff-armed my Gene Simmons’s security.