Thursday, August 18, 2011

Comic Con 2011 - Part 3 of 3

Here are the last of this years Comic Con photo's!
My Dad lives in Chula Vista, CA. So we always make it part of our summer to visit with him for a week, working it around when we attend this event. He does not live far from a trolley station which we took to the interchange and walked across the bridge below. The bridge is massive and seriously looks like it was leaning. (please click on all the photos for close up details!)
Then we walked from there to the Convention center, which seemed further away because there were so many people, making the walking slow!

I love taking Dyllan's photo with the people we meet. :)

Upper right- is Dyllan with his friend Corbin.

Lego Ninja Go....

The real "Back to the Future" car was there!

OK. So I'm wondering why the heck it's so crowded, on a Sunday, which is supposed to be "kids" day. In order for us to get to point "A" to point "B", I had to make it over to the sides of the convention rooms, near the comic books sellers or bathroom. Here at least there was room to walk. (seriously, click all the photos- this place is not for the claustrophobic)

Then I see this...and as much as I love the show, I'm like seriously? You could have put them in a panel room and we could have avoided all this overcrowded mess. They put FOX in the "middle" of the trade show, where it's already crowded and added the whole cast of "Glee" to the mix. They were doing interviews and such and for those not close enough to see, they had these stacked upon stacked TV screens for all to see. So imagine a ripple effect of stand still crowds, all focused at FOX. Eventually the fire marshal came and told people to move or they would cancel the interview.

Earlier in the day, someone tripped a door alarm or something...and the convention hall lights flickered, the room got kinda dim, and a automated voice came on to be prepared for a evacuation. I took a photo of the crowd and all I can say is "really?" In the case of a 'actual' emergency...can you imagine evacuating this crowd?

That cool contraption below is a movie prop for
3 which comes out in 2012. Whee! We have 1 & 2 and love them both. Here is a fun fan site that has been following the crews taping the movie.

And that's it. The building below was brought to my attention (by Dyllan) when we were nearing the trolley interchange, at the end of the day, station by foot. He liked the reflection of the clouds on the windows, and so do I!

Thanks for coming by. Maybe I'll see you at Comic Con next year!


The Faery Enchantress said...

What lovely pictures.

Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Comic Con is so mainstream....


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