San Diego Comic-Con was so amazing this year, I am exhausted but elated. I hardly even know where to start! Be ready, guys, this journal will be full of pictures and feels!
I got to see amazing old friends once again, which is one of my favorite parts of Comic-Con. So many artists who are not only stupid talented, but also terribly friendly and just too kind for words, who I only get to see once a year. Thanks to everyone in the Alley and at their own booths who take the time to chat! It totally makes my fangirl heart happy. akreon
flew all the way out for the convention, these girls are so amazingly fun, guys, I can't even explain it. They signed a Milk for the Ugly
poster! The poster is so gorgeous, a lot of people who came by the DeviantArt booth thought it was a movie poster! We had a great time at the DevMeet.... don't worry, ladies. I won't post that picture we took together.
Despite my hopes, I didn't get to run into dauntingfire
, but got I did
get to meet both Thiefoworld
. Alice's hair is so pink!
Working the Alley was just great, and we even had Fella come by this year! It was so great to watch con attendees take time out of their floor time to sit and draw, share their DeviantArt experiences with us, and (often) just be nerdy with us! This year, we handed out ribbons, buttons and two different posters. We also sponsored Artists' Alley and hosted five different panels.
...Speaking of panels. aunjuli
and I hosted a panel together! It was so very much fun, and all the work that went into it was totally worth it. Juli was amazing and so collected. And those who attended. OMG everyone who came was so great!!
I can't even put into words how great it was to be sharing stories, and talking about fandom, and being in a room full of people who understood... who got it. If you came, please give me a shout! I want to brag on how awesome all of you were aunjuli
did a gorgeous little write up about our panel here
, and IreneAdler76
took amazing photos of it for us. We talked shipping, we worked on our fandom vocabulary, we looked in awe at so much amazing art by DeviantArt people, and then...
Then we built a ship. It was a ship that involved Capt America, a Dalek and Bucky Barns all having a romantic encounter in the ball pit. It was amazing, thank you to everyone who joined in the madlibs-style fun! Extra thanks to DeevElliott
for all the advice, makepictures
for all the encouragement and photos, :devdevIreneAdler76: for all the pictures and dealing with my insanity, spyed
for the intro, techgnotic
for the intro, advice and making it all happen... and of course, to aunjuli
for doing the thing with me! It really was a childhood dream coming true.
And then... then there was the cosplay!
So many DeviantArt staffers went in costume this year, including LaurenKitsune
, but I don't have any good pictures of their costumes!
What I do have is madizzlee
as Link, IreneAdler76
as Remy LeBeau, pinguino
as Harley Quinn and then myself as Blink from Days of Future Past!
I worked so hard on this costume! It was my most ambitious cosplay yet, and considering I went into this project not knowing how to sew, never having worked with foam and never having styled a wig before, I think it came out pretty well. I ended up hand stitching over 4,000 beads! Thanks to everyone who posed for photos with me! You all had amazing costumes.
It was such a great time in costume, even if the boots kind of killed my feet. I even got up the nerve to get up on stage at the Marvel booth's cosplay contest!
All in all, it was an amazing time. Thanks to everyone who said hi or even just followed along on my twitter! (Which is kaydamphyr
, btw) It was a year I will never forget, thank you all for sharing it with me. I have so many feels about this year! It's difficult to top your first Comic-Con, because.... it's your first Comic-Con
, but outside of that, I think this may have been my favorite. Time to head back to work and normal life, which just seems so dull after all this!
If you're in any of these photos, please give me a shout! I want to send people to your page so they can see the awesome things you've made.
That's all for now, I need hot tea and vegetables. The road to comic-con recovery is a slow one.
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