1. Cosplay - If you're in San Diego during Comic-con and you don't see a superhero, a Star Wars robot, a Joss Whedon character or any random super villain with a covered face and terrifying weapons, then you're not in San Diego. You took a wrong turn somewhere ...
"No place is too far away for a trip to Nerd HQ." - The Martian
Comic-con is a family thing. Nobody gets out of wearing a silly T-shirt.
Even the cops want a piece of the fun!
2. Cool new gadgets! Nerd HQ displayed some future must haves. (Quick, get a bigger Christmas tree, these things are not the size of an X-box!) Not being a a massive gamer, I stuck to the old school arcade machines and caused some Tetris havoc. Mua ha ha ha haaaa.
Funded by eager nerds on Kickstarter.
Could the screen perhaps show a real person's head? Not that I have a problem with my boss ... (Okay, so I don't have a boss. Someone please give me a job?)
3. Epic movie screening - A baseball field is not just for baseball, it's also for giant screenings of Joss Whedon's film Serenity starring Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk. Over 2000 people bought tickets to sit on the grass on this cool summer evening and enjoy the film. Take that times 15 dollars and you have a whole lot of money for charity. Yay!
Mr Fillion and Mr Tudyk introducing the film. Tadaa!
If the film was epic, the line around the stadium block was even more epic. Great job getting everyone in! (No chairs allowed!)
4. "Free" celebrities - If the Nerd HQ panels sold out before you could get a seat (which they usually did, in about a second) you could still meet some great actors on the stage in the main area, or during a photo op in the photo booths. For 20 dollars (to Operation Smile) you could get a photo with for example Grimm's own David Giuntoli. Now who can say no to that? (Well I did, he was just way too handsome to stand next to...)
Hey! It's Chuck and Gabriel!
And the lovely Evangeline Lily.
The puppets from Glove and Boots. They do funny online videos, check it out.
These pics are now on my wall as a reminder of how fabulous life can be.
I also put up my new Nerd HQ poster. It keeps falling off the wall, but I'm stubborn ...
See you soon!