The San Diego Comic Con, 2015…
Another fantastic year for the many (120,000-150,000 persons) in attendance. I spent the most time of my visit in the Exhibitor Hall, where the density of humans was greatest. For me, it was all about the shopping, conversing, browsing, appreciating, waiting, swag collecting, tracking, and cheering; a little bit of everything.
Here are some notes and commentary, with the first part mostly featured on the giant booth displays..
The Exhibit Floor, crowded as usual. The aisles are not for the claustrophobic..
Below the big signs, big exclusives and big displays…lots of people. Strangely calming when looking up..
Once again, the Adult Swim has my silent applause, bringing something different and awesome to our eyes. They also had some kind of beanbag tossing game, which I was terrible at.
The Image Booth is still my favorite for the comics love, for their large awesome attention to cover art and the latest good stuff to check out..
No Marvel Cinematic Universe panel this year. There was still a mighty presence at their booth..
Free sketches at the DC booth by various artists..
The Funko booth in the very back corner to the far left back of the entrance, where we are all Groot.
Meanwhile at the AMC Walking Dead TV booth,
Bring out the undead..
The Warner Brothers booth. One place for autographs to the very lucky.
The Legendary Pictures booth, pimping the Warcraft movie..
The Small Press area. A wonderful hub for independent creativity
The Star Wars booth, showing off the popsicle stick speeder from the upcoming Star Wars episode VII: Force Awakens
New Episode 7 troopers, made of Lego at the Lego booth..
Cheerful patriotism at the Gentle Giant booth..
Group signing at the FOX booth. Not sure on what the show is. I was more interested in taking this shot..
A display within a display, at the Sideshow Collectibles booth…featuring art deco Artoo units
Awesome Men in Black prop replica (?)..I don’t remember what booth this was at.
Animatronic Drabbit and its pet human at the Imaginarium Galleries booth.
Amanda Conner and Chad Hardin on Harley Quinn, at the DC Comics booth.
Two Gentle Giant boothpersons play with giant GI Joe toy (a giant version of the original Grunt figure)
Chuck Palahniuk in the corner, signing at the Dark Horse booth. I learned his last name is pronounced Paul-ah-nik (Paula Nick).
The Bait booth, where you can buy giant figurine works of art, for $8000 each. They make conversation pieces, or conversation stoppers..depending on their strategic positioning
The Nickelodeon booth, a personal favorite for trippy colorful artful displays
The Hot Wheels booth, with some BatSuperMobile on display..
The Cartoon Network booth, home of the Bare Bears now..
The Ugly Dolls booth. Always cheerful, the big ones are..
The calmer side side of Hasbro territory, where there are no crazy lines or anger over expensive exclusives. Just the side where Friendship is Magic.
The DC Comics booth, same as last year..but still awesome.
And away from the big booths, where the crowds do not quite die down..
That’s all for now. The next installment will feature the wonderful individuals of Comic Con, who helped further make the show an overall memorable experience. Less corporate and big business, more individual creative love is coming soon..
– Orion T