First, here are my previous entries on my Comic Con 2018 experience to date:
And now? The big goodbye. Sunday, July 22nd was the 4th and final ‘official’ day of Comic Con. The final day of SDCC is usually a bit less hurried for me, and more of a sentimental final look around until next summer.
Usually by the end of the convention I have a half dozen or more autographs, but this year my goals were a little different. The only autograph I sought was from actress Kathy Najimy from “Hocus Pocus.” She loved my Fred Flintstone costume, and I asked her a goofy fanboyish question; how did she manage to keep her mouth so consistently askew during the shooting of “Hocus Pocus”? She teased that it was strategically-placed velcro (hehe), but then jokingly admitted that she was “paid a lot of money” (of course, that always works too…).
I’m an unapologetic fan of “Hocus Pocus” (even though I’m not exactly within the movie’s target age demographic). Anything remotely connected to my favorite holiday of Halloween usually has my money…
Speaking of Halloween, I also came this [ ] close to getting “Sandman”/”Coraline” creator Neil Gaiman‘s autograph on Saturday night after the “Nightmare Before Christmas” panel, but I was the second person past the cutoff point in the improvised line cue that formed after the panel, so … them’s the breaks. No use crying over spilt milk. Comic Con is a lesson in moving on; don’t relish on what didn’t happen. Focus instead on what did.
Anyway, enough philosophizing; on with the photos for the final day of SDCC 2018:
San Diego Comic Con 2018 is over now, and it was (as usual) a complete and total blast. When you’re at San Diego Comic Con, you feel as though you’re at the gravitational center of pop culture.
Over the past five days, I’ve met dozens of creative and colorful cosplayers, as well as talented writers, artists, technicians & performers. My wife was part of a parade and received an award (!). I shot a segment for the SyFy channel. Took photos of many unique and priceless pieces of pop culture memorabilia. I saw a few terrific panels, including two for favorite movies of mine; “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Saw the first half hour of author Marc Scott Zicree‘s promising new crowdfunded series, “Space Command” (http://spacecommandmovie.com). I received innumerable compliments on my costume, which considerably boosted my often-lacking self-esteem. I even had time for lunch with an old friend of mine.
All in all? It was a hell of a great week, and I hope that these posts somehow vicariously share some of that experience with my valued readers. These are for you.
Coming soon; the annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, August 1st through August 5th. Stay tuned…