San Diego is back to business as usual. The convention center is no longer packed with nerdy black t-shirts and extravagant cosplays, the Gaslamp area is no longer a walking billboard, and geeks the world over are back to their daily routines. San Diego Comic Con was excellent this year — I’m proud to say my second SDCC was just as great as my first! I can’t wait until next year to experience it all over again.
To combat post-con depression, I wanted to share my top 5 SDCC moments from this year! This year had a lot of “firsts” for me, especially since it was my first year cosplaying.
Top 5 SDCC 2013 Moments
1. Meeting Bryan Lee O’Malley
BLOM and I have been in contact since he first posted about my Ramona Flowers hooping video, and at the con, we met up! It was a brief encounter, mostly because I am so shy, but it was great to talk with him in person and of course take selfies. I can’t wait for his new book, Seconds, to come out!
I only brought two costumes to SDCC, and both were versions of Ramona Flowers, so I joked that it was not SDCC, but Scott Pilgrim Con. My boyfriend, Colby, and friend, Mary, dressed up with me, and I tried to take photos with every Scott Pilgrim cosplayer I ran into! I forgot how much fun it is to have a bigger group. I’d love to try organizing a Scott Pilgrim meetup for next year’s Comic Con.
3. Meeting Aisha Tyler, Cosplay in America, and Yaya Han
One of my favorite aspects of SDCC is bringing the fans so close to the creators and creatives they love. Throughout the weekend, I had the opportunity to meet several others that I’m inspired by, including Aisha Tyler at a special fan event, Cosplay in America, and even Yaya Han, cosplayer extraordinare!
|Photo from Liz Locksley!|
5. King of the Nerds Cereal Bar
I miss San Diego and the con already, but it’ll be back before I know it! Next up for me is Anime Fest.
Stay tuned for more photos and a full post about my new Ramona costume!