“Better late than never,” he muttered to himself over and over while preparing this feature.
One of the disadvantages of covering a convention as a member of the entertainment press is that you don’t have a lot of time to roam the convention floor as a fan. You usually spend a most of your time speaking with artists, writers, actors, directors, and producers about their current and upcoming projects and churning out articles for your readers as fast as you’re able. I’m not complaining. That’s a different kind of cool all on its own. As San Diego Comic-Con ended, after five straight days getting up at 3am and covering panel after panel, our team collapsed. Con-fatigue had won out.
This is a very long-winded way of saying that when I loaded up my camera’s SD card today, I found a treasure trove of pictures that I was able to take on this past Sunday, when I finally had no interviews to conduct or panels to attend. Spending time among the friends, families, fans, cosplayers, comic creators, booth babes, and the industry innovators that make up the convention floor is always so much fun, and a kind of zen to me. I got to meet so many cool people, albeit briefly: parents cosplaying with their kids, groups of friends cosplaying as super groups, independent creators with unique ideas for comics and movies, other battle-fatigued reporters. It was most definitely my favorite day of the convention (well, other than getting to see Metallica perform at a club the size of my first apartment).
Enough of my inane mewling. Here be a collection of pictures from that day. For some of the cosplay photos I even took the time to super-highlight them using my special mutant photoshop-y abilities.
I hope you enjoy!
And as always, if you see yourself in these photos, give a shout-out!
[Photos by Dave3 for Geeks of Doom, additional contributions by Empress Eve.]