Comic-Con 2012 All Wrapped Up

Alas, I did not get to see my sweet Nathan Fillion at Comic-Con last weekend. I did, however, get to meet some amazing writers and see some pretty cool stuff. Not only that, but I hung out with Debra Kristi for most of the weekend, which seriously took away the heartache of missing Nathan.

Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect Comic-Con. For some, it's purely about the comics. For others, it's a chance to show off costuming skills. Many see Comic-Con as a chance to get close to their favorite stars, whether they be on TV, in films, or a rock and roll legend. Like this guy. Yep, that's Gene Simmons (he was at the My Little Pony booth. Hmmm…)

Me? I go for the panels. Writing panels, mostly.

This year three of my favorite fantasy authors were on the same panel and I was in geek girl heaven. Not only did I get a chance to see Brandon Sanderson, Christopher Paolini, and Patrick Rothfuss talk about all things fantasy, I spent many hours tucked way in Room 2 with Debra Kristi learning about the craft from another fantasy writer. Maxwell Alexander Drake may not be as well-known as the Sanderson's or Martin's in the fantasy genre, but I'm fairly certain he will be soon.

I'm going to do a whole post on him, so I'll just tell you briefly that he gave amazing ‘how to' workshops on plotting, fight scenes, marketing, and much more. All of his writing tips can be found on his website because he's just that awesome. A writer who gives back to the writing community ~ love it!

Comic-Con just isn't the same without all the zany people who attend each year. And the costumes. Oh! The wacky costumes these people think up. Of course steampunk was huge again this year and I saw a lot of cross-costuming, if you will.

Steampunk Super Heroes? Yes, please.


Star Wars is always popular. I'm pretty sure Chewbacca was flirting with me with that smile. What do you think?


There were a lot of Stormtroopers and Jedi… Which mean you also see quite a few Slave Leias. Some are hot…


…and some are, well, I'll let you decide.

My favorite costumes had to be Alice and her Mad Hatters. Why she needed two, I don't know, but I love them.

For more pics from Comic-Con, check out my Pinterest board where you can see Elijah Wood, Batmobiles, and a three-breasted futuristic chick from Total Recall. It was disturbing and yet fascinating at the same time.

So tell us, would you dress up for Comic-Con? Would you stand in line for hours to see your favorite stars? Or would you be like Debra and I, sneaking off to workshops on writing? The more I look at that dude Slave Leia, the more I think he's sexy. What about you?

43 thoughts on “Comic-Con 2012 All Wrapped Up”

  1. MarciaMarcia

    Amazing pictures, Tameri! It looks like so much fun! I’m not one to stand in long lines, but wandering through the crowds to see whoever is also wandering work for me. I probably would have spent most of my time at the writing panels, too. When you’ve seen one stormtrooper, you’ve seen them all. That guy does look sexy as slave Leia, except for the bra, which is kind of disturbing. πŸ™‚ Glad you had fun and learned a lot!

  2. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    Looks like so much fun! I keep scrolling back to see the guy Leia–that is so funny. He’s certainly using his creative license–and why not? Glad you had a good time Tameri πŸ™‚

  3. Devan CrableDevan Crable

    I’d be at the writing panels. I may stand in a long line if the charcters were worth it. I love the show, “Being Human” If they were there I would have been in a long line. Glad you had a blast. I may go next year. I didn’t know they had writing panels.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Being Human was there. I thought about getting in line for that one. I believe they were off site at the Hilton this year. They get long lines over there as well.

      • Devan CrableDevan Crable

        Then I for sure would have been in that long line.

  4. Rebekah LoperRebekah Loper

    oooh, that looks like so much fun . . . I can definitely say that I would be there for the writing panels and the costumes, if I ever get to go!

  5. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    My! My post will/would look much like yours. LOL. Kids have kept me so busy I haven’t had a chance to write anything yet. It was so much fun! I need to send you some pictures.

  6. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    Sounds fahhhbulous and Chewbacca was definitely flirting with you…oh yes..he wanted you! LOL!
    I think I’d be like you – interesting in the sites and scenes that passed by me here and there but more into the workshops and opportunity to learn and expand my knowledge. Waiting in line for hours to see a celeb doesn’t do it for me…I’d rather bump into him or her at the bathroom…LOL!!
    GREAT trip…I’ll be checking out your pins later…squeee!!!

  7. Melinda VanLoneMelinda VanLone

    Oh I’m so jealous! I had a great time at ThrillerFest but I was secretly wishing I could clone myself. Would LOVE to go to ComicCon!

  8. Tiffany A WhiteTiffany A White

    I am so jealous!!! I don’t know if I’d dress up for Comic Con, but I would definitely pose for pictures with any of the characters!! I’ve been glued to G4 watching the footage. You’re a lucky girl, Tameri!!

  9. sydneyaaliyahsydneyaaliyah

    I have never thought about going to Comic Con even though I love all that it represents. I think I will have to put it on my to do list for next year. Looks like so much fun.

  10. Julie CatherineJulie Catherine

    Great post and photos, Tameri, loved them! It looks like a wonderful time! I’d definitely be haunting the writing panels … but I loved the Alice and Mad Hatters, too! πŸ™‚ xox

  11. susielindaususielindau

    I definitely would if I was into it! I dress up for almost everything else! Hahaha! You should see the costumes in my basement. Accumulation after years and years of garage saling!

  12. Shannon EspositoShannon Esposito

    You must still be on cloud 9!! I would have definitely been at the writing panels…that and the Being Human panel. Oh, and the Fringe panel…ahhhh. Maybe next year. Going to go check out your pinterest board πŸ™‚

  13. Tracey LivesayTracey Livesay

    Great post! I wouldn’t dress up, but i would try to find the guys from one of my favorite podcasts. I didn’t know Comic-Con had writing panels–I’d be all over those, too. My husband and I had planned a SDCC trip a few years ago, but had to cancel because of a family emergency. We haven’t made plans to go again. πŸ™
    Next stop, RWA-Anaheim!!

  14. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Sounds like you had a blast! So great. I tend to be a mingler at events, though I love slipping away to write in between. I might sport a costume, especially if there was some awesome prize, like meeting Oprah or being featured in her book club. πŸ˜‰

  15. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.

    I’ll just go ahead and admit – I know nothing about Comic-Con. But, with continuing bogs like this, catching up will be a pleasure. And, it’s so much fun to attend a conference or festival at any time that touches not only our intellectual side and we learn but it all seems more like play. The pictures are wonderful. Great job.

  16. Bridgette BoothBridgette Booth

    I have never once, not once, wanted to participate in Comic-Con. Until this post. Obviously, I’m missing out. Love all your pics, and will pop over to Pintrest to see more. Thanks Tameri!

  17. patriciasandspatriciasands

    Thanks for taking us there with you! I would have been joining you at the writing panels – sounds like they were AWE-some! Even though it’s not remotely close to my genre, the events at Comic-Con sound like a ton of fun with something for everyone. Love your pics!

  18. pauldelanceypauldelancey

    Hee! I figured out how to like your posts. The super squirrel should be showing soon on the liked part of this post. Good, I started that last sentence with a lot of alliteration.

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