Tag Archives: San Diego Comic-Con

Get Ready For Geek-Inspired Couture In The Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC

Get Ready For Geek-Inspired Couture In The Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC

If you love TARDIS gowns and gender-bending Loki cosplay, you’re going to love to see what Her Universe brings to San Diego Comic-Con. If you like to design those things, you’re going to want to participate. Her Universe will be presenting a “geek couture” fashion show and design competition, and the grand prize is your own fashion collection for Hot Topic. Read More

The Streets of San Diego Comic-Con

One thing that struck my kids about San Diego Comic-Con was how much the convention spills out into the streets. The crowds engulf the entire Gaslamp District, packing its sidewalks, restaurants, and hotels. When my twelve-year-old, ten-year-old, and I left the convention center to meet GeekMom Kristen and my little goddaughter for lunch, my girls… Read More

San Diego Comic-Con: Thank You Cosplayers!

If there’s one thing that’s universally true about fan conventions, it’s that there will be cosplay. In the case of San Diego, many people who are packing away this year’s costume as I write are also planning next year’s costume in their heads. Serious cosplayers don’t just raid the local costume shop at Halloween. They painstakingly… Read More

San Diego Comic-Con: Mixo Kooky Kans

Even if you never see a single panel, you can still keep yourself completely entertained and likely empty your wallet looking through the vendor booths at San Diego Comic-Con. It’s been three full days and I still walk down the rows certain that I’ve seen everything, only to find that there are entire areas of the… Read More

San Diego Comic-Con: Things My Kids Can’t Wait to See

Friday was another day of fantastic costumes, stimulating panel discussions, and total sensory overload at San Diego Comic-Con. Today I’m taking two of my kids in for the fun–it’ll be the first comics convention for my ten- and twelve-year-old daughters. They’re especially excited to meet author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier, whose wonderful middle-grade graphic novel, Smile, won… Read More

San Diego Comic-Con: Sleestaks and Sea Monsters with Sid and Marty Krofft

I grew up in the seventies when Saturday mornings belonged to kids. I’d wake up at the crack of dawn and run downstairs to turn on the TV just loud enough to hear, but not loud enough to wake my still sleeping parents. There were some wonderfully cheesy programs on Saturday mornings, but my favorite show, the one I’d never miss,… Read More

SDCC Costume of the Day

I’m writing in the brief lull between Crazy Thursday at Comic-Con and Even Crazier Friday at Comic-Con. Yesterday was a perfect day at the con–the crowd-size was respectable but not overwhelming, the panels I attended were terrifically interesting (more about those in a future post), and there were plenty of costumes worth swooning over. This… Read More

San Diego Comic-Con or Bust

There are conventions, and then there’s San Diego Comic-Con. We’re talking 4 days (and a preview night) of celebrities, panels, advance screenings, cosplay, parties and everything the geek masses could possibly want all gathered together in one place, along with 130,000 people. I’m making my first trip to SDCC this year, and in between jumping up and down with… Read More

Gearing Up for San Diego Comic-Con

I read something scary on Twitter the other day: words so alarming they actually made me gasp. Only six weeks until SDCC! Six weeks until San Diego Comic-Con?! It hardly seems possible! And yet it’s true. Actually, since that tweet was several days ago, there are less than six weeks until the biggest event of… Read More