Even though it’s been twenty years since Adrian was swinging his sword on one of the best TV shows of all time, he still looks A-MAZING. And – super cute – he was all a flutter because his wife could go into labor at any moment! That’s right, a new little Adrian Paul made its way into the world on the Monday after the con!
Highlander will always hold a special place in my heart! My mother discovered it when I was about 12, and we watched the whole series together, complete with crooning over the hotness that is Adrian Paul and getting hyped up during the sword fight scenes. It was my first ever nerd out show, and you just can’t replace that in a girl’s heart.
On Saturday I even had an informal meet and greet with other Naruto cosplayers and we geeked out with much picture taking and discussion of characters. One big disappointment was that there were no Sasukes in residence! A man dressed up as Naruto was joking around with me about how we should go on a quest to find him. And then he stated that it ‘sounded like a familiar storyline.’ I laughed and replied that if he could wail and cry the whole time, that would be really great for me! Yeah, that’s an inside joke only for fans of Naruto.
VIZ Media convinced me I should sign up for Shonen Jump Alpha, the digital replacement for Shonen Jump’s cancelled print version. Apparently it’s got a lot more content, with more manga series and articles to be had. And it’s only 29.99 a year (that’s 48 issues)!!! Worth it? Totally!
I also attended Gail Carriger’s panel, which was amazing! She is funny, smart, and engaging. Afterword I went and got my copy of Soulless signed – she was so sweet! She even took a picture with me.
I also discovered some really awesome ears that read your brain waves and then move accordingly! That’s right, if you’re sad they droop, alert or happy they stand erect, if you’re thinking one twitches back…are you thinking what I’m thinking? Perfect for any cosplay of a character with cat ears. There are a lot of those in anime and manga…we lovers of this medium are so weird.
They are called Necomimi, and shockingly enough, they originate from Japan! They only cost a hundred dollars…but look how cute they are on me! No, I didn’t buy them. I just added them to my christmas list. Of course that isn’t a hint!
The only big disappointment at Comic-Con was how difficult it was to get into any of the popular panels. Firefly’s reunion panel was something I was really excited about – and something that I would have had to camp out for 11 hours to get into. I’m not a big fan of standing in line – I don’t have to do a lot of that in Montana – plus I suffer from major migraines, and there is no way I could have handled 11 hours in a fluorescent lit room with no sleep. And why in the world would I travel 1500 miles just to stand in line?
It was the same story for Community, Game of Thrones, and Workaholics. I didn’t let it ruin my time, though! Comic-Con has plenty of sights, fun panels, and geeks to keep someone like me entertained, and entertained I was! In fact, I may have developed a slight addiction to Cons, and my husband-to-be could find himself being dragged to WonderCon, GeekGirlCon, Dragon Con, Sakura-Con…well, you get the point. In fact, let me know in the comments below if you have any con suggestions! I’d love to hear them!
Have a good one and geek on, everybody!