Thursday, April 9, 2009

ComiCon 2009

As you may already know, my family is it's own brand of nerdy. We love all things Star Wars and most things sci-fi. My Dad has always been a Star Trek junkie as I was growing up and my husband's Dad was a comic junkie. So when the two of us meet up and breed, our offspring really have no chance at coolness. But there is a place where we can come together and hang out with our nerdy brethren.

Comic conventions.

Now these are not what they once were. They used to be (according to my husband who has been attending these since he was knee high) Comic vendors only. Before Ebay and the internet, this was the only place the seasoned (nerds) comic collectors could go find super rare comics. Nowadays, it's like geeky Disneyland. Everyone dresses up as their favorite character and they sell every sort of action figure, figurine and toys that you could think of. It really is a lot of fun.

Believe it or not, I had never been to one of these, but I had heard tales of the sheer awesomeness. Also Bug's 8th birthday was coming up, so we thought we would take him as he is WAY into this stuff. He went to ComiCon when it came to Portland last year. This year the big one was in Seattle. So my sister in law, my husband,Bug and I all piled in the van and off we went.

It was a lot of fun. Also there were a couple of celebrities signing autographs. Will Wheaton of Star trek next generation fame (and also Stand by me) and my favorite, Jewel Satiton who was "Kylee" on Firefly and Serenity.

We also walked around downtown Seattle and had a nice dinner on the wharf.

It was a nice little day trip. Bug had a lot of fun.He saw a lot of cool costumes too. his favorites were the ghostbusters, Boba fett and a kioshi warrior from Avitar. We got a lot of good ideas for next year :)

Here's some of the highlights of our day. Some of these pictures are taken at the Children's museum here in Portland where we saw the Star wars 501 troop last weekend. We just follow them around :)

I was amazed at the detail these people went into for their costumes.


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