Comic Con tickets are hard to come by, but luckily my boyfriend's brother was able to get me a ticket for one day (Thursday). Hopefully next year I'll get a 4 day pass, but we'll see!
I only had a few objectives, which were the following:
- Get the KidRobot figure for Mysterion (South Park) and a couple of the Street Fighter figures for my boyfriend.
- Go to the Pee Wee Herman, Street Fighter x Tekken and Penn & Teller panels.
I have a couple of pictures from when I went, but not too much since they're mostly on the SLR... which was left by my boyfriend in his mom's car! But I'll start with a picture of a burned down trailer on the way to the convention (on Pacific Coast Highway).
Devilicious, who's going to be on the next season of Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" along with our local truck, The Lime Truck.
I wish I had more photos to share, especially of the Sprint IGN Gaming Lounge that was also set up outside! There was a charging station and lounge chairs which was exactly what I had needed, since my phone was about to die before we got there.
We went there after we weren't allowed into the Street Fighter x Tekken panel (was already full with a standby line to get in, eek). Tony and I played Ultimate Marvel v Capcom 3 together and because he went easy on me I actually won him a t-shirt that included the new characters for the game. :D It was really fun and if you're curious, my team was Magneto, Amaterasu and Deadpool. Tony got to play Street Fighter x Tekken but they ran out of the tshirts for the winners, which is unfortunate because they were really cool :'(
When the Street Fighter x Tekken panel got out, Ono and Harada (the producers) came out to do some challenges for people. They picked people to represent Street Fighter and Tekken in a sumo wrestling relay contest, and the winning team would get to punish the losing team in the way they wanted. Harada's (Tekken) team won, so he got to pie Ono in the face which was really amusing.
After leaving the IGN Lounge we went off to another free event, the CNET bar where they were giving out free drinks and food. I got a glass of wine and we got the perfect table situated near the kitchen doors for when food would come out. We were only supposed to get one free drink, but a waiter dropped off another glass of wine for me and then we got a coke as well. Since they were only passing out hors d'oeuvres and I downed my glasses fast I got drunk ^^;; So we left to find a Starbucks and get coffee to counteract the alcohol effects.
Luckily there was one at the hotel where the next panel we had to go to was, so I got a drink and a lemon bar to nibble on to get rid of my drunkenness (which did work). Afterwards we went to see the panel for Penn & Teller, who are famous magicians that perform in Las Vegas. My mom got us tickets to see their magic show live for our anniversary last year, so it means a lot to us! They were at the con to show footage of their new show that will be on the Discovery Channel, Penn & Teller: Tell A Lie. Definitely was fun to see them again in person, Teller even decided to talk during the panel ;)
After the panel we met up with Tony's mom and called it quits for the day. Left the house at 6:30am and made it back around 12am :/ Super long day!