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WHAT I'M READING
I'm still reading both THE DREAM THIEVES and ENDER'S GAME. It's not that these books aren't gripping. It's more like I was too busy and tired this past week to do much reading.
Besides, instead of reading Ender's Game, I was kind of living it at Comic Con (SDCC)!
|Check it out. We're inside the Battle Room!|
More on all that later. I will say that I also spent a part of the weekend running away from book spoilers for Ender's Game since I wasn't finished. :P
WHAT I'M WRITING
I knew this week would be a bust on the writing front, though I did desperately hope I'd have time to get some words down. Unfortunately, this was not so. Turns out preparing for Comic Con and Comic Con itself is...just as crazy as you think it'd be.
Goal: Write something this week. Anything. (But honestly, I'm in such a post-SDCC haze that I really don't know if this will be possible.)
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
My fellow geeks and fangirls/boys, who made my sister and my first Comic Con so freaking amazing. The whole experience exceeded my expectations by like 100% - and my expectations were reasonable (not low/ not high). I was grateful and impressed by the nice people we met in line, who gave us tips and traded swag with us, and I got to spend quality ladygeek time with fellow Tom Hiddleston admirer Nicole, who was also participating in Ready.Set.Write!. Plus, I met Twitter friend Lauren!
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
I need a whole separate post for this because TOO MUCH happened. Before I begin posting a whole bunch of pictures, suffice to say, the Sister and I went to San Diego with reasonable expectations. We knew we weren't going to see everything we wanted to see. We knew we might not sight any celebrities. We also prepared for the possibility of not making it into certain panels. We had a few moderate goals:
1) See the Divergent panel (mostly THEO JAMES).
2) Go to the Ender's Game Experience.
3) Go to the Godzilla Experience.
4) Make it into Hall H on Saturday for the Marvel panel.
5) Make it into the Dr. Who panel on Sunday.
6) Get free stuff.
7) Maybe sight a celebrity / like see Harrison Ford at the Ender's Game panel or Jennifer Lawrence at the Catching Fire panel.
ALL OF THESE THINGS HAPPENED AND THEN SOME. In particular, I was in Hall H for...
Loki completely owned Hall H. He received a standing, cheering ovation the second he revealed himself on stage. And in a show of true power, he silenced a crowd of 6500 with just a finger to his lips. (Picture courtesy of the Sister)
And then we got to see the man behind the God of Mischief in a much smaller setting the next day (thanks to pure good luck and SDCC karma) with Zachary Levi. WHAT.
|Photo courtesy of the Sister.|
Guys, I like adore Tom Hiddleston and I was barely expecting him to show up for the Marvel panel (since it was more Capt. America 2 focused than THOR 2 focused) much less having him appear as LOKI. And that was enough for me. It didn't even cross my mind he might do the more intimate Nerd HQ panel appearance!
THIS WAS OUR FIRST COMIC CON, and it was basically so awesome I kinda think we shouldn't go again because I don't know what could possibly live up to this. (But we'll probably still go again.)
Ahem. Some pictures:
|HARRISON FORD! I think someone just asked him a Han Solo / Indiana Jones question.|
|As the photographer said, "You guys are rocking the Star Wars." YEP! By the way, my grandma made Sister's skirt!|
Not only did we make the Hannibal panel on Thursday (after Divergent/Ender's Game), we also randomly ran into them again on Friday. Look! Hugh Dancy!
|Hugh Dancy was super nice & stopped for this pic. My hair is looking particularly pink.|
Q4U: What's up with you? How was your weekend? What would be your dream Comic Con?
Edit: Here's my SDCC Recap No. 1.