Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Connecticut ComiCONN

This past weekend, I went to Connecticut ComiCONN with the idea that I was going to cover the event as if I was press. I kind of saw it as a dry run for when I go to New York ComicCon later this year. And in the beginning, I was doing just that. I was taking pictures and thinking about what to write. And then I realized while I was thinking about what I wanted to cover and write about, I was missing exactly what I wanted to experience. So I chucked my original idea because let's face it, I'm not the press. I decided to just experience the day as a fan of all things nerdy and just have fun. So here's a little of what I saw.

I got a chance to meet some of the Connecticut Ghostbusters and check out all their awesome gear.

I met Maximiliano Hernandez, who played Agent Jasper Sitwell in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Agents of SHIELD. Hail Hydra!

I also got to meet Ray Park who played Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Toad in the first X-Men movie, and most recently was Snake Eyes in the G.I.Joe films. Yo Joe!

Here's some of the cosplay I saw. The Soundwave costume was super cool!

Some of the swag I bought. I bought the superhero shotglasses because I collect shotglasses. I actually bought the Rocket & Groot Funko figures from Toys R Us because they were super expensive at the show. But since I got the idea to buy them at the show, I've included them here. I also had the opportunity to buy a vehicle Voltron for $185 but I countered with an offer of $180 and walked away from it over 5 bucks. Yup, 5 bucks. Honestly, I think I made a good choice. It'll come around again.

I also got a chance to hang out in the TARDIS! Not as roomy on the inside as I thought...

Connecticut ComiCONN is definitely not the ostentatious spectacle that is either San Diego or New York ComicCon, and perhaps that's for the best. It was only moderately crowded meaning I could actually see things and walk around freely. Plus I had a ton of fun. Can't wait for next year!

To check out more of what I saw at ComiCONN, go to the nerdy views Facebook page and check out the photo gallery.

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