.i feel like i’m always going to be late posting these but here what i did during comic con this year finally.
Even though I wasn’t able to get tickets for comic con this year (I’m really crossing my fingers for next year) I still found a few things to do around downtown. One thing I love about comic con is how the city really embraces the con every year I love watching the city come alive it’s so much fun and there are all sorts of parties and outside activations and art gallery, pop up shops and free swag outside that even if you don’t get a badge and live in the city it’s worth going down there for a day just to see everything.
This is what I did
I had bought tickets to the gathering comic con museum after party this year so I headed down to downtown around 6 the party didn’t start until 9 so I hung out around sea port village for awhile before finally heading to balboa park to get in line for the party. They were a half hour late letting us in. once inside I looked around a little bit before grabbing some food they had sliders and chips. After I was done eating I looked around some more and took pictures of the batman props that were out.
Around 10 the director of the comic con museum came out and talk about their goal for the museum and when they were hoping to open it (2021) before introducing the entertainment for the night DJ Z-Trip who did a special video presentation along with his music for batman. It was awesome. Afterwards I went home (mostly because since I can’t drive I had to bring my mom with me and she didn’t like the music and partially because I was starting to get a headache).
I got to downtown around 9ish and stood in line for the Amazon off-site, I was really interested in carnival row and what they did for it so really wanted to see that one despite having a terrible headache that morning.
Once inside the Amazon off-site we were given small bag with coins in them and were told that we could buy the food in their small market with the coins which was cool. I immediately got in line for carnival row where they were handing out either human cards or creature cards (I got a human card.) when I got to the beginning of the line they split us up humans on one side and creatures on another and then i was able to enter.
There was a door off to the side where someone would knock on the other side of the door to get our attention before sneaking us though one at a time. when I was finally snuck though I entered a dark room where there was a women performing on a stage in a corset and lace undergarments. I was immediately greeted by some of some of the ‘fairies’ they asked me what my name was and shook my hand before they moved on to the next person, before I could sit down a women came up to me and told me to follow her so I did. she pointed to a hole in the wall and told me to look before walking away. The image was of a women in a bedroom.
Another ‘fairy’ come up to me while i was looking for a place to sit and whispered in my ear that he had to tell be something but it was to dangerous to talk out in the open so to follow him. I followed him into one of the side closet that had a curtain tied to the side and told me to sit. after I did he asked if I was enjoying myself and I said yes and then he preceded to tell me about these murders that were happening in the city and that a great darkness that was neither human nor fey had been release. He asked if I believed in magic, I told him yes, He said good. before I left the small space he told me not to forget what he told me. a few minutes after I stepped out of the space a girl ran into the room carrying a flag saying she needed to hide before running into the corner closet to me another women stood in front of her along with a few of the guests including myself. The police stated there ‘search’ and asked us if we had seen her someone by the bar shouted in the corner and a girl sitting in a chair by me said she hadn’t seen her after the police left everyone in the room started to leave and everyone hiding the ‘fairy girl’ was asked to stay few more minutes so I did.
After I was out I got into line for the expanse after an hour and a half waiting in line (my right side starting to have small tremors from the heat) I got in.
we entered a long room with TV screens on top and were debriefed about our mission before the floor moved in rolling waves and the doors opened. We entered this desert like area with metal sculptures and red sand. we were then split up into teams to question the natives of the planet we had just entered. My group went off to question on of the ‘local men’ to see if they had seen anything and we were lead off by him after asking if we were UN he told us that his people just wanted a home and that no one had a right to take the planet away from them. he said since we were peace keepers we could help him and his people, my group all agreed to help. Suddenly a fight broke out in the middle of the area and we all made our way towards it before being rushed out after a few minutes of standing there watching what was going on.
By the time I got out of the expanse it was way too hot for me to wait in line and my right side kept trying to have tremors (which is not fun). So I contemplated about leaving the Amazon off-site but I really wanted to see the boys experience.
I always try to do everything as normally as I possibly can despite having MS, there have been times when i‘v stood in line for 5 or 6 hour in the heat or have done something when I knew I probably shouldn’t have just because I wanted to do it. I will push myself until I can’t function anymore because I want to be as normal as I possibly can but between having a really bad tremor on my entire right side a few days before comic con (I fell in the kitchen floor and it lasted a minute or two), the really bad headache I was having and the start of more tremors because of heat. I went to ask someone if there was a way I could see the experience without standing in another hour long line, which they let me.
I got into the boys pretty fast. The room was a crime scene the lights were flickering and the stuff on the shelves were on the ground there was a wall that had the imprint of a body in it. we had to figure out what happened they had us look for keys and a combination for a lock after all that they had us destroy a tape. At the end there was a confrontation between one of the guys and another one where he was fake killed.
more pictures from the amazon offsite.
Afterwards I headed out of the Amazon offsite and to where the her universe fashion show was going to be held they did the line up differently than the previous years where we just had to pick up wristbands and they lined us up according to the number around 5. Which was a lot more chaotic then the years before. I ended up at the back of the room on the right side this year. I was really glad I had brought my bigger camera with me because I was still able to get some pretty decent shots in..
more pictures from after the show.
Afterward I got food and headed home.
I was in so much pain and my MS was acting up so much I had to stay home.
I headed to downtown around 8 once there I got in line for the pennyworth offsite it didn’t take long to get in.
The first room I entered was a nightclub they had a singer on the stage and a poker table off to the side and tables and seats spread though out the room so you could sit and relax. If you played blackjack you won a poster. everyone won because the dealer made sure you got 21 I mentioned this and she let me play for real I still won.
The next room was darker and more like a library we were handed postcards and told if we wanted to write one they would send it off for us.
There was a shared office next and then a torture chamber which was a photo op.
Afterwards I headed toward the FX offsite. By the time I got to it I was glad I brought my cane with me because my right leg didn’t want to support my weight anymore. FX let me in almost right away after I explained to them that I wouldn’t be able to stand in a hot line. I immediately went to the American horror story experience . I asked if they had strobe lights because I remember in the past they’ve had them and was told yes which made me sad because that meant I couldn’t do it, ( one of the triggers for my tremors is strobe sights). I took some pictures before going to the what we do in the shadows experience which was so much fun! It was the Vampires lair and they had three people dressed up as the vampires from the show. They gave us bloodsicle and vampire teeth about 5 or 10 minutes after I sat down the cast showed up!
I hung out there for awhile enjoying the air conditioning and the how funny the vampires were before heading to do the twilight zone offsite in petco Park .
pictures from the Petco park interactive zone.
Afterwards I went to find out where the axe throwing was taking place I showed up just in time to see the cast walk in and was told to come back after 5 since they were going to do a meet and greet. So I decided to go get dinner and come back.
I came back around 7 and got in line for the axe throwing which they told me that I couldn’t do it with open toed shoes on so I asked if I could take pictures of one of my new line Buddies who agreed. wordpress wont let me post the video i took so here the pictures.
After I took pictures and a video one of the workers there asked if I wanted to try and I told him I had open toed shoes so they said I couldn’t he offered to let me borrow his shoes so I could try it. It was so much fun! There is something very satisfying about throwing a axe at a wall. I was not very good at it so he kept me a little longer then everyone else. Afterward I thanked him for letting me borrow his shoes before heading home.
I had been wanting to see the Pikachu offsite all week but hadn’t managed to see it yet so I went down just to see that. I got to downtown around 10 and once down there I got in line for it. I waited in line for about a hour and a half before I got in.
Afterwards I got in line for Shazam since it was right next to it. At Shazam you were given one red ticket were they let you pick one out of three carnival games to play. I picked ring toss. After that I went home.
More pictures of the con.
pictures from inside the con taken by my brother
see you next year comic con.
some of the pictures are taken by me and some are taken by my brother.