09 July 2012

London Film & Comic Con Experience

I have never thought I would be writing such a post. I never considered myself to be geeky, nerdy, or whatever you want to call it. But as it turns out I might have been all my life as I realised at this year's London Comic Con. I'll start with a hilarious definition I found in the online thesaurus:

"a geek is any smart person with an obsessive interest, a nerd is the same but also lacks social grace, and a dweeb is a mega-nerd"

I don't think I particularly fall under any of the above definitions but I guess I could be considered geekish!

Back to the London Comic Con. It was an unbelievable experience for many reasons. The cosplayers for example. Here are a few of my favourites.

Mr. Vader [He had the breathing thing sorted as well!] 

Alien(s) [Is it too expensive to buy one of these?]
Zombie from The Walking Dead [Notice the foot detail!]

The Fantastic 4

Wolverine [with glasses? :)]

These people put a lot of effort [and probably money] on these wonderful costumes but it paid off. They were stopped for photos all the time [mostly by me!]. Another thing awesome about Comic Con were the celebrities. I managed to snap a couple of photos only as they all wanted £15 for an autograph and a picture!

 Darth Vader himself

Todd from Scrubs [Celebrity high-5!]


And lets not forget the 1989 Batmobile!

Not so cool that they wanted money for autographs but I guess that's the way it goes. Finally, look at all the cool stuff the dealers were selling.

Star Wars Lightsabers [approved by Silent Bob apparently!]

Signed memorabilia [I'd buy the Hulk Fist!]

Hand-crafted heroes & villains


Film favourites

Cool t-shirts

Custom-made All Stars

And so many more awesome things! I could honestly buy every single thing in there but I went home with a Batman t-shirt and this Hulk figurine for my brother.

As I said before, I never thought I'd say this but I'm officially a "comics world" convert! I highly recommend a visit to one such event even if you are not into comics and things like that. The next one in London is in October 2012 and it's the MCM Expo [Website]. I can't wait for that one and I can only hope that I'll some day visit the San Diego Comic Con in California!

Live long and prosper my friends!

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