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Finally getting caught up a bit!

San Diego Comic Con was pretty chill this year! Nothing really epic happened and nothing really horrible happened. I got to hang out with people and see a few more people than I normally do. I'm looking forward to going back next year and going for more days. I kinda alternate with SDCC at being "UGGGH, COMIC CON, it's so STRESSFUL" to being "YAY! COMIC CON!!!"

I didn't do a booth this year, which was a good idea, just too tired from working on Futurama and it gave Crisso and Derek more space.
Here's Derek at his part of the booth though. DRESSED AS TONY STARK. Derek's another one of my coworkers. :D He has an awesome ninja comic (and is a ninja. No really.)

One of my best friends (and a director on Futurama), Crisso with her Haminals (and JAYNE HAT).

Speaking of Tony Stark... my beloved AJ made a Stark-ette with some girlfriends (AJ's the brunette in the upper left) and then Derek the same year decided to do Tony Stark, so then we had THIS:


Randomly, next.... The REAL grail diary.


and then, later, I saw more Futurama cosplayers! Awesome, dude. Actually, I think this is the first time I've ever seen someone cosplay Amy. Rock on fellow nerds. <3

Some folks combined their DBZ free hats and... that other pink horny thing (Galactus).

We got to sit up front and be backstage for the Futurama panel.
This is us backstage. Derek (dressed like Tony Stark, HURHURHUR) on the far left, my director Stephen Sandoval in the middle.

I wanted to be there to support Crystal, it was her first time on a panel ever... and she had to sit next to Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and be on a huge screen in front of thousands of people! Haha! There were so many people on the panel though that each person didn't get to say that much, but a great boon for Futurama fans to get to see so many people who made the show at once! They should have given them 2 hours.
That's Crisso on the far right there. The episode that they did the table read for in the panel, and then the episode that they showed a whole act from were both directed by Crisso. :)

I had dinner with Tony Stark

SOOOO, a this year for masquerade, AJ, Cheryll and Judy (my cosplay buddies) wanted to do Bioshock 2. I really like the designs from Bioshock, but I just can't play scary games, so this was more of their thing. I went along to help out and hang out, basically. :) There was a lot of last minute stuff to be done with Bioshock at the con.

You can see Cheryll's behind-the-scenes write-up on their Bioshock 2 costumes here on GamesRadar. Check it out, it's got some pretty hilarious and awesome photos. (Make sure to notice there are 3 pages.)

I have a few extra photos, though. :)
(working in the room on getting stuff done)

testing AJ's rig

Judy's Big Daddy wouldn't fit in the hotel room door.

Masquerade went pretty well, we won Best Worksmanship, which considering the competition was pretty darn spiffy. There were a few very scary moments backstage (trying to get on stage) where I wasn't sure if we'd make on stage due to the huge size and unweildiness of AJ and Judy's costumes... but... they DID make it! And then we went to have street pizza afterwards.

haha. actually I think this is the only photo of me full-body from the con in Doctor Lamb.

BACK TO THE CON.........
DUDE, it's friggin STAR FOX. The 13-year-old in me squealed.

Some lovely steampunk ladies. Explorer chic!

Toy Story Legos! :D

I'm usually busy at SDCC, so I don't actually walk around with Mitch that much in his 300 costume. This time, I did though. It was really fun/funny.

FRIGGIN AWESOME THRONE OF AMAZINGNESS (also known as the Throne of Odin.)

This is basically what would happen every five minutes or so. And most people didn't realize I was "with" Mitch,... so they'd often stand next to me and say all kinds of hilarious stuff. (like "OH MY GOD, I have to get his phone number". or just generally stand with their jaws open.)

Then we had fun taking EPIC photos with Oscar.

This guy was AWESOME. He ran over to Mitch, took his shirt off and posed.


Then Oscar, Mitch and I went to get some DELICIOUS FOOD. I can't believe they let Mitch in the restaurant. Kudos to you for being awesome, restaurant. This is that art nouveau steak house near the con.

Later, Mitch put some clothes on.

and as we were leaving... somehow perfect, the Pope.

I'll leave you with the bubbleman.


SIDENOTE: you can see some more photos at Fireflypath. and you can also see a ton of photos on the flickr group.

I hadn't been to Labyrinth for a few years and I was determined to go this year even though I was really busy. I didn't have time to make anything complicated/new, so ... we just threw some stuff together.

I apologize, I really didn't take that many photos. But what I love about Labyrinth is the whole atmosphere of the party... it really feels like a faerie court or something. Everyone brings out faerie or masquerade related costumes, it's charming. The venue was really beautiful this year, too. I just wish it wasn't right inbetween AX and SDCC. (MY EYES, they BLEED.). Some year I'll actually finally do the dragon-faerie I've been wanting to do for like 6 years. haha. (right.)

detail on the (also last minute) gold decor on my Mme de Pompadour dress

My mask and wig

Tony with his awesome Moon and Stars outfit (with Mitch)



I think this is just about the only photo I have in my dress. ;)

Guys on stilts

mitch goofing off with the suit of armor

A couple more photos from flickr to give you a general idea.
These guy's tiki costumes lit up. It was such an awesome idea.
Labyrinth of Jareth 2010

I love this photo. It shows what a wide variety of stuff you see at Labyrinth... it's a cheerful steam dude with a lady in a giant pink hoop dress of doom.

JoEllen looking lovely with her necklace booth.



the skeksis!

more of the venue



some of the entertainment
Jugging Elves

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Date: 2010-08-13 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, that lady in the pith helmet is Claire Hummel! An awesome drawer and cosplayer and overall cool lady.

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Date: 2010-08-13 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Lovely photos!!

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Date: 2010-08-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I wish you had gotten more pix in your Pompadour outfit...any with the mask?

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Date: 2010-08-13 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh! Thanks for sharing all the photos! The Stark Enterprises and Bioshock groups look great (and like they had a lot of fun!). I forgot to get a picture of people with the Super Saiyan Galactus headwear, which still amuses me. Mitch + pink My Little Pony also will amuse me for a very long time. The restaurant photo expression also cracks me up. (Don't underestimate the highly refined ritual of Spartan fine dining.)

It's lucky that you got to see a bubble-person up close. I assume they were advertising Skyline with those. I liked the subtlety and novelty of the idea, but I'm not sure there were enough of them to really gain much attention.

I haven't seen such nice and well-lit Labyrinth ball photos before either. It's neat seeing all those costumes too. The orange cast in that photo of you makes for a really interesting and attractive shot.

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Date: 2010-08-13 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You always have the coolest photos. I would love to attend Labyrinth someday. Your Pompadour gown and headpiece look fantastic! Also love what you did with Mitch's--so you went with the fuzzy fawn legs, then?

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Date: 2010-08-14 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
haha, yeah, I meant to define the leg shape a bit more and add more details... but man... JULY is just like always so horribly busy. He was lucky he had pants at all. ;)

You should come sometime, it's fun! haha, just go to LA for the whole month and do AX, Labyrinth and SDCC and then pass out for a month afterwards.

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Date: 2010-08-13 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really wish the Futurama panel had more time. I never get enough of listening to those guys! (I actually listen to the audio commentaries in my car.)

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Date: 2010-08-13 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If a handsome, half naked soldier walked into your restaurant, wouldn't you let him in?? XD

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Date: 2010-08-13 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
WOW. Your costume for Labrynth was super cool. I wish I could sew like that someday.

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Date: 2010-08-13 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

this is just.. so hilarious XDDDD

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Date: 2010-08-13 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your husband spends entirely too much time in the gym. *grin*

You guys looked amazing! The Bioshock costumes were incredible, and the pics of everything else.. *just dies* thank you for posting!

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Date: 2010-08-13 11:47 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-08-14 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wooooooooooow, so much pretty and interesting and hawt! (Black Window in front of Stark-ettes was that final punch of "holy crap yaay awewsome!!")

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Date: 2010-08-14 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do believe the steampunk explorer on the left is [ profile] shoomlah!

EDIT: aha it is
Edited Date: 2010-08-14 12:20 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-08-14 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You guys look amazing. And it's the Tron bike! They had that last year at the anime con in Toronto. In fact, it's gonna be there again I've heard. I'm going on August 29'th :) Can't wait!

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Date: 2010-08-14 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is awesome. Thank so much for sharing these photos. You're dress looks great btw. Very nice. :D

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Date: 2010-08-14 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whoa this post is just awesome.

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Date: 2010-08-14 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was behind you at Comic Con-- in the dealer's hall, and I thought to say hello. But I was intimidated by Mitch's muscles, for he was in 300 suit, and I didn't want to be wrong that it -was- you.

So I stayed silent.

Glad to see you had fun this year!

(no subject)

Date: 2010-08-14 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No no, I'm actually very shy. I "play" a Spartan but want people to feel I'm approachable! next time say hello :)

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Date: 2010-08-14 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LMAO! So that's the 300 costume I was hearing so much about! :) We kept hearing about Mitch over at the GDG booth and I was curious to see what was being discussed.

Derek's costume rocked! I almost didn't recognize him this year! He's definitely one of the best Starks I've seen. And I'm so bummed I missed the Futurama panel! Hope it was awesome, especially since the voices could be there this year and Crystal was there. I think it ran too close to Venture Bros' time and I didn't want to miss that. :( Next year I will be there!

And I cannot believe I missed the Grail diary. BEYOND DISAPPOINTED. Next year.

And I'm super so glad I got to see you this year and chat for a bit instead of my usual stupid shy mumbling! :)

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Date: 2010-08-14 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You looked so purdeh! It was nice to actually have a convo with you... since we always are in the same places but haven't really talked.
High fives for being my JP Ryan Francaise twin! ;)

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Date: 2010-08-14 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, the steak place, was that Dussini?

Re: Woman on the Left

Date: 2010-08-14 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I think I watch her on DA, and here on LJ. I believe her username on both is 'shoomlah'.

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Date: 2010-08-14 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fantastic pictures! Glad you guys had such a good time. :) Your Bioshock group is AWESOME. And hey - I made a Sally Jupiter corset for the Ironette with red hair & bangs! Small world.

In the same vein - are you guys coming back to D*C this year?

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Date: 2010-08-14 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pretty Pompadour dress, and Tony's finished moon looks amazing! I really want to go to the Labyrinth Ball one of these years :)

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Date: 2010-08-14 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, looks like you guys had an amazing Comic-Con! So cool that Crisso was on the panel. And right next to Matt Groening!

Pretty cool that the restaurant served Mitch. No thong, no sandals, no service?

Every year, I say to myself that next year, I must attend the Labyrinth Ball! But I have yet ot make it. You're right about July being busy. I love your dress!

Comic Con Doctor Who

Date: 2010-08-14 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Your costumes look amazing!!!
I was wondering if you saw any doctor who cosplayers at Comic Con this year?

(no subject)

Date: 2010-08-14 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh man, the Labyrinth ball looks amazing! I keep meaning to go, looks so cool!

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Date: 2010-08-15 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sad that I wasn't able to meet you at SDCC. I did meet the awesome Derek and Crystal and picked up some great ninja comics and a Haminal sushi. They told me to relay a message to you: Don't give up on your second book! It really sucks that GoComi went belly up, but you have many fans that would love to see more of your work. Hang in there and hopfully some day I'll be able to meet you in person to say how much I've enjoyed your work. I hope to make SDCC, if not annual, then perhaps a semi-annual event -this was my first time and it was absolutely AWESOME!!!

Thanks also for sharing the pictures. I think I did see Mitch walking around. Great costume.

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Date: 2010-08-16 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great pictures! Looks like so much fun. You and Mitch always look amazing. (Mitch is so funny.)

I dream of one day going to the Labyrinth Ball. It seems so magical.


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