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San Diego Comic Con 2010

Ha! I journeyed to SDCC and I survived! I did! I wasn’t sure whether I would come away from there without my brain completely imploding on itself, but it didn’t and I’m still alive!

It was fun! It was brilliant! It was overwhelming and intense and crazy and massive brain-overload! It was awesome fun, especially because I got to meet Lisa, who has been an online friend for about ten years but who I’ve never met before, so yay! A friend and I went down and roomed with Lisa and Lissa, who are both pretty awesome.

Stuff What Got Seen

So I didn’t see any of the big panels because the lines were freaking insane. There were only two non-book ones that I saw: The Cape and the panels. The Cape looks like it’s going to be awesome – I know a lot of the critics or whatever were disappointed, but I like the fact that the guy who is The Cape doesn’t have superpowers but it’s all more stage-magic. And the one was about some of the best scifi that came out this year: Warren Ellis’ comics, LXD, etc etc.

Bookish panel wise, I saw one on the Power of Myth (which almost went all crazy-like when one of the panelists mentioned that fanfiction isn’t as well written as published stuff, and half the audience and a portion of the other panelists got up in arms about that), one on Entertaining Your Inner Child (where all of the panelists were male childrens authors and bloody hilarious), one about Teen Angst in YA (which was possibly my favourite one), and two others: what’s new and upcoming at both HarperCollins and Penguin (where they were giving away free books, huzzah).

One night, we went to Can’t Stop the Serenity – yay! Serenity on the big screen! Haven’t seen that since opening night when the movie was originally in theatres! (Definitely worthwhile to see on the big screen if you never have!)

And the Exhibition Hall – oh my! So much stuff! I will be posting some of the pics I took in the exhibition hall on facebook at some point later, but there was just so much cool and awesome and fangirl-worthy stuff that made me want to squeal.


And, since this is my book blog, I should probably make this slightly relevant and mention what books (and comics) I ended up picking up. So here’s the massive list:

  • Runaways: Dead Wrong, Terry Moore. LT
  • Torchwood comic, John Barrowman. LT
  • Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection, Don Roff. LT
  • Shift: A Novel (Gate of Orpheus Trilogy), Tim Kring. LT
  • Brain Candy: Science, Paradoxes, Puzzles, Logic, and Illogic to Nourish Your Neurons, Garth Sundem. LT
  • The Graphic Design Exercise Book, Jessica Glaser. LT
  • Princess Alyss of Wonderland, Frank Beddor. LT
  • Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax, Book 3), Ann Aguirre. LT
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1), George R.R. Martin. LT
  • Frankenstein’s Monster: A Novel, Susan Heyboer O’Keefe. LT
  • Delivery-Boy Man: A Comic Book by Philip J. Fry (Futurama Comic), Matt Groening. LT
  • Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 2), Michelle Zink. LT
  • Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1), Karen Marie Moning. LT
  • Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles, Merrie Destefano. LT
  • His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire, Book 1), Naomi Novik. LT
  • Total Eclipse (Weather Warden, Book 9), Rachel Caine. LT
  • The Youngest Templar, Book 3: Orphan of Destiny Michael Spradlin. LT
  • The Cape: Graphic Novel (TV Tie-In), Tom Wheeler. LT

The book I was most excited about? Michael Spradlin’s Orphan of Destiny. LOOOOOOVED the first two in the trilogy. Read this one on the flight home. Will post about it over the weekend, have much to rave about!

Of course, there were many more that I SAW that I didn’t end up getting, but have made note of them and added them to the TBR list. Will be on the lookout for them, that’s for sure. And I’ll also need to be on the lookout for the books where I got one that was later in the series.

So yay fun!

But… OH SO HAPPY to have my own bed back!

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 7:44 pm July 29, 2010.
Category: Travelling