I went into this weekend thinking that I was a pretty big nerd. Yeah, I'm into some nerdy things -- not a lot, but I definitely thought I was nerdy than the status quo. All of those feelings went right out the door when I went to Phoenix Comicon.
I was in a minority by not being dressed up actually. My boyfriend wore a jacket from something I've never heard of - I think it was a video game? - and he got compliments. But, the cosplaying - I think I understood what 10% of the costumes were from. There were a lot of Doctors and I don't even like that show.
Walking around was interesting. There were a lot of booths selling just about everything you could think of. And, we got to see all of the amazing costumes. Then, my boyfriend and I went to an Arrested Development panel. Firstly, let me just say that Phoenix Comicon is still in its infancy and it does not pull a lot of big names. So, the "Arrested Development Panel" was not any actors or even Mitch himself, but one of the co-writers/co-producers, Dean Lorey. Secondly, I think we're all lucky that this happened before the premiere of the new season on Sunday.
He was very tight-lipped about the new season, but said it was good. I think I disagree, but I'll get into how I felt about season 4 of Arrested Development in a different post.
Then, we went to an Adult Swim panel and just like the AD one, this was not an officially sanctioned Adult Swim panel -- it was this guy that had directed a few episodes of a few different shows. He was actually really interesting.
Overall, it wasn't a terrible experience. It was a different thing to do.
Labels: nerdy things, weekends