San Diego Comic Con is amazing. We have completed our first day at the convention and it was completely overwhelming. We spent the first hour waiting in line to win a golden ticket to get the chance to get an autograph from the amazing Stan Lee. I didn't get one, but my brother did. He got to meet Stan Lee! And shake the man's hand! I was so jealous, but also excited for him. It had to be exciting to meet such a comic media genius.
We spend a lot of time wandering around the exhibit hall just taking in the sights, which were plentiful. My brother ran into a storm trooper, which was really awesome and I got to visit the booth of my favorite video game designer -- Square Enix. Yes, that's a picture of my men -- Cloud and Sephiroth. Ahhhh..... and then girlish squeal! I love Final Fantasy.
There is so much amazing art work here. I have just completely enamored of Alex Ross' work. The man is brilliant and I love his interpretation of the Joker. Sigh. I love all his stuff.
To finish off the night, I attended a cocktail party thrown by my publisher, giving me the chance to meet some wonderful booksellers and authors. In particular, I got to meet my all-time favorite author, Raymond Feist. I tried to control my fan-girlness, but I have to admit that I was slightly gushy. He was a wonderful, pleasant gentleman and a great conversationalist. It was such an honor to meet him and I am in heaven. Heavenly sigh.
At the same time, my brother attended panel with Penn & Teller, which is said was awesome. It wasn't a magic show. Just a panel where they talked about working together for 35 years. I wish I could have seen it, but I just didn't make it in time.
Today I've got a panel, a signing, a party, and dinner with my editor. But first, we're going to try to hit the Big Bang Theory Panel. Cross your fingers.