Up Up and Away to Comic Con

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Calling all science fiction nerds, super hero lovers, action figure collectors, and comic book readers, if your looking to have a good time and find that one place that you may never leave, well th

Calling all science fiction nerds, super hero lovers, action figure collectors, and comic book readers, if your looking to have a good time and find that one place that you may never leave, well then Comic Con is just the right place for you!

 

Comic Con is a 3 day festival and trade show that only comes once a year to Denver! When you're in line waiting you probably will see every super hero and Sci-Fi movie character, which brings me to what you should wear to this event. Don't worry no pearls or tuxes needed,  that storm trooper or superman costume you wore for Halloween would be perfect! Some of my favorite costumes I saw were the entire team of Avengers, Storm Troopers (which were scary to see in person, they had the deep voices and everything!) and I saw lots of Doctor Whos', just to name a few.

 

Some of the absolute must haves for this were a camera, tennis shoes(for the long wait outside. Even for ticketed holders it was 2-3 hours!) and lots of money for food and souvenirs. Just walking around there were many characters you could get your picture taken with including several lifesize Star Wars and Doctor Who sets. There were hundreds of booths selling memorabilia with everything from Big Bang Theory t-shirts, to Doctor Who hats, to serious swords!

 

The real highlight of Comic Con is all of the comic books artists and celebrity appearances.  There are numerous artists that you can walk right up to, talk to, and see them at work.  But don't miss a chance to see your favorite celebrities!  Thousands lined up to see William Shatner!  The crowd also loved Trekkies Wil Wheaton and George Takei.  Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13 was so friendly with the crowd that he got right up and let people take photos with him!  Felicia Day also signed autographs and was even more stunning in person!

 

For kids 10 and under, the best place to stop is the Comic Book Classroom Kids Corral.  It is the first thing you see when you walk into the convention.  The area is completely sectioned off,  free, and includes activities for kids like creating your own comic book, coloring masks, building structures, and face painting.  They also were promoting comic book reading as a great way for kids to get some reading in this summer! So grab a bean bag break out the Superman comic books, and enjoy!