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Here are a few more pictures I took at the San Diego Comic-Con last week, many of which appeared on the CBR Live blog already, but I thought I’d group them all together over here. The picture above shows the four sets of Iron Man armor (Iron Men?) from the Marvel booth this year.
Speaking of the CBR Live blog, maybe you already saw these “behind the scenes” shots of the CBR Yacht. It all looks very sanitized, doesn’t it? Very clean, very polished, very … yeah. Here are a few I took on Wednesday, before the con started and everything was set up for the Boat Show videos …
I took this one as I approached from the dock … a paper mache Spider-Man was manning the helm.
And here’s another shot, this time from behind Spider-Man.
And here you’ll see some of the items that eventually became the backdrop of the videos, before they were nicely and neatly arranged for the camera.
And finally, Seth and Stephen work to ensure Spider-Man is dressed and ready for the video interviews the next day. Seth works on the site’s videos, while Stephen handles, I think, just about everything that’s site related, from editing and posting stories to doing web design to creating fancy-looking logos for the site’s blogs. He helps us out here at the blog a lot behind the scenes.
Let’s move on to a couple more CBR-related shots …
And CBR wins the Eisner! This is Jonah Weiland, moments after returning from the stage after accepting the award.
And here’s the actual award. This was my second visit to the Eisner Awards ceremony, as I went last year when Newsarama won. This year seemed to go by much faster; for one thing, they shaved about 20 minutes off the ceremony, and second, I was both live blogging it here at Robot 6 and tweeting the winners on the CBR Twitter feed. So it was nice to have something to do during the ceremony, even if cellular reception sucked and the wi-fi in the new Hilton Bayfront Hotel gave me trouble.
Also, if I haven’t mentioned it already, congratulations to everyone associated with Comic Book Resources for the big win this year!
This is the black trimaran sailboat belonging to BMW Oracle Racing, which was parked not far from the CBR boat.
Local media trucks were lined up outside the convention center on (I think) the first day of the con. Or maybe the second; I can’t remember.
A car painted up with a scene from Heroes that passed me as I was walking to the con. And I had quite a walk; I took the shuttle a few times, but it never really seemed to be any faster since it stops at so many other hotels and traffic close to the convention center is usually slow moving.
Here’s another car, this one a Honda Element painted up with Marvel characters.This was a prize in a drawing they held for folks who gave blood to the San Diego Blood Bank.
Now let’s head into the convention center …
Here’s a character from the comic Cursed Pirate Girl.
Here’s Image founder, Top Cow chief and artist Marc Silvestri.
Adam Baldwin from TV’s Chuck and Firefly signs autographs. I believe they were $30 a pop, which included a glossy photo.
The Baroness, Harley and a bunch of Cyclons.
Here’s Chip Mosher, BOOM! marketing director, right before their panel started. Read my full report on what they announced here.
And finally, we woke up one morning to find this on our door … a “Do Not Disturb” sign advertising the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum video game. One morning we also had one for HBO’s True Blood on our door, which said something about the undead not liking to be disturbed on one side, and the other saying “Please clean our room … we went out for a bite.”