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Quote of the day | ‘Comic-Con starts to sound like a crazy dream’

“It’s when somebody dressed as Axe-Cop removes his mustache and hat to reveal that ‘he’s’ actually True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll that I realize that everything about Comic-Con starts to sound like a crazy dream if you describe it long enough. Nothing ever really dies at Comic-Con, to the point where there’s a panel for a ’70s TV version of Shazam that I’ve never even heard of. But that also means that everything you could ever possibly think of is here and wandering around, all the ghosts of your childhood entertainments live and in the flesh. Today, I stood in line with a Snork and saw a sexy Tom Servo. And those are among the more easily understandable costume choices. Everything about wandering around here has that feel of when you fall asleep after being awake too long and your brain starts rummaging its own couch cushions for spare change.”

Todd VanDerWerff, writing for The A.V. Club about his frustrating first day at Comic-Con International



“Never even heard of”!!?? Sheesh, kids today, amirite?

Simon DelMonte

July 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

Yeah, that is one of the reasons I think I will never go to this con, or Dragon*Con or even WorldCon. I love cons but the weirdness factor and I don’t get along well together.

But it is kind of great that there is a place in this crazy world where you can be as weird as want. Within legal limits and not violating the personal space of others, of course.

Good that celebrities are following in Justin Timberlake’s footsteps and using cosplay to get freely around the CCI floor. Smart move.

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