2012 at 02:42 pm by admin
Where can you find a perfect synthesis of comic books, movies, video games, and toys from all across the globe? If you’re a fan, you won’t even have to ask: San Diego Comic Con. Its the dream convention packed with people who share these interests. From the amazing movie props to spectacular (and sometimes outrageous) cosplay, Comic Con offers epic proportions of fan entertainment.
Tomodachi was fortunate to be able to attend Sand Diego Comic 2012 and witness some amazing artwork, meet some talented artists, and take a glance at some new release figurines, movies, and video games.
Amongst this year’s group of attending artists were crowd favorites such as Charlie Adlard, the artist of the famous zombie comic “The Walking Dead” and George R.R. Martin, the author of the ever more popular Game of Thrones. It is exciting to see how the stories you’ve read translate into film and Comic Con hasn’t forgotten that. Publishers like DC and Marvel also released exciting information about the movies in production such as “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Iron Man 3″, complete with elaborate displays of movie props like the Batmobile and the whole set of Tony Stark’s high tech suits.
Anime is not forgotten at the con either. Giant posters of new and known characters stretch across the walls and countless new figurine releases can be found including Naruto, One Piece, Gundam, and Dragonball Z. Of course, you can find a figurine of just about anything else such as C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars, Godzilla, or Finn from Adventure Time. Some rare and exclusive KidRobot figurines also made an appearance. In fact, Andrew Bell himself showed up to sign some Mahakala Dunny figures. Frank Kozik, the creator of the infamous Labbit, also made an appearance, presenting his new design, the Cyborg 7″ Labbit. Jesse Hernandez introduced his custom Cement Ozomahtli figures.
KidRobot also held another “Operation: Blindbox” where cosplayers at the con had a chance to win some awesome KidRobot merchandise. That’s a lot of costumed madness to sort through with over 130,000 attendees that pack the San Diego Convention Center, many of which come dressed as their favorite characters.
And of course, Comic Con wouldn’t be Comic Con without video games. People flood the convention for demos and announcements about their favorite games including the Deadpool game that is in the works as well as the popular Borderlands 2 which is to be released this fall.
There is more at the San Diego Comic Con that one could possibly describe, and for that matter, to see. Despite the short time there was to take in all the incredible things Comic Con had to offer, Tomodachi is very happy to have had a taste of the most famous comic convention in the world.