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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Summer of Conferences - Part 2 Comic Con

Any resemblance I may display to Sheldon Cooper on 
BIG BANG THEORY is purely coincidental. 

Comic Con, how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways...


Meeting Eddie McClintock from the show 
WAREHOUSE 13. 
Super funny and sweet person. Love the show. 





Best t-shirt EVER!








Hilarious live radio comedy show. Grab their podcasts immediately! Will Wheaton was the guest performer. Extra Bonus - Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs were in the audience. I had a chance to channel my fangirl self and meet them. Both charming and gracious. Isn't it cool when people you admire turn out to be wonderful!





New backpack.











Old friend. 











Daughter becoming Viking.











Panels - Panels - Panels

The wild wit of Shannon Hale moderating a Fairy Tale Remix panel that included Cornelia Funke and Marissa Meyer.




Simon and Schuster Panel that made me commit my entire year's income to buying books. 
(I just happened to win an entire gift bag of middle grade releases - HARDCOVERS - Whoo Hoo)

YA Panel that made me commit next year's income to more books. Yes, that is Margaret Stohl and Scott Westerfeld. Kami Garcia and Tahereh Mafi among other wonderful authors are down the line.

All right everyone - channel you inner BIG BANG THEORY - and beeline it to Comic Con next July. Even if you don't get "official" passes, there are tons of offsite venues, performances, and fun.

I'll be waiting...

And to quote Dr. Sheldon Cooper, 
"I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested."

25 comments:

  1. That looks like fun! Oh, so many books to buy. :)

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  2. Looks like you people have SO MUCH FUN at these events!
    Books! Books! Books! Yay!

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  3. If I wasn't on the wrong side of the country, I would go!

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  4. Sounds such fun! I would love to go one day!

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  5. One day!! I love the pics - so many awesome people in one place! :)

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  6. Melissa and Romance Reader - Fun doesn't begin to describe it. I'd go for transcendent.

    Michelle - One definitely basks in the books. I think I have to add a third story onto my house just for books.

    Alex - You're in luck, they have "Cons" all over the country. Gotcha!

    Tony - Make no mistake, my friends. Comic books were involved. I even found one on Tesla.

    Jemi - It is pretty amazing to see the folks that show up.

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  7. Oh my goodness I'm terribly jealous! Looks like it was a blast, and so many fun people and things. And congrats on winning the books!

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  8. I'm jealous. We never get cool authors at our comic cons.

    Congrats on that awesome book win!

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  9. I love Warehouse 13 - and miss it! Great T-shirt. It looks like you had a busy and wonderful time! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  10. You are sooo funny! I think half the fun of going to one of these events is just to watch you in action <3

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  11. What fun! And I love the first line. My first husband was really into movies, so I went to a horror con with him in the very early 2000s. I got to meet that guy who played James Bond in one movie (can't even remember her name!) and the girl who was the child in Halloween 3. At one of the conferences, the pretty woman from Caddyshack was sitting at a table, but I didn't have the courage to walk over to her. It seems like an awesome opportunity to meet your favorite stars!!!

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  12. Thank you for the breakdown. I saw some pics on Instagram and yours are wonderful as well. What a cool event to go to.

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  13. I do love cons. One of these days I'll make it to San Diego or New York. Those are huge! :)

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  14. What a blast! You make me regret my shut-in ways, darn you! ;)

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  15. Sounds like fun! Would have loved to attend it!

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  16. Comic Con always sounds like a blast! You had fun; I can tell.

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  17. I really want to go to Comic Con someday!!! Can I go with you next year??? I dont' know anyone else in the area... or any other brave geeks in my neck of the woods.

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  18. Well this looks like a ton of fun! Awesome that you won MG books! :) Yeah! Thanks for sharing your photos and thoughts on the event. I want to go next year! :)
    ~Jess

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  19. Sounds awesome fun! I always end up buying more books then I intended at conferences then pay freight for them!

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  20. Happy New Year to you and your family, Leslie!

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  21. Happy New Year, Leslie! Hope you had a great end to 2014 and that 2015 is very good to you. :)
    ~Jess

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  22. Love that backpack! Happy new year :)

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