Comic-Con 2015

This being my second consecutive year at Comic-Con, I was equipped with the experience needed to handle the mayhem. When you're thrown into the slow motion mosh pit that is Comic-Con, you have no choice but to unleash your superhero powers in order to survive: agility to weave your way through mazes of eager pop culture fans, strength to lug your 20 pound backpack up and down ballroom aisles in search of a seat, and foresight to make sure you go pee pee before standing in an hour-long line. 

I went with Stacy and we took it easy this year, but still got to see lots of cool stuff. Check out the highlights from my SDCC experience below.

FRIDAY

 The Hulk welcomes me to the show floor with a fist bump.

The Hulk welcomes me to the show floor with a fist bump.

 Within minutes I already found myself standing in lines without even knowing it.

Within minutes I already found myself standing in lines without even knowing it.

 This lit-up  Raiden from Mortal Kombat  was the first legit cosplayer I saw.

This lit-up Raiden from Mortal Kombat was the first legit cosplayer I saw.

 Spotted this awesome helmet from  The Rocketeer  at the  Prop Store  booth.

Spotted this awesome helmet from The Rocketeer at the Prop Store booth.

 There were big toys...

There were big toys...

 ...and small toys ( "AY!! THEY'RE FIGURINES!"  I imagined this tough guy saying)

...and small toys ("AY!! THEY'RE FIGURINES!" I imagined this tough guy saying)

 A mountain of shirts that can only be accessed by a stick or perhaps a  Dhalsim  cosplayer.

A mountain of shirts that can only be accessed by a stick or perhaps a Dhalsim cosplayer.

 Meet the very disturbing Furbacca, one of many mash-ups that were seen this year. 

Meet the very disturbing Furbacca, one of many mash-ups that were seen this year. 

 Long time no see  Funshine Bear  :)

Long time no see Funshine Bear :)

 Okay, so Stacy was informed about this scavenger hunt put on by  Passion Planner  and it ended up being our mission for the rest of the day. Apparently these planners are super cool so we trekked for these babies  Amazing Race  style.

Okay, so Stacy was informed about this scavenger hunt put on by Passion Planner and it ended up being our mission for the rest of the day. Apparently these planners are super cool so we trekked for these babies Amazing Race style.

 During the hunt for planner #1, I ran into Michael Smith and Jemele Hill (co-hosts of  His & Hers  on ESPN) on the show floor. Michael complimented my Batman shirt and Jemele gave me a hug.

During the hunt for planner #1, I ran into Michael Smith and Jemele Hill (co-hosts of His & Hers on ESPN) on the show floor. Michael complimented my Batman shirt and Jemele gave me a hug.

 Woohoo!! Stacy found a planner!! Actually this was the second one she found; the first planner was hidden in the Sails Pavilion behind a pillar.

Woohoo!! Stacy found a planner!! Actually this was the second one she found; the first planner was hidden in the Sails Pavilion behind a pillar.

 I instagram-ed this photo to claim a bonus prize (yes, that's a cheeto).

I instagram-ed this photo to claim a bonus prize (yes, that's a cheeto).

 Ended the day by meeting up with Meesh and Joe at  Stella Public House . You can see my review under the PHOOD section coming soon.

Ended the day by meeting up with Meesh and Joe at Stella Public House. You can see my review under the PHOOD section coming soon.

Saturday

 Started off the day by going to a panel for    S  pongeBob SquarePants .

Started off the day by going to a panel for SpongeBob SquarePants.

 The cast of the show performed a very entertaining live table read which had the audience going wild.

The cast of the show performed a very entertaining live table read which had the audience going wild.

 Voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), and Rodger Bumpass (Squidward).

Voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), and Rodger Bumpass (Squidward).

 Directly after the SpongeBob panel was a screening event for NBC's upcoming new show  Blindspot .

Directly after the SpongeBob panel was a screening event for NBC's upcoming new show Blindspot.

 The producers and the main star  Jaimie Alexander  talked about all the juicy details of the pilot episode. I liked it a lot and I look forward to watching the series later this year.

The producers and the main star Jaimie Alexander talked about all the juicy details of the pilot episode. I liked it a lot and I look forward to watching the series later this year.

 After leaving the Blindspot panel, I went to  Quick Draw!  which featured 3 illustrators doodling in front of a large audience.

After leaving the Blindspot panel, I went to Quick Draw! which featured 3 illustrators doodling in front of a large audience.

 Very funny and unpredictable,  Quick Draw!     is one of the most popular events at Comic-Con.

Very funny and unpredictable, Quick Draw! is one of the most popular events at Comic-Con.

 Headed to the main lobby area and witnessed a vicious battle between Alien vs Chun-Li! This couple is Felipe & Marissa, friends of Stacy's, so we knew they were only playing around and refrained from calling the police.

Headed to the main lobby area and witnessed a vicious battle between Alien vs Chun-Li! This couple is Felipe & Marissa, friends of Stacy's, so we knew they were only playing around and refrained from calling the police.

 Felipe's amazing costume is homemade, he is a very talented artist! 

Felipe's amazing costume is homemade, he is a very talented artist! 

 Across the street was the Comedy Central hub. Got in line to meet the cast from  Workaholics !

Across the street was the Comedy Central hub. Got in line to meet the cast from Workaholics!

 When waiting in lines you get to see some really odd stuff, such as this PBR  Master Chief  – he was a hit with the bros!!

When waiting in lines you get to see some really odd stuff, such as this PBR Master Chief – he was a hit with the bros!!

 And this beautiful zombie lady who should see her dentist pretty soon.

And this beautiful zombie lady who should see her dentist pretty soon.

 And comedian  Hannibal Buress  who said he was doing a performance later that day. When I asked him for tickets,  he said this .

And comedian Hannibal Buress who said he was doing a performance later that day. When I asked him for tickets, he said this.

 Finally made it! No photos allowed with the cast so I took this paparazzi shot before meeting them. Adam wasn't there, in his place was Karl (Kyle Newacheck) who was just as awesome. Blake and Anders told me that Adam was in Hawaii shooting a movie with Zac Efron.

Finally made it! No photos allowed with the cast so I took this paparazzi shot before meeting them. Adam wasn't there, in his place was Karl (Kyle Newacheck) who was just as awesome. Blake and Anders told me that Adam was in Hawaii shooting a movie with Zac Efron.

 My signed poster which will either hang above the microwave or on the ceiling of my car.

My signed poster which will either hang above the microwave or on the ceiling of my car.

 What....the....

What....the....

 Walked over to the Petco Park area which had family-friendly activities, experiences, and food trucks.

Walked over to the Petco Park area which had family-friendly activities, experiences, and food trucks.

 And this scary ride which was promoting FOX's new show  Scream Queens  (oh, I get it now).

And this scary ride which was promoting FOX's new show Scream Queens (oh, I get it now).

 Totino's Pizza in da house!! Free samples and free sunglasses, sweeeeeet.

Totino's Pizza in da house!! Free samples and free sunglasses, sweeeeeet.

 Those free samples were good, but had to eat something substantial so I went around the corner over to  Lolita's .

Those free samples were good, but had to eat something substantial so I went around the corner over to Lolita's.

 Nom nom nom (BURP!!) ... nom nom nom etc.

Nom nom nom (BURP!!) ... nom nom nom etc.

 Went out back behind the convention center and scored me a free Squishee from the Kwik-E-Mart truck.

Went out back behind the convention center and scored me a free Squishee from the Kwik-E-Mart truck.

 Ahem...my eyes are up here, Bart.

Ahem...my eyes are up here, Bart.

Sunday

  The only agenda for Sunday was to enter the mack daddy of all halls — HALL H. Stacy wanted to see the panel for American Horror Stories + Scream Queens.

The only agenda for Sunday was to enter the mack daddy of all halls — HALL H. Stacy wanted to see the panel for American Horror Stories + Scream Queens.

 These low-budget Muppet cosplayers walked by the line which made me happy 

These low-budget Muppet cosplayers walked by the line which made me happy 

 After about an hour of waiting, I entered a very dark HALL H as they were in the middle of screening a trailer for Scream Queens.

After about an hour of waiting, I entered a very dark HALL H as they were in the middle of screening a trailer for Scream Queens.

 Made it just in time to see the cast for the show which included Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kathy Bates among others.

Made it just in time to see the cast for the show which included Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kathy Bates among others.

 After the panel, went back to the show floor for a bit. This was the last photo I took from the weekend and it captures the essence of what I think is the best part of the entire convention: people coming together to inspire and feel inspired.

After the panel, went back to the show floor for a bit. This was the last photo I took from the weekend and it captures the essence of what I think is the best part of the entire convention: people coming together to inspire and feel inspired.

 Had a fun + super exhausting 3 days at Comic-Con.  H  ope to be here again next year!!

Had a fun + super exhausting 3 days at Comic-Con. Hope to be here again next year!!