This past weekend marked the 49th anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con International. Easily the largest convention of its kind in the world, thousands and thousands of people journeyed to San Diego to excitedly gaze upon the most talked about offerings from movie studios, comic creators, television networks, video game companies, and countless other creative dynamos. Since Eventful is based in San Diego, a few of us were lucky enough to attend the convention and discover some of the exclusive exhibits not yet available to the general public, as well as to meet some our favorite celebrities. While the Con fun is over until next year, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorite pictures with those of you that didn’t get a chance to visit.
No, that’s not a variant cover of Dragon Age; that’s Eventful’s own Allie Ashie as Fenris, who’s known around the office for her artful dedication to cosplay. With such a spot-on costume, how could she resist stopping by the BioWare booth and grabbing a few pictures?
Allie didn’t stop at Dragon Age cosplay; here she can be seen as Tina Belcher, extremely seduced by this zombie’s swagger.
While Allie makes a good Tina and Fenris, her favorite and most elaborate cosplay is Kate Bishop (a.k.a that other Hawkeye). In fact, her cosplay was so good, it attracted the attention of Marvel superstar Matt Fraction, who knows a thing or two about Hawkeyes.
Of course, Allie couldn’t resist stopping by the Comic-Con Cosplay Panel, moderated this year by Mythbusters‘ own Adam Savage (pictured without The Revenant bear costume).
While Allie is a huge fan of both Mr. Fraction and Mr. Savage, she wasn’t truly starstruck until she got to meet one of her childhood heroes from Nickelodeon.
Allie not only had a blast dressing up and showing off, but she also enjoyed seeing other people proudly display their own cosplay. Here are some of her favorites.
Violet from Rat Queens
Poe Damaron from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Avatar State Aang from Avatar the Last Airbender
After thirteen years of not having been to San Diego Comic-Con, even I got in on the action this year. As a big fan of comics and movies, I had forgotten how fun the energy and atmosphere can be.
While I didn’t have enough time to craft any intricate cosplay like Allie, I did have my trusty Kuato (from Total Recall) shirt
The Cartoon Network booth was representing the new, rebooted Powerpuff Girls show pretty heavily. You could even make your own custom Powerpuff Girls shirt!
I stopped by the Lego booth, which was all decked out for the upcoming The Lego Movie spin-off, The Lego Batman Movie
With all the recent buzz over Pokémon Go, there was a pretty constant crowd in front of the Pokemon booth
While the Star Wars booth had plenty of BB-8 and Nixon Watches merchandise, the clear focus was the new movie coming out this winter, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here are the costumes of the movie’s main characters
I even got to see my friend Rian Synnth unveiled as Marvel’s official Silk cosplayer, and see a live stream of her cover shoot!
Unfortunately, just like this giant inflatable Bubbles, all good things eventually come to an end. Just as she ran out of steam, so too did guests, vendors, and the celebrities that had a long weekend full of excitement and fun. But you can be sure that we’ll be back next year to see what terrific movies, shows, video games, and comics will bring out the child-like wonder in all of us.