Sooooo out of my element.
Here is what I learned from the 7.5 hours I spent at Comic Con 2012:
1. Crowds and Chaos: I shot a quick video (Like 39 seconds short. Watch it!) of the floor for a friend and you can see how there is barely any room to move on the convention floor. This was on a Thursday. Can you imagine what Saturday looks like?
2. Shoes: I figure I walked about five miles in my few hours at the Con. Ladies, this is not the day to break in a new pair of heels. You walk a lot, so bring your most comfortable pair of shoes you own whether that is a pair of flats, sneakers, or your Crocs. (This is the only time I will ever recommend a pair of Crocs. Ever.) I wore my favorite Repetto flats and I was a happy girl.
3. Cosplay: Yep, you will see lots of costumes, wardrobe, and props at this show. It's hilarious, wondrous, and overwhelming. In fact, people made fun of me for bringing my giant purse instead of a backpack (I don't own a backpack!) yet it is totally normal for a grown man to be dressed like Facebook. (Look at the photo!) I couldn't even see my friends on the panel because My Little Pony was sitting in front of me. (See photo below to witness the yellow pony with a pink mane.)
Overall, I was glad I attended to finally see what the Con was all about. I had fun socializing and supporting my friends, but I am not sure if this will be an annual trip for me.......but just watch, I'll be back next year. That's what everyone is telling me.