Okay, as promised--a full comic con update!!!
It's kind of hard to describe the insanity and chaos that is 120,000 hardcore fans/geeks crammed into an exhibit hall for four days, so I'm mostly going to let the pictures speak for themselves.
So...this was us on Friday...
(that's my: I can't believe I let him leave the room like this smile)
Rainbow Brite and Quail-Man
I usually don't post pics of the Hubs on here, but he was so ridiculously proud of his costume he gave me his permission (shoot--he requested it.)
(though, I will admit, it was a VERY popular costume. He was definitely at one with the nerds)
At Marie Lu's signing
(where I got a signed ARC of LEGEND--Squee!)
@PenguinTeen even tweeted this photo (and FB'd it) so LOTS of people got to see it. Um...yay?
This might be my favorite picture:
The hubs took it when people started handing me their children so they could get a picture with Rainbow Brite, and he was cracking up because he knows how much babies/toddlers scare me. It's not that I don't like kids. It's just that I have NO idea what to do with them when they're that young! WHAT IF THEY CRY OR SPIT UP ON ME???
(side note: what was UP with people trusting me with their children??? How did they know I wasn't a creeper?)
(I mean, I'm not. But still--they didn't KNOW that!)
Alice in Wonderland
(the Disney-fied version)
(Much, MUCH more comfortable!)
(also: OMG ITS THE BATSUIT!!!!)
And OMG IT'S STEPHANIE PERKINS!!!!
(And me, looking even dorkier in my costume next to her stylin' self)
Steph is one of my absolute favorite people, so it was so much fun to see her again.
(And her husband Jarrod--who is every bit as awesome as I knew he would be)
I was also accosted by models at the Random House booth:
(the things you do for an ARC of MODELAND)
(And don't judge--you KNOW you're curious about how Tyra does YA)
(Side note: I have never felt so short in all my life)
I also met some FABULOUS authors on the panels I attended, including:
Cindy Pon, Malinda Lo, and Kiersten White (among others)
Nathan Bransford and Andrea Cremer
Taherah Mafi, Laini Taylor, and Stephanie Perkins
Amanda Hocking and Kiersten White
And John Stephens, DJ MacHale, Brandon Mull, and Matt Myklusch (amongst others)
Everyone was so so so awesome on the panels and so so so nice in person (and hey--I even picked up some blog prizes. Stay tuned for those contests!)
I'll end with one last picture of the Hubs and I
(on Saturday this time)
Because, well...if anything sums up my Comic Con adventures this year, it was walking around with THAT for two days.
Hope you guys enjoyed--and that it was worth the wait!