I attended Boston Comic Con for the first time yesterday. I had made plans to go last year but they ended up falling through, due to stuff going on in my personal life right now it didn’t seem like I would be able to attend this year either but I while I wasn’t able to attend Saturday like I had planned on, I was able to at least go for Sunday.
Apparently my not having bought tickets ahead of time worked out for us (my minion also attended because I refuse to drive in Boston) as the line for people buying tickets was much shorter than the pre-registered line. It took us about 35 minutes to get in while it took a buddy of mine who had pre-registered about two hours and we had lined up at the same time.
These two were the first two cosplayers I photographed and they were probably my personal favorites from what I saw yesterday. Joker even gave me his card a specially printed Joker card proclaiming him to The Boston Joker. I was honestly not expecting to see a new 52 style Joker so that was a pleasant surprise.
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The minion had wanted a picture with the giant Jabba the Hutt, there was a bit of a line. While we were waiting for our turn, Supergirl and Catwoman hopped up to have their picture taken so I couldn’t resist snapping a couple shots as well it just seemed like one of those things that you don’t see very often.
Sadly I am not that knowledgeable about Star Wars as I haven’t seen the films (sorry ^^; ) but I’m told that the female jedi in front is Luminara Unduli.
A really awesome Dark Knight Rises Bane, he even had the voice down! I believe he took first place in the costume contest.
A bit of an unconventional Batman and Harley Quinn.
A very nice Poison Ivy.
Black Canary was actually the last cosplayer I photographed.
Joker & Harley Quinn
The fabulous Miss Marvel.
I love Injustice: Gods Among Us so I was very amused to find not one but two girls dressed up as Harley Quinn from the game. This is the default outfit version.
The other Injustice Harley Quinn this time in the alternate outfit. I prefer the alternate outfit personally.
Silent Hill cosplayers- Pyramid Head and a nurse.
I absolutely love the new Tomb Raider game so I couldn’t resist getting a picture of a nicely done Lara Croft from it.
I love Halo, this guy’s costume was really awesome and his prop guns were absolutely amazing.
Guests There were several guests this year including two of the actors that played dwarfs in Hobbit (Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman), who played Laurie Holden who plays Andrea in the Walking Dead tv series and Kristen Bauer of True Blood none of which I was too bothered with ^^;. Personally the guest I was most excited for was Billy West, I LOVE Futurama so I was very excited to get the chance to meet him (he voices Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan and Zoidberg on Futurama). There were some technical difficulties that kept us waiting in line to meet him for a while but it was worth especially since at one point he came out into the crowd and did some voices to keep us entertained while we waited in line. I was able to get him to sign a screen capture from one of my favorite episodes of Futurama. It was well worth the $30 to me, as a part of the autograph package I even had a short video of him signing my item emailed to me .
I was also very excited about getting a chance to see some of my favorite comic book writers/artists-
I brought along my Absolute Edition of Long Halloween because I knew Tim Sale was going to be there, he only signed during the first and last hour of the show since we didn’t get there until late we ended up having to haul that gigantic book with us all day long. It was worth it though 🙂
I also bought an autographed Kiss Miss Carol tshirt that is LE30.
I also bought a Neil Adams print of Harley Quinn and got it signed, I just bought a frame for it today I’m hoping to get it hung up in the doll room later tonight along with some of the other prints I picked up yesterday.
Agnes Garbowska was also there doing autographs she does some of the cover artwork for the My Little Pony comics so I picked up two that she done the cover for and got them autographed. I love Applejack so that one is mine while Big Mac is the SO’s favorite so that one is a gift for him (especially since he couldn’t make it).
I also got my copy of The Joker signed by Brian Azzarello, I had wanted to get my Joker’s Asylum II: Harley Quinn signed by Joe Quinones but when I pulled out the appropriate long box of comics before leaving the house I found out I had already gotten it autographed with a Harley sketch and all at some point ^^;
What else did I get?
From left to right: The Killing Joke Joker figure by Kotobukiya, Tokidoki blind box cell phone charm, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Applejack plush, My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Energy Drink, Funko blind box Batman figure and a Harley Quinn glass; not pictured Pinkie Pie purchased for zilla, Tim Sale tshirt and a whole bunch of art prints
Honestly, I bought a lot less than I thought would. It was a combination of not that many vendors being there (there were a lot of artists not many stores) and the fact that I buy most everything comic related that I want as soon as I see it online. I’m really happy with the stuff that I did find though so am ultimately satisfied.
How did I like it? We had a great time but it was a bit disorganized especially compared to Anime Boston. There was no bag check or anything that I saw, you received your wrist band and immediately walked into the dealer’s room which was a mix of artists and shops selling merchandise. I personally would have preferred a separate like store area and an artist’s alley like Anime Boston but even AB had a few artists in the dealer’s room this year. I felt a bit claustrophobic at times with everyone being in one room. There were panels in the back room but I didn’t see any physical schedules and/or handouts and we were stuck waiting in line anyway during the one thing the costume contest that I had really wanted to see.
If I’m able to go I’d love to go next year. If I do though I’ll take a lot more time preparing for it before I go I wasn’t even home the night before the convention so it was a mad scramble trying to find the right long boxes for random comics I wanted to get signed before leaving. Also I had just got a new camera a few days before Boston Comic Con so it kind of got broken trial by fire style at the convention.
More pictures on my flickr
Thank you for sharing your experience and photos from the event! The costumes are pretty awesome! The Little Pony plush is super cute and I love Funko ‘s Batman figure! I am so surprised your friend had to wait 2 hours to get in. Is that normal for a Comic Con?
No problem, I wasn’t sure what to expect myself so I figured I should share my own experience in case anyone else was curious about it like I was. I was really impressed with the quality of the Aurora My Little Pony plushes it’s probably a good thing they were sold out of the rest of the mane six otherwise I think I would have ended up with all of them.
There were several reports of preregistered people waiting three to four hours just to get in on Saturday, supposedly they only had like two people handling sign in for preregistered people while they had like ten people selling tickets at the door. Several years ago at Anime Boston we had somewhere between a five and seven hour wait to check in for preregistration because all the computers went down, I was also like eight months pregnant at the time I was beyond livid.
5-7 hours! O_O That’s just shocking! I never went to a Comic Con event so I have no idea how it works out. Would love to go one day though. They had one in my city few weeks ago but the list of guests/booths didn’t impress me so I skipped it.
Awesome event!!! I’ve not gone to a straight up comicon before, but I would love to.
Thanks ^_^ I had been to ten or so conventions before this one but this was first convention solely devoted to comics so it was a bit of a different experience for me.
Hey, I was the Lara Croft you got a picture of! Awesome picture! ^.^