FYI: This post is picture heavy!
Last week was my favorite time of the summer, San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC for short. This is my fourth year going and I almost didn't go. But I thought to myself, it's only an hour drive and I would kick myself for not going at least one day. Off I went on Saturday and I'm so glad I did because I had the best time ever.
I also didn't plan on dressing up until I realized that I had almost everything in my closet to be a femme Eleventh Doctor. I ended up making the mini fez, faux suspenders out of ribbon, and of course the bow tie because we all know by now that "bow ties are cool." I brought the TARDIS bag I made a couple of years ago to tie the outfit together and I bought my Sonic Screwdriver on the exhibit floor that day.
Having volunteered on preview night, I had the entire Saturday free which was a good thing. Tip: since it's getting harder every year to purchase tickets, go the volunteer route. In exchange for a free pass, you volunteer for three hours and it can be for anything. From line management (from what I heard is the worst) to working in the offices. The only downside is if there's a popular panel you really want to go to that day, you might not get to go to it depending when your shift is scheduled. The best thing to do is to get in line early so you can pick a time that won't conflict with things you want to see. I felt like this year the volunteer route wasn't advertised at much on the SDCC site so when I find out when volunteering for next year opens, I will post it here.
|Write Bad Wolf in all the blank spaces!|
|Pacific Rim figures from Sideshow Collectibles. I want them all!!!|
After walking around the con floor, I started heading towards Block No. 16 where the BCC America/Tumblr Doctor Who Meet Up. The line up was supposed to start at Noon, but when I got there, a line going two blocks from the venue already formed. I didn't think I would get in. But after a two hour wait and armed with an BBC America Doctor Who wristband, I got it and it was so much fun. I chatted with fellow Whovians, had some really great food, and of course get fangirly when the likes of Mark Gatiss, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, show runner Steven Moffat, and of course the departing Doctor, Matt Smith. I'll be honest, I teared up when Matt and Jenna came on stage. It was the closest I will probably ever get to them. This pales in comparison when I went to The Nerdist live show two years ago and didn't fangirl over Matt and Karen Gillian's appearance. It was B.D.W., before Doctor Who.
We met David Arquette at Nerd HQ,
but moved his head when this was taken.
Fangirling in process!