Okay, so it's been a month since Comic-Con and I said I'd do a blog about it. Better late than never, eh? Anyway, I had a great time at the convention this year, even if some things were a little different. For starters, my convention buddy decided not to go. He had a 4 day badge and didn't use it. What a waste... smh. Anyway, not my place to judge. He stayed behind because his relationship was in jeopardy, but it doesn't appear his skipping of Con helped it all. I digress. It's not my business.
But, I had my newest convention buddy there, who I met last year through my regular convention buddy, and we had a fabulous time! I arrived in San Diego on Wednesday, the day before the Con, so I could have a bit of a relaxing afternoon and night before getting into all the activities. I stayed in a cute little boutique hotel in Chula Vista which was directly across the street from a famous taco place called Tacos El Gordo. It was also a short walk to a trolley station so I wouldn't have to drive and find (and pay) for parking downtown. I dropped my granny off at the airport early in the afternoon, then spent a few hours gathering items I'd need for the weekend, like snacks and such. Since I don't have a healthy food store in my neck of the woods, I hit up Sprouts and Trader Joe's for some trail mix and kombucha. I got a fantastic growler of cold brew coffee from Liberty Station (before I was told to not drink coffee) and it lasted me all weekend. I brought an ice chest with me because I knew my hotel room didn't have a fridge. The place did have a little kitchenette with snacks and a microwave shared by the entire hotel on another floor, though, accessible 24/7. I went across the street for tacos for dinner and the reputation of the place is deserved. It better have been, I waited in a hot line for 40 minutes! They were delicious!
So, the remainder of the weekend was spent doing all kinds of stuff. I didn't sit though any panels- the big halls are near impossible to get into. People line up for them 24-36 hours in advance. I didn't pay $60 a day to sit in a line and miss everything else about the convention. We got some fun merch. I was hunting down a few things in specific for my annual gifts. I ate some fantastic food. I got to do a few activities that were super fun. The highlight was Bladerunner 2049 experience outside the con. They did an amazing job on that! Started with a VR simulation and then a whole world of Bladerunner to explore in person. It included Johnnie Walker samples (disgusting!) and udon noodles (delicious!) to complete the whole thing. The Tick also had a fun experience outside, where we got to watch the pilot episode for the new series and I came away with a really nice tote bag from it. Feeding into my tote bag addiction. Thanks Comic-Con!
I can honestly say the worst part about the whole weekend was the leg swelling I was experiencing. Since I hadn't been to the doctor yet, I didn't know why it was happening. It was uncomfortable and embarrassing. I wore flood pants the whole time, so it was pretty visible. I have a hate/hate relationship with my legs to begin with. I have always hated my legs. I have wide calves, no matter what weight I am. They run in the family. I wear pants all year... or long maxi skirts. Yes, even in 110 degree weather. I don't like my legs and the swelling just made me more self-conscious. Not to mention it is physically uncomfortable having swollen legs and ankles. It made for a rough time in that regard. The convention is all walking, too. I averaged about 16,000 steps per day! Yowzah!
Anyway, I will leave you with some photos of my time at con! Enjoy!