Thursday, September 8, 2016

Salt Lake Comic Con 2016

I know it has been almost three years since I wrote in this blog, but I told you in the beginning I suck at blogging. Anyway, so many of my friends have asked to see my pictures from Salt Lake Comic Con that I decided to put them in my blog so I could easily share a link to all of them.

These first two pictures are for my friend, Jacque. She asked me to get pictures of Game of Thrones people. Since I've never seen the show and know only a teeny-tiny bit about it, this was the best I could do.

Me in the "sword chair"

Those two people I know are from Game of Thrones

Here are some more cosplayers...

Belle and I

This lady was perfect as Donna!

Odette-The Swan Princess

Guy riding a dinosaur. The guy was on stilts so it was pretty convincing. 

Yoda and Luke- Cutest. Cosplay. EVER!


Joy and Sadness

I only saw two Joy cosplayers there. This Joy and Sadness were perfect. They even had a memory! The other Joy I saw had the meanest scowl on her face. I thought it was hilarious that Anger was dressed as Joy!

I also walked over to KidCon because I wanted to see the castle. The castle turned out to be pretty lame, but there was a balloon artist there beneath some Star Wars balloon sculptures.

We also visited the Karen Gillan TARDIS. I wish I had gotten a picture of the sign that tells why it is named the Karen Gillan TARDIS, but I didn't. The day we went there to take pictures was the day I wore my Amy Pond cosplay so I thought it was extra cool that is was the Karen Gillan TARDIS. (Karen Gillan is Amy Pond in Doctor Who.)

Me as Amy Pond outside the TARDIS

Me as Amy Pond coming out of the TARDIS
There was a TARDIS outside too, but it wasn't nearly as cool as this one because this one has mirrors inside that make it "bigger on the inside". Here are some more of the things surrounding the exhibit.

The case of Sonic Screwdrivers -Pic 1

The case of Sonic Screwdrivers -Pic 2

One of the Silence -Look quick! I'm surprised this image is still here.

River and Rose

Doctor -11th, 10th, 9th, and 4th regenerations

I forgot to take crowd pictures on Thursday and Friday to prove that it starts out crowded and moves to insanely crowded by Saturday, but I did get a few pictures Saturday. The vendor hall is always the most crowded. I took those pictures by standing on a balcony outside the vendor hall and looking through the windows.

Vendor Hall-Pic 1

Vendor Hall-Pic 2

The least crowded place at the con

It is worth it to brave the crowd in the vendor hall though. It is the main reason I save up for Comic Con all year long. There are so many cool things to buy! This year, the most expensive thing I bought was my "very expensive piece of blue cardboard" as Mom calls it. It was a big TARDIS-shaped mystery box full of Doctor Who stuff. After seeing what was in it, Mom did agree that it was worth the money I paid and then some.

The expensive piece of blue cardboard and almost everything that was in it

The TARDIS box (handles down) and the bank missing in the first pic

While my favorite thing that I bought this year was my "piece of blue cardboard", the best part of the vendor hall is Artist Alley. That is where artists sell their stuff. I usually buy mostly stickers, but I also get things for my bedroom walls and for other people. I LOVE Hannah Lynn art trading cards too. I almost bought one of her coloring books this year, but ended up not being able to walk back to her booth to get it because I was having problems with my legs. There were a few things I wanted from Rob Prior, but he didn't have them in a size that would fit in my room. I'm hoping to get it later from his website because his assistant said a lot of people had been requesting that same picture in the size I wanted. I also love Aneeka Richins' comic "Not A Villain". She said she's coming out with Volume 4 soon. I can't wait! (I love Myka Jelina too, but I've never seen her at Comic Con.)

To give credit where credit is due:

The big TARDIS picture is from False Positive. (can't link to them because the address on their free bookmark,, doesn't work)

The picture of Rose and Ten is from Val Hochberg.

The small trading cards are from Hannah Lynn.

The stickers with the blue background are from Crizltron.

The TARDIS stickers (My favorite are the "Her name was Rose" ones.) are from Whitney Brown. (This link says the site is still "under development" so I'm not sure if it will work later or not.)

I also bought a pet dragon and a nail art kit from other vendors. I'm really glad I bought the pet dragon because I can wrap him around my walker, but I feel I was kind of suckered into buying the nail art kit. I just didn't realize it until I walked away. At least it is a nail art kit Mom wanted to try. I'd love to link to the people I bought the pet dragon from, but they didn't give a business card or anything.

My pet dragon and the nail art kit
Pet dragon on my wrist. He's so cute!

His back glows in the dark, and his eyes appear to glow in the light.

I also got three T-shirts. The front one came with the Gold Pass (3-day ticket to Salt Lake Comic Con plus extra perks) I bought, and it has my Gold wristband and lanyard with it. I got the other two at the con. I also bought another one, but it is a Christmas gift so I won't be displaying it here.

T-shirts from the con
The only thing that really pissed me off about Salt Lake Comic Con was the program's cover. Typically, the cover is a collage of multiple celebrities that are featured at the con. This is the first Salt Lake Comic Con program I've seen that was all one celebrity, Mark Hamill (I realize Carrie Fisher is in there too, but she wasn't featured at the con.) It is great artwork, but the fact that it acted as though Mark Hamill was the only one there made me mad. Mark Hamill wasn't announced until shortly before the con, and he wasn't the only one there. I mean all the Dukes (except Uncle Jesse) from Dukes of Hazzard were there, and they weren't on the cover. Plus Evanna Lynch from Harry Potter and bunch of people from other great fandoms were there, but they are barely mentioned on the inside. As you can tell, this really irritated me. Here is a picture of the program so you can see what I mean.

The piss-off program for Salt Lake Comic Con 2016
Anyway, program cover aside, it was a great con, and I had such a good time. I love going to Salt Lake Comic Con, and I can't wait for next year! I hope you all enjoyed my blog, and if you read this far, I want you to know that I greatly appreciate your time. Please leave me a comment to let me know you were here. Have a fun day!