Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How 2 non-nerdy girls ended up at Salt Lake City Comic Con

We are exhausted! Three full days of Salt Lake Comic Con followed by Easter. And with good reason! Over 100,000 people attended this Comic Con making it the 3rd largest Comic Con is the Country! Not too bad at all considering they just launched last fall! We are excited to share everything with you, so hold tight, and join us as we take you on our "nerd" journey.  We are already preparing for the next Comic Con Fan Xperience (September 4th-6th) and we would love to see each of you there with us!

As we so perfectly put it, "Nerd is not a derogatory term anymore, more like a term of endearment." 

A nerd is someone who appreciates a culture, a lifestyle. Or someone who is reeeeeally good at something. A nerd expert would be like, a superhero! Are we "treckies"? No. Did we have elaborate costumes? Not yet ;). Have we even read a comic book? Only if you can count the funnies in the sunday paper. But, you see, we didn't need any of those credentials. All we needed was to have once been a kid! Oh, and being The Walking Dead fans helped a little bit. Everyone is welcome at Comic Con. No discrimination there! 

So just how did we end up at Comic Con?

Back in December, I called up Sheena and asked her if she wanted to go on an adventure to find Norman Reedus with me.  I'm a huge Walking Dead Fan and so is she!  Over the last few months Jon Bernthal was added to the growing celebs coming to SLCC and that was all I needed to convince her!  Sad to say, only one of us met our crush, but boy did she meet him!  More on this later!

What Comic Con Fan Xperience has to offer
Sheena and the Back to the Future Delorean

On our first day we became honorary nerds and fell in love with the culture a little more with each passing day. What we noticed is that everyone was consistently nice and so excited to be there.  All genres of interest were covered: Disney, Superheroes, shopping, kid friendly activities (for the most part meaning some costumes are questionable at times.)

Kid Con

John Reid broke the record for largest balloon structure with "Poptimus Prime"

This year they had their first area dedicated for kids and good family fun! 
They had Power Ranger training, animals from the living aquarium, mermaids, princesses, Olaf, plinko, and every superhero any kid ever loved. 
Hudson touching a snake from Living Aquarium
The boys had their faces painted like Ninja Turtles and I'm pretty sure they believed that they actually became them. 
Kamden and Hudson with their TMNT faces
When asked what they thought of Comic Con, it got a big thumbs up! 

The Utah Jazz Bear made an appearance on his motorcycle.  I took off after him with Ava, so we could get a good selfie of course!   I'm pretty sure she's his biggest fan!

The Mermaid Booth was also a neat place for the little ones!
Ava and the girls


There was everything from A-Z as far as shopping is concerned.
Superhero everything
Comic Books
And the list goes on…

All the names of the food were character related

 Look at those cakes by The Mad Hatter Cake Studio!
A random man in the Batmobile


If you have never been to a Comic Con,  panels are where a group or singular celebrity go in front of a room and answer questions for fans. Typically they have a mic on each side of the room and people line up to ask away. The closer you are, the better the view. This is where the VIP Pass came in handy to most. There were some panels so popular that if you were not equipped with one of those beauties, you didn't get in.

Adam Baldwin talked about his sadness from the Cancelation of "Firefly"
Sean Patrick Flanery talking about his work on "Boondock Saints"

James Marsters aka "Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer" talks about his favorite roles.

Gov. Gary Herbert declaring April 17th "Salt Lake Comic Con Hero's Day" 

All in all.. It doesn't matter what people classify you as. Comic Con will accept you with open arms and give you the time of your life, whether just a fan, or an avid people watcher, it is surly an experience you wont want to miss.
BTW Comic Con or any affiliates did not pay us for this review. We just loved the time we had!

Stay tuned this week for our Walking Dead post and Friday we will feature our Favsie's Friday with our top costume picks! 

PS- Don't think we didn't keep it real with our Individual Rivalry questions! Check out our You Tube channel to see interviews and other shenanigans! 

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