Hello, friends! I finally stopped being lazy and looked for my camera cord which means…I can finally do my little recap of Comic-Con 2012! Read on for all the details.
My brother and I headed down to San Diego early Thursday morning to kick things off. We made good time and we were super happy with everything until we arrived downtown and couldn’t find decent parking. We circled around a few times until finally resigning ourselves to paying too much for a parking spot (I’M STILL CRYING OVER IT) and went to pick up our badges for the weekend. After that, we went to Hall H for the Breaking Dawn panel. It wasn’t anything special, the footage was eh, but it was the last Twilight panel. What can I say? I was feeling nostalgic. Plus, The Host footage (Max Irons is PRETTY)! After that I caught the tail end of the Susan Dennard panel before heading upstairs for her signing where I got to snag Something Strange and Deadly a few days early (I already read it and loved it!). Susan was super lovely and I love the swag she had to give away. On my way out I also saw Sarah J. Maas and got to chat with her for a few minutes — always good to see her!
On Friday I walked around the exhibit hall floor and picked up the usual random items: pins, posters, shirts, etc, etc. I have no idea where I was headed at the time, but I ended up running into Stephanie Perkins and Kiersten White! I somehow found Stephanie last year, but to spot her again in the madness that is the exhibit floor is C R A Z Y! Anyway, I chatted with them for a minute, asked Kiersten how she was preparing for unicorn apocalypse, and scored an early copy of Endlessly! WIN. After that it was off to the Gennifer Albin signing for Crewel (sadly I forgot to ask for a pic) and the Remixed Fairy Tales and Superhero Lore panel with three of my favorites: Marissa Meyer, Rae Carson, and Sarah J. Maas. Super fantastic panel!
Saturday was pretty much an entire day of the exhibit hall floor. The first thing was the Marie Lu signing for the special edition of Legend. I stupidly didn’t snag a photo with her, but it was nice to finally meet her since it didn’t happen at BEA or ALA. I also hung out with Melody of Hollywood The Write Way and it was fun to chat with her, discuss books, and share our BEA experiences while hanging around for signings. We lined up early for Marissa Meyer to get Scarlet (how fab is her costume?!) — which I got for Jen this time around — and then I went off to the S.J. Kincaid panel. Don’t let her tell you otherwise, she did a great job with the seriously HARDCORE questions!
After that I went back to the exhibit floor for the Leigh Bardugo signing and ran into Sarah J. Maas and Susan Dennard. I finally snagged a photo with them and told them about my woes of losing my badge (yes, it happened…but I got it replaced, yay!).
While waiting in line for Leigh, I spotted Shannon Messenger, author of Keeper of the Lost Cities and Let the Sky Fall, and chatted with her about how I was looking forward to reading them both and how I shouldn’t tell her if I hate her books (which I’m sure I won’t, haha). Then at Leigh’s signing I got an awesome poster of Ravka and nail polish!
Then it was time for the Dark Days signing where I FINALLY (!!!) met S.J. Kincaid. Squees all around! It was a busy signing, with Dan Wells and Aprilynne Pike signing as well, but it was SUCH a highlight to finally meet in person. Plus, I got a shiny finished copy signed by her! :D After that, Comic-Con 2012 was over for me –
– and what a great way to end it! The original plan was to stick around for Sunday’s programming, but my brother and I were ready to head back early Sunday morning. This was definitely a fun year at Comic-Con and I loved seeing so many of my favorites and picking up good books. Can’t wait to do it again next year!