April 29, 2009

Comic-Con International 2009

I have a secret identity. It's true and I'm revealing it right now. Beneath this mild-mannered, suburban, soccer-mom exterior beats the heart of a sci-fi/superhero junkie. I confess I skipped work to see Revenge of the Sith the morning it opened. I have seen every comic book hero brought to life in all of their various incarnations: Batman, Spiderman, Hulk, Hellboy, Catwoman Ironman, X-Men, Daredevil, Electra, etc., etc., etc. I'm much more likely to discuss films with 13-year-old kids than with my peers. (Star Trek opens May 7!) Books? Sure I belong to a book club and I've read the required "The Secret Life of Bees," "The Kite Runner," and "Life of Pi" but under my bed is my secret stash of extended universe books and if you know what those are then you and I are kindred spirits.

All of this leads me to an adventure that's been on my to-do list for a few years now. Sadly, I won't be able to fulfill the dream this year but maybe YOU can. Comic-Con International is hitting the San Diego Convention Center again this July 23-26. Why am I writing about something that is almost three months away? Because it's almost sold out! You can only purchase tickets online and two of the four days are already gone. If you want to attend Comic-Con, click here now! If you're wondering what happens at Comic-Con, read on.

Dedicated to comic art, films and science fiction, Comic-con is one of the largest conventions in the country. This year, the show turns 40 years old and promises an enticing list of activities; everything, from celebrities to a film festival, art auction, and autograph signing, to a trade show with tons of exhibitors and, of course, a masquerade (with prizes) for the adventurous ones who love to dress up. Daily admission ranges between $10 and $25 depending on age and date. For a list of this year's special guests and everything you ever wanted to know about Comic-Con International, click here.


Lorna Harris said...

Thank you for the reminder. We want to take our boys this year and hadn't even thought about getting tickets this early. It's a bit closer for us here in Orange County!

It's always nice to learn something new about someone :) My husband just saw the new Star Trek film at an early screening and says it's fantastic.

Michaelle said...

You have to let me know if you attend! I want every detail....