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Friday, April 27, 2012

Make Way for Geeklings

Sorry this post was so long in coming. Computer crash = no way to upload the pictures. Anyway....

Last Saturday I attended my first Comic Convention in Boston. Unfortunately, I have no really awesome stories to share from it, but I do have pictures. I also have a lesson learned. Make that several lessons learned.

 First, taking two small children for a convention you have to travel 2 hours for and stand in line for another 15 minutes- half and hour is not a good idea. Their enthusiasm turns to crankiness before they even get through the doors.

Second, I need to make blog business cards to give out to anyone I take pictures of. I know this seems like common sense, and it was. After the fact.

The rest of our trip went as follows:
Bridget "Spider Girl" with Auntie Keri
Wesley "Captain America" with Uncle Matt

Kids were already exhausted by the time we got in line for tickets.

Banded and ready for action.

The line was long, even after lunch.
Around the corner, down the stairs and out the door.

Met some interesting characters:
There is no Comic Con, only Zuul.

Robin, Zantana and Superboy. 

Emma Frost

Rapheal! Where's Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello?

Can't see it in this picture, but her dress has Tony Stark/Ironman print.
 I would have taken more pictures, but the convention area looked like this:

 We missed the panels and films:

But managed some shopping:

I want that one!
Wesley's HULK and Bridget's SPIDERMAN glasses.

My own loot:
GOTHAM GIRLS t-shirt and a new BONE novel, signed by Tom Sniegoski

On the way out the kids shot some storm troopers. Bridget needed help with the gun, but Wesley took care of them all on his own.
Are these all the kills?

All in all, it was a good time. Sadly, Batdog (aka Calypso) had to stay home and defend the Bat Cave.
I'm not invited?
Why are you dressed like that?

I have to protect the Cave?

Oh, ok. Batdog reporting for duty.

Next up: New York Comic Con in October. Who's joining me?


  1. Looks like you guys had a fun trip. I've got a superhero pic on my blog today too! Good timing for getting the pics fished out and posted. ;)

    1. Adding your blog to my list. ;)

  2. Leonardo (Leonard) would be the DaVinci one... I don't know, the kids of today just don't know their turtles or Italian artists :(

    1. Ah, you would be correct. This is what happens when I'm trying to put up blog posts and chase after children at the same time. ;)

    2. Get the children to put up the Blog, and then you can monitor them doing it and make it an educational excuse :)

  3. Very nice. I love the pic of the little munchkin & I, I'm so stealing that picture! Caly, Trinity & Lady did a good job of keeping the 'batcave' safe for all to enter.

  4. I remember the first time I went to Dragon*Con <3
    It was just me and my cousin, and my two children, then ages 1 and 2. Thank God for double strollers. =)

    BTW, Storm Trooper Helmets on a Shelf? Such a total Win. =D

    1. You are brave! It took me this long to bring my two into Boston. My husband has been bugging me to take them to the museums and aquarium but I was terrified of bringing them on the train and subways when I barely knew my way around.

      There was a lot of cool stuff. I'm hoping NY is even better and I won't have the kids to worry about so much.