This year was the younger kids and my first time at ComicCon… in fact it was the first time we had been to any Convention of this type!
We had an awesome day!!… here is our top 5 reasons why we loved our day!
It is not unusual for nearly everyone who attends ComicCon to dress up or Cosplay. Varying from the homemade, to the prebought to the absolutely extravagant Cosplayers take becoming their favourite characters very seriously! The kids love Stars Wars so dressing up as characters from the movies was a given. They also had a chance to enter a Cosplay competition and the people who entered were amazing… neither of the kids won but they had a great time being part of the action.
Every type of merchandise, from nearly every type of mainstream comic characters, as well as fringe anime, is available. There was so much available that for me it was overwhelming (I’m not really into merchandise …) but everyone seemed to love to be able to pick up something that represented their favourite character. The kids had earned $15 each from pocket money so with that burning a hole in there pockets, we checked many stall holders for the best deals. In the end the kids where very happy with their purchases.
With so many people Cosplaying wasn’t long till the kids came across some of their favourite characters. The rule is that you need to ask to get a pic with them… that’s is if you aren’t to star struck!! Which my daughter was with her favourite character Ladybug! They also have have a variety of speakers and guest panelists talking about many different topics. We heard from some YouTubers, watched a Star Wars unboxing and heard from some professional CosPlayers. All panels are listed in the program so you can play how you want to see.
Not my favourite spot… but definitely my sons! With screens set up with all the latest games and gaming systems available to play on, kids (and adults) have a chance to play with either their mates, complete strangers or the volunteers that are roaming around giving advice. My son was in his element, chating to like minded people about the games and cheering everyone on.
One of my favourite reasons that I loved ComicCon was the pricing. An adult ticket cost $37 online (with a little extra for processing) and with every Adult entry you recieved a free child ticket (under 12 years). As long as you didn’t go too mad with buying merchandise than this made the day fairly reasonable for families.
Have you been To ComicCon?
What was your favourite part?