Because you asked, behold the photos from my trip to Comic Con!
Exhibitors bring some very big and cool props with them. Here’s a life-size Alphonse from Full Metal Alchemist:
Actually, it was a bit behind me, and was bigger than it looks here. And that was hardly the biggest thing around. Here’s my pal, Australian writer Sean Williams, next to a huge mecha:
And check out this Nautilus that was at the Disney (I’m pretty sure) booth. (Thus proving the inherent steampunkness of the Mouse.)
Of course, the home-made costumes are much cooler than anything the big companies make. Like this sock monkey:
Yes, a little terrifying. And yet . . . SOCK MONKEY.
Here’s a fan-made steampunk wheelchair, which was much cooler than it looks here. (Sorry about the blurry shot, but this thing was fast too.)
At the Simon & Schuster booth, they were giving out an original Keith Thompson, this sketch of Deryn:
Of course, this item was much sought after. So we had to take turns guarding it with our lives:
Also, S&S had posters for Justine‘s anthology that comes out September 21, Zombies Vs. Unicorns! (I haz a story in it.)
Notice a certain book in the background, too.
Of course, no trip to Comic Con would be complete without a complete DNA scrubbing to remove the GEEK CUTIES, which I got courtesy of Fluxx Bar:
Mmmm . . . scrubby.
Okay, those are all the decent photos I took. I’ll tell you more in future posts.
I’ve been busy this week working on the audio book of Behemoth, which will come out at the same time as the novel. (October 5!) Here’s me recording the Afterword:
Very soon I’ll be sitting down with the narrator, Alan Cummings (also known as Phineas Floop from Spy Kids), for a few interviews. I’ll bring you a report on that next week.