Set Your Phasers To Awesome: Autostraddle’s At Comic Con

It’s that time of year again: when pop culture makes the internet burst at the seams with news, when people strap on their finest spandex tights to parade around as their favorite characters. A time when it’s really fucking cool to be a nerd.

It’s San Diego Comic Con season!

And I am here! Literally writing this in a BSG Viper tank top and a My Little Pony crown after a long, satisfying day of ‘conning. I’ll be bringing you some of the coolest SDCC has to offer. While I won’t be covering a lot of the big ticket Movie and TV panels for the mental and physical safety of myself and others (been there, done that and even though Sigourney Weaver was involved I barely made it out alive), I will be giving you coverage on some other things that should be very relevant to your interests. There will be swag! Comics! Art! More spandex and leather than the Folsom Street Fair! And lots of amazing women!

Wednesday night is the super special Preview Night. When you’re a Preview Night badge holder you have two options: either you hit up Ballroom 20 for a string of never-before-seen TV pilots that will air in the fall, or hit up the massive floor. Because the pilot line-up was nothing special, I chose the floor. There I drooled over things I could never have, bought things I shouldn’t have, and most importantly, took a lot of pretty pretty pictures for ya’ll.

So are you ready?


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  1. Those shirts… Those mugs… THAT ART THOUGH. omg. My jealousy is overwhelming.

    • And I’m mostly jealous because there’s going to be a 10 year anniversary Firefly panel.

  2. I’m running in the Walking Dead Escape tomorrow! 8:00 PM Wave time. I’m trying to figure out if I can get my hands on a GoPro camera before then, since they’re letting them on the course.

  3. My best friend and I are making a blood pact to go to CC before we’re 30. She’s going as punk Supergirl, and I will be punk Batgirl.

    • Bless you. That’s beautiful. That’s so much more profound than all those marriage pacts based on When Harry Met Sally.
      (of which I’ve agreed to three)

  4. It’s impossible for me to convey how extraordinarily jealous I am about this. It’s like all of the best things in my life colliding in one massive supernova in San Diego and I’m just here in NW MT, aggressively following SDCC on tumblr.

  5. awesome. so very awesome. i’m turning a very unattractive shade of green. I want it all.

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