Photo Roundup: San Diego Comic-Con 2010!

Well, another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, and somehow I am still alive, considering what I put my body through this last week. Save some mysterious bruises, intense exhaustion, the hints of a cold, and a gaping hole in my wallet, I am still managing to be a functioning human being… barely. Since my brain is barely there (not sleeping for days and only living on beer can do that for a person), I figured I would share my pile of photographs with you, ifanbase! Thus, you can live my SDCC experience vicariously through my camera lens.

But before I share with you the wonderous photos you are about to experience, a few things I learned from San Diego Comic-Con:

  • It doesn't matter how cute the shoes are, if they hurt, don't wear them.
  • Beer does not count as a meal.
  • Don't put off wandering the exhbition hall until the last day. There's a reason the convention is four days long… it's because it takes approximately that long to look at every booth.
  • Don't forget your business cards states away and have to expedite new ones to your friend's house. Seriously.
  • If you venture off of fifth street, there is a cornucopia of places to eat!
  • Bring a flask with you if you want to get drunk at all, since service at most bars during SDCC takes a trillion years.
  • If you cosplay, expect to spend the entire day posing for photos.
  • Be prepared for which toys you want to buy before the convention, and get them on preview night.

And with that, here are my photographs from San Diego Comic-Con 2010!


As with most conventions, cosplayers are a huge part of SDCC. Who doesn't want an excuse to embody their favourite character for a day and be seen by thousands of people? I was so overwhelmed by the sheer number of cosplayers that I became slightly flabberghasted… not to mention you literally have to wait your turn to photograph them. Cosplayers at SDCC are treated like celebrities: I should know, as this year I cosplayed with a group of ladies on Friday. We literally did not move for an hour and a half because there was a mob of people jostling for our photograph. Watch for us in the set below: we were the "classy Lanterns".


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It seems that the Nightlife at San Diego Comic-Con is not something that most people consider, but it is perhaps more important than the convention itself. It gives you a chance to rub shoulders with professionals, and network with the social lubricant that is alcohol. There are exclusive afterparties every which way you turn, usually speckled with celebrities and industry pros. Here are some photographs of the late night shenanigans I got myself into.


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San Diego Comic-Con is a toy collector's paradise. Many companies release exclusives that are only available at SDCC, and the booths are chock full of vinyl toys, plushies, and action figures. There are glass cases everywhere, displaying toys you may never be able to acquire again.


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This and that: photographs of random people, things at the con, etc.


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I hope you enjoyed my roundup of photographs from SDCC2010, and for those of you who attended, I hope your weekend was as fantastic as mine was. For those of you who DIDN'T go: I hope you followed enough people's experiences online (including my own!) that you were able to live this unique event vicariously through others.


Molly McIsaac is a weird girlcreature who really enjoys taking photographs of everything she sees, cuddling fluffy animals, and daydreaming. She likes comic book characters with green hair and tells the world about everything she does on twitter.


  1. Thank you for sharing these. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

  2. Great pics! I doubt I will ever make it out to San Diego, so I’m living vicariously through these pics. Looking forward to October for NYCC. 

  3. I heard about you classy lanterns that day but I didn’t end up seeing you around. Did’t realize you were one of them. Nicely done!

  4. Hi, Molly! I tried to say hey to you at the booth, but no luck. Maybe next con.

  5. All the cool sights without the smell.

  6. PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:

    A tattoo of Alaska! Am I going to bump into you at Bosco’s someday?

  7. @Molly

    Did you use a slight fisheye on the Cosplay photos to represent the distorted reality or surreal feelings one may have when entering a convention hall full of Cosplayer? Because I could feel it.

  8. @Molly who was the dark haired Star Sapphire?(ifanboy writer?member?) Lovin all ur pics, thanks!

  9. Man, this is an ass load of pictures.  All awesome, and all making me supremely jealous.

  10. Nice, looks like a lot of fun! That Leia was hot! So was Molly! Skrek made me laugh, pretty cool.

  11. Epic, awesome Molly, thanks for sharing. 

  12. omg jonathan ross!