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Highlights from Comic-Con 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Okay, so it's been a month since Comic-Con and I said I'd do a blog about it. Better late than never, eh? Anyway, I had a great time at the convention this year, even if some things were a little different. For starters, my convention buddy decided not to go. He had a 4 day badge and didn't use it. What a waste... smh. Anyway, not my place to judge. He stayed behind because his relationship was in jeopardy, but it doesn't appear his skipping of Con helped it all. I digress. It's not my business.

But, I had my newest convention buddy there, who I met last year through my regular convention buddy, and we had a fabulous time! I arrived in San Diego on Wednesday, the day before the Con, so I could have a bit of a relaxing afternoon and night before getting into all the activities. I stayed in a cute little boutique hotel in Chula Vista which was directly across the street from a famous taco place called Tacos El Gordo. It was also a short walk to a trolley station so I wouldn't have to drive and find (and pay) for parking downtown. I dropped my granny off at the airport early in the afternoon, then spent a few hours gathering items I'd need for the weekend, like snacks and such. Since I don't have a healthy food store in my neck of the woods, I hit up Sprouts and Trader Joe's for some trail mix and kombucha. I got a fantastic growler of cold brew coffee from Liberty Station (before I was told to not drink coffee) and it lasted me all weekend. I brought an ice chest with me because I knew my hotel room didn't have a fridge. The place did have a little kitchenette with snacks and a microwave shared by the entire hotel on another floor, though, accessible 24/7. I went across the street for tacos for dinner and the reputation of the place is deserved. It better have been, I waited in a hot line for 40 minutes! They were delicious!

So, the remainder of the weekend was spent doing all kinds of stuff. I didn't sit though any panels- the big halls are near impossible to get into. People line up for them 24-36 hours in advance. I didn't pay $60 a day to sit in a line and miss everything else about the convention. We got some fun merch. I was hunting down a few things in specific for my annual gifts. I ate some fantastic food. I got to do a few activities that were super fun. The highlight was Bladerunner 2049 experience outside the con. They did an amazing job on that! Started with a VR simulation and then a whole world of Bladerunner to explore in person. It included Johnnie Walker samples (disgusting!) and udon noodles (delicious!) to complete the whole thing. The Tick also had a fun experience outside, where we got to watch the pilot episode for the new series and I came away with a really nice tote bag from it. Feeding into my tote bag addiction. Thanks Comic-Con!

I can honestly say the worst part about the whole weekend was the leg swelling I was experiencing. Since I hadn't been to the doctor yet, I didn't know why it was happening. It was uncomfortable and embarrassing. I wore flood pants the whole time, so it was pretty visible. I have a hate/hate relationship with my legs to begin with. I have always hated my legs. I have wide calves, no matter what weight I am. They run in the family. I wear pants all year... or long maxi skirts. Yes, even in 110 degree weather. I don't like my legs and the swelling just made me more self-conscious. Not to mention it is physically uncomfortable having swollen legs and ankles. It made for a rough time in that regard. The convention is all walking, too. I averaged about 16,000 steps per day! Yowzah!

Anyway, I will leave you with some photos of my time at con! Enjoy!

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  • ARCHIMEDESII
    I was thinking of you when I read about San Diego Comic Con. I'm glad you went. It sounds like an awfully fun time !

    Sorry to hear about your legs swelling. Because I have varicose veins (genetics, sigh), I have to occasionally deal with edema i.e. leg swelling. My doctor recommended wearing support hose. I can't wear them. they're too uncomfortable. I do occasionally wear compression socks. I can tolerate those better than hose. They do help.

    Have you looked into compression socks ? There are ones with graduated pressure i.e. more pressure at the bottom to force the fluid up your leg. Ask your doctor about compression socks. If you are retaining fluid in your legs, my guess is that they said no salt.

    either way, I hope you find some relief ! It's stinks. I know.



    1178 days ago
  • PROVERBS31JULIA
    Arrrrgh !!! I think we are related!!! My legs are thick, even when I was down to a size 12 back in my late teens!! I also do the long pants and maxi skirts these days...

    Wichita had a Comic Con a few weeks ago, after yours, I think. My nieces have gone to it in the past but I never went. Kinda wanted to go this year to see Captain ICT and snag a new poster. It's a new character based locally off the Wichita Flag (look on Instagram or Pinterest etc for #WichitaFlag etc.

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    1187 days ago
  • DSHONEYC
    Glad you had a great time! Where did you send you Grannie? And what's with the swelling? Did you find out?
    1188 days ago
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