At the end of August, the very first Comic Con Palm Springs took place! Jake, T, and I attended this hot convention to check it out. It was MUCH easier to get tickets to this smaller comic con than, say, you know, that one that happens in San Diego every summer. We drove up early in the morning to make sure we’d get there when the doors first opened. In fact we got there a little bit early. We parked right across the street from the convention center. Parking was $8.
Right outside the front doors they has a few cool movie cars.
OUTSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER
BACK TO THE FUTURE COLLECTION
As soon as you walked inside there were a few tables at the entrance. This guy had all Back to the Future collectibles to showcase (not for sale).
It was really cool to see all of the props and costumes from Back to the Future!
I bought our tickets online but we still had to turn them in to get a badge. They had two lines going for badges. One was for regular folks like us and there was another VIP line. The VIPs got processed first and seemed to get earlier entry to the hall. Us regular folks had to wait until it was actually 10AM to start getting our badges. They only took VIPs “early” to process them. We had to wait for a little while and then finally got to check in and get our badges. After that, it was easy to get into the convention.
We made the decision to walk the entire hall first BEFORE we made any purchases. We wanted to make sure that the items that stuck out in our mind was what we really wanted to get. This was a little hard sometimes since we would get excited about something and have to walk away, but I felt this helped us not have buyer’s remorse.
There were tons of artists at Comic Con Palm Springs. Here’s a sampling of what we saw:
I got a smaller version of the Darryl print above. I still need to get it framed!
“Boba Tea”. Heh heh.
Rad Fallout gear! They also had Pip boys!
The lady at Kritter Klips must have sensed that I would love these because when I walked by, she asked if she could put a pair on me. I agreed and she gave me a mirror and I was SUPER excited about them. Jake bought them for me on the spot. We broke on our rule for these but I still love them!
D’awww. Super Emo Friends.
FOOD AT COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS
In the back of the hall there was a Food Court. Everyone working in this section was wearing a costume. They didn’t seem very enthused by it but they made the most of it! Behind this area was a bunch of big round tables for sitting. A welcome retreat for a little break from the Con.
Seating area in the back of the hall. This was the entire room for the convention floor. They held panels in other rooms.
Jake and I shared a beef teriyaki rice bowl. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t terrible. It was much needed food though without having to leave the con.
The three of us! I’m wearing my new ear clips!
POP HUNTING AT COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS
There were maybe 4 or 5 vendors selling Funko Pops! at Comic Con Palm Springs. One vendor had only new, recent pops while the other vendors had more of the older pops.
This is one of the vendors. Jake saw the Butthead pop he wanted, but they were only set Beavis & Butthead as a set (he already has Beavis).
Another vendor with lots of Pop goodies! Jake bought a few things here, but I already forgot what they were. I didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without. I did get a second Hermione in her Yule Ball gown so I could put my Hermione prototype into the box though, so score.
Totally saw this flyer in the bathroom. Heh.
In case you don’t have Netflix or have no idea what this is, this is a character from Stranger Things. Not a real missing child.
Jake took photos of people in costume! I didn’t because I’m anti-social and didn’t want to ask anyone to pose for photos! This is why Jake and I work.
We got sucked into the allure of mystery boxes and ended up buying two of them.
This is the first mystery box. It was $40.
Not bad but not something I would buy again. There wasn’t anything that really wowed me in this box.
The second mystery box – also $40. I love the box at least!
The pop was some football player that Jake doesn’t like. This box had way less stuff in it. Also pretty meh.
Besides our mystery box fiascos, the rest of the convention was pretty fun! I can see us attending again next year!