Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 35: Geekery III: THE DOMINATION

Episode 35 CoverPop Culture Affidavit, the podcast that covers everything random in the world of popular culture has finally arrived at Two True Freaks! To celebrate our big move and the podcast’s third anniversary, it’s time for the third annual Baltimore Comic-Con episode! I take a look at the 2014 convention and talk about creators I met, comics I had signed, and what a whirlwind day it was. AND be sure to check out the show notes for all sorts of exclusive pictures!

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And now, here are the exclusive convention extras, which means pictures!  Pictures!  Pictures!!!

And a quick warning.  These pictures are pretty large and very self-indulgent.  Enjoy!

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Now, unlike this line, you won’t have to wait.  There’s plenty after the jump …

My Anal-Retentive Map

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So I wasn’t lying when I said that I took the official convention map and plotted out exactly where I was going and when.  Granted, I had a total of three hours to wait in line before the con actually opened and I’d forgotten to bring something to read or listen to, so I did this and struck up conversation with other people.  Granted, I had a bag full of comics I could have read, but my excitement meant I couldn’t focus.  I’m pretty sure that this will look less busy this year.  But as I mentioned, a lot of the signings I went for were around the perimeter of the convention hall.  Here’s another, more stylish shot of the map with the convention program.

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Artists at Work

While waiting in line and getting comics signed, I had the opportunity to watch a few artists sketch.  I didn’t get a sketch myself (except for the Adventure Time cover I bought for my son), but it’s always great to take a moment to watch artists at work.

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Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Cliff Chiang

Cliff Chiang

Paul Pope

Paul Pope

 

Me with Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, wearing a T-shirt he drew.

Me with Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, wearing a T-shirt he drew.

 

Cosplay

While the Baltimore Comic-Con doesn’t have the huge cosplay showing that a show such as DragonCon does, there were plenty of creative and awesome costumes as well.  I’ve made a mental note to possibly do an entry or future episode about cosplay itself.  It’s not something I’d actually do, but some of the work that obviously goes into these costumes, which is really impressive.

Dr. Fate

Dr. Fate

Mothra and Mechagodzilla

Mothra and Mechagodzilla

 

Black Widow

Black Widow

Not exactly sure what these are but they looked pretty awesome.

Not exactly sure what these are but they looked pretty awesome.

 

An alien among some other costumes.

An alien among some other costumes.

Nova, Wonder Woman, and Marceline

Nova, Wonder Woman, and Marceline.

Not cosplay per se, but it's always cool to see Snarf.

Not cosplay per se, but it’s always cool to see Snarf.

 

Hawkgirl.

Hawkgirl.

 

I was impressed by the Nightwing costume.

I was impressed by the Nightwing costume.

 

Shazam, Black Lightning, and Mary Marvel.

Shazam, Black Lightning, and Mary Marvel.

 

Wonder Woman and Mystique

Wonder Woman and Mystique (sorry the picture’s so blurry).

 

The Haul

Of course, beyond the creators and cosplay is the haul. I got quite a bit signed and a ton of cheap trades.

The Adventure Time sketch cover I got for my son.

The Adventure Time sketch cover I got for my son.

 

Who's Who entries signed by Dan Jurgens, Brian Stelfreeze, and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

Who’s Who entries signed by Dan Jurgens, Brian Stelfreeze, and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

The Titans posters I bought from Bill Walko.

The Titans posters I bought from Bill Walko.

The Wonder Woman print by Bill Walko that I bought for my wife.

The Wonder Woman print by Bill Walko that I bought for my wife.

 

I picked up several Strangers in Paradise trades.

I picked up several Strangers in Paradise trades.  And those are my socks.

DC Comics trades that I purchased.

DC Comics trades that I purchased.

100%, which I had signed by Paul Pop and Dong Xai, the Joe Kubert Vietnam War graphic novel.

100%, which I had signed by Paul Pope and Dong Xai, the Joe Kubert Vietnam War graphic novel.

My DC back issue haul.

My DC back issue haul.

V: The Comic Book.  Best 50 cents I spent.

V: The Comic Book. Best 50 cents I spent.

The Fox, which I had signed by Dean Haspiel.

The Fox, which I had signed by Dean Haspiel.

The Liberty Meadows hardcover and old Washington Post Sunday strip that I had signed by Frank Cho.

The Liberty Meadows hardcover and old Washington Post Sunday strip that I had signed by Frank Cho.

G.I. Joe comics signed by Mike Zeck (and Larry Hama from 2012).

G.I. Joe comics signed by Mike Zeck (and Larry Hama from 2012).

Superman books and trades I added signatures to.

Superman books and trades I added signatures to.

Kingdom Come and Omega Men signed by Todd Klein.

Kingdom Come and Omega Men signed by Todd Klein.

 

Dan Jurgens signed issues from his Teen Titans series.

Dan Jurgens signed issues from his Teen Titans series.

A Death in the Family trade signed by Denny O'Neil.

A Death in the Family trade signed by Denny O’Neil.

Several things I had signed by Cliff Chiang.

Several things I had signed by Cliff Chiang.

 

Leaping Tall Buildings

In the podcast, I mention the book Leaping Tall Buildings, which I’ve brought to the con each year to gather signatures.  Here’s the pages I had signed this time around.

Denny O'Neil

Denny O’Neil

Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel

Paul Pope

Paul Pope

Aaaaand, we end with Krispy Kreme doughnuts …

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