I had a wonderful time for my first Comic Con. There was a great selection of vendors, artists, panels, celebrity appearances, and of course, cosplays. There were little things here and there that could have been better, like the food availability, but not enough to ruin my experience.
The first day was a little chaotic, most likely from a large influx of patrons. The Las Vegas Convention Center had most of the parking lots full, and I was told that the Gold Lot was not available, which is where I usually park for conventions there. When my boyfriend and I finally parked and went inside, there was a long line to get checked in. I was surprised they had only a few people checking in General Admission. Once we finally got inside, it was packed. The convention was in one of the smaller convention halls, and even though the aisles weren’t small, the number of people in each aisle was a little overwhelming. I felt like I had to fight my way through, and when I was looking at the exhibitors, I constantly felt like I was in the way. My friends and I started going up and down every aisle to see everything, and that’s basically all we did the first day. I did buy a set of awesome Maleficent horns from Jojo’s So Creative, with which I am completely obsessed. Although it was a hectic first day, I left excited to dive further into what each exhibitor had to offer.
The next day, parking was tremendously better. Since I had a 3-day pass, I could walk right in this time. My game plan was to focus on meeting awesome local vendors. I spent the first half of my day talking with fashion and jewelry vendors, and of course, shopping. I was hoping to attend some panels, but I was walking around so much and taking photos of my friend’s cosplays, I didn’t get a chance to attend any. What I was really excited about is the connections I made. I love meeting new people, and I was pretty stoked for the opportunity to meet Brianna Hildebrand, who played Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool and Deadpool 2. The last day, I mainly just went to say hi to people and take more photos. It was a short day, and to be honest, I was beat. After walking so much, I just wanted to sleep and watch Netflix.
Overall, I had a great experience. There was so much to see and do, I don’t think I stayed still for very long. I plan on doing more posts about the vendors I met, so stay tuned!