This weekend was Comikaze the annual pop culture convention. It took place downtown Los Angeles and I headed down with none other than Suddenly Susan.
Unlike a lot of conventions, I decided not to have any kind of agenda. It’s such a good feeling, let me tell you.
When we first got there, the first thing I noticed was the size of the event. I was so impressed how Comikaze has grown in such a short amount of time. The convention floor was full of different vendors and it looked awesome.
We quickly ran into Big Mike who was running around getting into trouble as usual. We decided to meet up for the “Death of Superman Lives panel” later on in the day.
Susan and I headed to the Stan Lee museum and check out the offerings that the man, the myth, the legend AKA Stan Lee brought to Comikaze. Damn, he created so many characters. It’s pretty incredible.
Then we started at one end of the convention floor and headed to the other side. We ironically started at the autograph area.
Weird Al was in the house,
as well as Dean Cain (who got some hugs from Lou Ferrigno)
but the biggest line was for RuPaul! Say wha?
Seriously, it was huge. Girl, you better work!
Elvira also had a huge roped off section with her car and other fan art and memorabilia.
One of the coolest things we saw was a section of props and costumes from Marvel films like Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and more.
I made Susan pose at the Crowded Teeth booth for a cute photo.
Richard Anderson from the six million dollar man was getting accosted by some Imperial soldiers…
And even KITT made a cameo at the event.
We then grabbed some food and headed up to the “Death of Superman Lives” panel. Superman Lives was a film that was produced by Warner Bros written by Kevin Smith and directed by Tim Burton. It was going to star Nicholas Cage as Superman and Courteney Cox as Lois Lane.
I’ve always been curious about this project and the panel was good. It was more about Jon Schnepp’s kickstarter documentary rather than the actual film but it was a fun panel to sit in. Jon was very engaging and I’m interested to see this project take shape. I think Tim Burton would have had a very unique take on the character.
Susan and I headed back to the convention floor and took in all the sights.
The Walking Dead star Michael Rooker was doing a q and a on the Hot Topic Stage. Susan was going to get him to sign her Pop Vinyl Funko figure however, the long ATM line put an end to that. Doh!
Catwoman was on hand to give everyone a proper whip snapping lesson. I mean if you’re going to get a lesson in whipping someone who else would you want to get advice from right?
One of the most fun things at the convention was a display from the Video Game museum. They had all kinds of vintage video games and even an old Atari system.
Yes kids, that’s what video games looked like. LOL…
I had to play Burger Time once more. God, talk about old times.
Running into R2-D2 Susan had to get her Photo Opp. I mean, he’s hard to get.
It was great to see all the pop culture characters just hanging out and meddling fences. Loki, Thor and the Power Rangers where just chatting away. It’s nice.
And with that we started to make our way home.
One young kid clearly had strong feelings about Comikaze…
I wanted Suddenly Susan to do that, but she refused. Doh…
It was a really fun day, and I’m excited to see where Comikaze goes in the future.
Until next time kids…
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