Tuesday, July 27, 2010

...and the geeks shall inherit the earth.

If you're not a geek and/or nerd like I am, feel free to skip this post. And by "geek and/or nerd" I mean any fan who's interested in any of the following:

DC or Marvel comics and the characters in them (ie Batman, Superman, X-Men, Spider-man, Wonder Woman, The Avengers, Iron Man, The Hulk, etc etc etc)

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, wizards, witches, psychic waitresses, pathetic and utterly useless human females named Bella, etc etc etc

Science fiction and steampunk characters and shows like Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Dollhouse, Quantum Leap, Caprica, Tron, Sherlock Holmes, etc etc etc.

Role-playing games (known as RPG's) like Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, etc etc etc


Phew. Okay. So, if you're geeky about any of the above, you should have been at San Diego's Comic Con this year. I spent the last weekend there and it was AWESOME.

Let me tell you a little something about Comic Con and why the real world should be the same way. All those geeky things you love? That you may or may not feel comfortable telling other people that you just met that you love them, for fear that they will look at you like you are a weirdo?

At Comic-Con it is not only safe to assume that everyone loves the same geeky stuff you do, it's also expected, welcomed, and encouraged. And if you're in costume, like I was, people freakin' love you. I had over 50 people stop me and ask to take their picture with me. Lots of girls dressed in hot outfits came over to me to tell me how much they loved my costume and I told them the same thing - there was none of that girl competitiveness that the "real world" has. I even got called a "Hot Babe" by the Comic-Con guys doing press and I've never been called a Hot Babe in my entire life, holy frak. Everyone was so nice and friendly and it was an awesome little community nestled right in the heart of the Gaslamp district of San Diego.

I loved every freaking minute of it. So...if you're a geek, you should go next year. Just think about it, k?


Left to right: J. Jonah Jameson (Spider-Man's boss at The Daily Bugle; Toy Box from the comic Top Ten; Benni as the Joker and me as The Joker's main squeeze, Harley Quinn)


Posing for pics.


Two Harleys. Lots of trouble.


Harley-Palooza! A special meeting for just Harley Quinns and Jokers and Ivy's! RAD!


I ran into my friends Jeff and Ian at Comic-Con and they suffered through taking a picture with me. :)


I hope that dragon is a vegetarian...


Lounging on Odin's throne from the new Thor movie


Yes, that is James Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) signing autographs. He is still incredibly hot and one of the nicest working actors in Los Angeles.

41 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

oh you lucky geek, you! That looks like so much fun and James Marsters, too! By the way, your costume is the best...

Okie said...

Super jealous of your adventures at Comic Con. Looks like a ton of fun. Awesome!

(As a P.S. - I found another copy of the Pirates4 Jack Sparrow teaser and put it up on my blog...though if you were at Comic Con, chances are you already saw it...lucky)

Anthony Diecidue (dee-etch-eh-doo-eh) said...

You look awesome! I really wish we'd have been able to hook up while we were down there but it looks like you had a blast anyway. Miss you guys.

btw. I call you a hot babe all the time. When I get a booth you wanna be my booth babe?

Phoenix said...

HELL YES I will be your booth babe, Anthony!!

Robin said...

I can totally see why strangers were calling you a HOT BABE. You were smokin' at that ComicCon. I am so jealous. Not of you, your outfit, or your hotness... just the fact that you got to go. How awesome. James Marsters was there. He looks so different without his hair all blonde and slicked back. But then I knew that b/c I have seen him in other things since Buffy. But still... And I am such a geek b.c. I was totally with you on all of it except for the D&D. Never really did that. Everything else... preaching to the choir.

Taylor K said...

I am not a geek in that way, but I think your outfit is very cute. Even though I have no idea who Harley Quinn is or what she does. :)

g. fox said...

Never apologize for your dorkdom. It is the quintessence of dignity.

xo,
g*

Jo said...

Awesome!! Love the pics!

Bathwater said...

I totally new you were there this weekend although somehow I pictured you with the group of Steampunks.

I would have loved to go to one of these shows.

Eric W. Trant said...

Freakin awesome!

And the geeks already own the Earth. Be cool, don't tell anyone.

- Eric

Lydia Kang said...

Geeks unite!
Ha ha. You look great in your costume! Glad you had an awesome time!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Oh that looks like SO much FUN!

I wish I could have gone!

I am sure the 'people watching' was out of this world.

I love the photo of all the HQ's together- so fun!

Annje said...

I am a total nerd, but not in any of the ways you mentioned here. It looks like you had fun though!

justsomethoughts... said...

you do look fantastic.

and i wish for the world to be the way you described comic con.

now that i've said that, i actually know almost nothing about any of the categories you mentioned.

i hope i am still allowed to comment despite that obvious (and hopefully forgivable) flaw...

Kristin Quinn said...

You are one Hot Geek ;) I love Comic Con. Maybe one day we will make it there together!

Scarlet-O said...

i find geeks to be the hottest. I went to a comic con one to promote this graphic novel i was in, that had like models doing the story, he'd shoot us and then run under a buncha photo-chop layers. hehe.

you forgot to remember hipster fashion. cons and dizzie gillespie glasses. its surely revenge of the nerds.

xo
s-o

Purple Cow said...

Ha! That looks like a great fiesta! Is singing Barry Manolow's "Copa Cobana" in public considered geeky?

Go geek power!

Barbara said...

Ya got me at "vampires". True Blood has me in its clutches.

Looks like a really fun event, Phoenix, and as usual, you really got into it! Love it.

Ida Nielsen said...

Ahh, guess I'm not a nerd -I'm so boring :-( ;-)

Dionne said...

Oh this looks like fun. Love your outfit, so cute!

I am part geek. I HEART Battlestar Galactica. Big time. Not anything else on your list, but I like to think that since I like Battlestar, I am entitled to refer to myself as part-geek.

Marion said...

I am green with envy. You look waaaaaaaay better than all those other Harley-Quinns!! Making a Comic Con convention is on my to-do list before I kick the bucket. My husband has about 500 graphic novels and he got me into them. I'm glad you shared your fun with us. Love & Blessings!

AJ said...

You are a hot babe; I can't believe you've never been called such before.

One of these years I'll actually plan ahead and go to Comic Con. The problem is that whole taking time off work thing. I did make it to w00tstock though, which was AWESOME!

Wine and Words said...

Oh that looks like fun! I guess I am geek-ish.....not fully grown :)

Juliana said...

You are hilarious darling...useless females named Bella. ha.

Dave said...

I checked off at least half your list...that looks like one hell of a good time. Now, you need to try a bike rally!

Lydia said...

Of all the Harleys you were the best Harley, and I love your mask (that I think is painted on but I am not altogether sure because it is so mysterious).
My brother-in-law would love Comic Con so much he would probably put in his will to have his ashes scattered there!

Jo Schaffer said...

You're a Bona fide geeky babe. Me too.(=
My man will be doing a thingy at Comic Con next year--so I will prob go with. (=

lakeviewer said...

Oh, what an adorable geek you are! Great fun was had by all, I suppose from the photos. Both of my sons were/are great fans of comic book heroes; they own fortunes in old and first edition magazines of various heroes. But you, you are more than a fan; you are A Character!

Terresa said...

Love the dragon & the throne pics! You are so beautiful!! You rock the costume, completely.

Can you believe we lived in San Diego nearly 5 years and never once went to ComicCon? How dumb was that?! Regret is my middle name...

Gwen said...

I still like your costume the best. :) I think Brian would seriously die if I brought him to Comic Con!!! XOXO

krista said...

i don't get it at all but i love seeing it through your eyes.
xoxo

Carissa said...

you are totally one Hot Babe!!! i love your costume. you look fantastic! and it looks like you had a ton of fun, too!

Heather Taylor said...

You make one badass Harley! One of these days I will have to go to Comic Con, it's on my to-do list for sure!

theprof said...

Looking hot Tracy!

natural selection said...

Yes I have eccentric devotion to particular interests in the world of Geekdom!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Super Cute!!!
such a super day! okie, I better stop saying 'super'...can't help myself!

xo

Ed Pilolla said...

sounds and looks like a very fun time.

drollgirl said...

RIGHT ON!!! GEEK POWER!!! i am so glad you went and that you had a blast!!!!!!! i think that it is radical. geeks win!!!

and of COURSE i didn't mean "f you" to you for not wishing me a happy birthday! i was just being a jerk, like i am most times on my blog!

i hope you are doing ok! hugs to YOU!!!!

Clarity said...

Lol, I say that a lot - the geek shall inherit the earth. Boys who were glasses - bless.

Your costume certainly has evolved since your last party outing. As for the picture, How many Harley Quins does it take to change a light bulb?

Adore your words and rushing to read the next post in 3 hrs ish. Peace, L, X

Des said...

It looks like you're having a blast in these pics. And I hope that your move goes well.

Kimber said...

Looks like a great event... so many of the shows I like were represented there... so maybe I am a geek/nerd! LOL

PS Robin sent me over! :0)

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