Comic Con 2014

July has come and gone again which means that we spent four action-packed days with 130,000 of our closest friends at the San Diego Convention Center for Comic Con. Of course, there were oodles of steampunks (that’s an official, technical metric). There were several steampunk panels including “Birth of a Graphic Novel” with the Starburner Galactic Courier Service.

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Birth of a Graphic Novel Panel


Andrew Fogel led the lively “Is It Steampunk” panel with some well known steampunks you might recognize including Claire Hummel, Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan, and Thomas Willeford.

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Is It Steampunk?


Not all of Comic Con was steampunk. We attended “Full Time Creativity on a Part Time Schedule.” Gene Turnbow, who does a Herculean job at
Krypton Radio, invited us. This isn’t a very flattering picture of him, but I couldn’t resist the image of him looking like he’s living on caffeine to get all that work done.

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Gene with Caffeine


Speaking of not steampunk, there were some fabulous costumes that caught my eye despite their lack of gears and leather. I probably would have stuck with scouting as a girl if it had been like this.

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Ghoul Scouts


And did someone say pirate? Yar!

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Pirate Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn


I have to say that this year was easier on us than recent years. One reason was that our dear friends Jeff and
Lisa had onsite parking, and they shuttled us every day. We bumped into Camden Toy on the street. We met him a couple of months before at Aiden Sinclair’s show in LA.

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With Camden Toy


We didn’t wear full costumes every single day.

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Going Casual the First Day at the League of S.T.E.A.M. Booth
(That’s Drake trying to escape the clutches of the League of S.T.E.A.M.’s mummy!)


We made time for low-key, relaxing fun like the
League of S.T.E.A.M. meetup.

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The League of S.T.E.A.M Meetup


We went to our favorite Comic Con dinner spot,
Café Sevilla, and restored ourselves with loads sangria and paella.

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Attending Comic Con is Hungry Work


Of course, one of the high points is always the Saturday steampunk meetup.

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Steampunk Meetup
Outside near the back stairs


There were women of action!

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Steampunk Women of Action


Inevitably,
Bob Mogg debuted his latest creation. It’s a tradition.

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Bob’s Latest Constructified Confabulation


But we really get together to celebrate the annual
Starburner Galactic Courier Service Awards.

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2014 Starburner Galactic Courier Service Awardees


Now, as awesome as all this is, the highlight of the weekendwas
Andrew Fogel’s proposal to his girlfriend, Kate Walsh. Can you tell she was gobsmacked?

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She Said, “Yes!”


We wish them a lifetime of steampunk shenanigans together.

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Steampunk Shenanigans