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Comic Con 2014 Day 3 and 4

Mike Sumoto

And just like that, as quickly as the San Diego Comic Convention arrived, it was gone...  Gone, but never forgotten. This is usually due to the large numbers of moving trucks driving around, the (thesaurus a word for "huge amounts") of pedicabs with television themed banners, and the extremely huge banners posted on the side of buildings.  Don't worry fellow Comic Con enthusiasts, it'll be back before you know it and you'll deal with the panic of how to get in. Posting on Facebook/Twitter asking anyone for a pass, talking to people you haven't talked to since the last Comic Con, or even paying ludicrous amounts on craigslist.

We were lucky enough to have people hook us up with extra passes to get in for a day or 2. Big thanks to my buds Rob Bautista, Floyd Villarin, and Mark Kays for the passes! But hey, do your pals at 5 & A Dime a favor next year and let us borrow your extra pass so we can provide you with tons of content for your much dreaded Monday work day! Also we'll be grateful or thankful or somethingful...? Whatever you know what I mean.

So we didn't have a day 3 post because someone was slacking... Jon...  Just kidding. Zach also has a big post he's working on, but he's lagging too.

Anyways, day 3 was a hectic day! As I was walking inside the convention I encountered a huge mob along with security guards in blue shirts giving me the Jamie Foxx (erRrrRrRrR), telling me to stop when most of the cast of the Avengers walked right by me. Pretty cool right? Well, what comes next may blow your mind! I saw Weird Al Yankovic, you read correctly, Weird Al Yankovic. You may remember him from such hits as, Fat, Amish Paradise, Eat It, and many more. Saw some cool stuff as expected, saw some crazy costumes, and just enjoyed ourselves. It was so crowded inside and just a bit ridiculous, I didn't end up spending any money buying stuff which was good, we just walked at our own pace, tried to avoid as many crowds as we could, take some photos, and then also stop taking photos due to laziness.  

Now the photos!

You know how I roll, I spare no expense!  This year I decided to add my name to the center entrance.  I think it turned out alright, maybe next year I'll put my last name...

You know how I roll, I spare no expense!  This year I decided to add my name to the center entrance.  I think it turned out alright, maybe next year I'll put my last name...

This rad display above the Nickelodeon booth, not to be confused with the Nick sign I had installed.  see above*

This rad display above the Nickelodeon booth, not to be confused with the Nick sign I had installed.  see above*

Even Cinderella and her dood got passes to Comic Con.

Even Cinderella and her dood got passes to Comic Con.

Optimus and Megatron squashed the beef this year to attend Comic Con together.

Optimus and Megatron squashed the beef this year to attend Comic Con together.

Star Wars and Hot Wheels combined?  You've got Jay's attention!

Star Wars and Hot Wheels combined?  You've got Jay's attention!

People getting intense on the Lego wall.

People getting intense on the Lego wall.

I too had to put up a work of art, took me hours but here it is.  5D.  Not for 5 & A Dime, It's actually what I hope for in future movies, IMAX 5D.

I too had to put up a work of art, took me hours but here it is.  5D.  Not for 5 & A Dime, It's actually what I hope for in future movies, IMAX 5D.

You think he's good at skateboarding...?

You think he's good at skateboarding...?

Cartoon Network had this awesome setup.  Photo Ops inside for sure!!

Cartoon Network had this awesome setup.  Photo Ops inside for sure!!

(Can't think of anything funny to write.)

(Can't think of anything funny to write.)

Share some of that tallness!!

Share some of that tallness!!

So I didn't know his name and googled "Avengers guy...."  and google auto completed it for me, "Avengers guy who shoots arrows",  Hawk Eye AKA Jeremy Renner.

So I didn't know his name and googled "Avengers guy...."  and google auto completed it for me, "Avengers guy who shoots arrows",  Hawk Eye AKA Jeremy Renner.

Scarlet Witch - Elizabeth Olsen, HELLOOOO!!!!

Scarlet Witch - Elizabeth Olsen, HELLOOOO!!!!

Captain America - Chris Evans as you can tell he really enjoyed being photographed by me, especially having his photo taken in extreme HD clearness.

Captain America - Chris Evans as you can tell he really enjoyed being photographed by me, especially having his photo taken in extreme HD clearness.

Thor AKA Chris Hemsworth, he even posed for me.

Thor AKA Chris Hemsworth, he even posed for me.

Groot and Rocket Raccoon 

Groot and Rocket Raccoon 

This isn't confirmed yet, but Power Rangers might be in the Avengers 2.

This isn't confirmed yet, but Power Rangers might be in the Avengers 2.

Weird Al Yancovic ladies and gentlemen!

Weird Al Yancovic ladies and gentlemen!

Writer of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin.

Writer of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin.

KUATO!!!!!

KUATO!!!!!

Vanellope Von Schweetz from Sugar Rush. Jon ate her car soon after.

Vanellope Von Schweetz from Sugar Rush. Jon ate her car soon after.

I just like this.

I just like this.

Amanda Visell X Coarse

Amanda Visell X Coarse

This guy was still waiting in line.....

This guy was still waiting in line.....

And the moment everyones been waiting for, the picture that's better than Jays!!

And the moment everyones been waiting for, the picture that's better than Jays!!

The crazy streets of Comic Con...

The crazy streets of Comic Con...

Simpsons had a huge area outside and they gave away free blue cotton candy or maybe it really was Marge's hair...

Simpsons had a huge area outside and they gave away free blue cotton candy or maybe it really was Marge's hair...

Play this and win a inflatable donut, I probably won, but hey who's documenting it?

Play this and win a inflatable donut, I probably won, but hey who's documenting it?

This Adult Swim truck drove around giving out free ice cream!!!

This Adult Swim truck drove around giving out free ice cream!!!

Got our tickets for the fun house and went in...

Got our tickets for the fun house and went in...

In the fun house there was a TV with a fat guy dressed as a baby...  you can see his belly in the TV.

In the fun house there was a TV with a fat guy dressed as a baby...  you can see his belly in the TV.

At the end of it there was this robot humping a washing machine...  So when we get there Jon walks out the side and outside of the tent.  You can see the workers arm stopping us pointing at the way out.  We had to go thru that washing machine...  Me and Josie were so hesitant on going thru it that a worker from the outside came in and asked whats taking so long?  After a little more discussion we decided to just go thru it and exit thru a cats butthole...

At the end of it there was this robot humping a washing machine...  So when we get there Jon walks out the side and outside of the tent.  You can see the workers arm stopping us pointing at the way out.  We had to go thru that washing machine...  Me and Josie were so hesitant on going thru it that a worker from the outside came in and asked whats taking so long?  After a little more discussion we decided to just go thru it and exit thru a cats butthole...

And so we have it, that was my day 3 and day 4 plus a little extra.  Hope you guys and gals enjoyed my version of Comic Con 2014

-Nick