July 25, 2022

DAY 2, 3, AND 4.


The costumes were amazing this year.  Since I watch a limited amount of TV, I didn’t understand the Japanese characters, the red hair, or many of the other things we saw.  I do understand that for the very first time there were a lot of black participants.  The queen and the princess didn’t come this year.  I missed them.  But there were a lot of new costumes that I found really fascinating.  And I had a chance to say good bye to some of the regulars.  I’ll miss going, but it was hard on me this year.



By the end of the third day, I was beat.  Zoe had spent much of the con reading.  She was bored.  George was himself.  When we got home Saturday, I suggested to Margot that she ask Zoe if she wanted to go home or do more con.  She wanted to go home.  She spent all her money.  Me, I was in bed by 8:30 PM when the whole family descended.



We had been trying to leave by 0700, but this day we didn’t get out of the garage until 0745.  This was the day we were going to give to Zoe, instead we gave it to us.  We did get parking.  Oh, hurrah!  Every day we found handicapped parking right in front in Old Town.  Amazing.  I had repeated problems with the rail tracks…that was the worst part of the trip in the mornings.  My poor little scooter would stall out going over the tracks.  What we got there, they always let us in as we wore volunteer badges.  The first thing we did was pick up G’s scooter.  Most days he remembered his knee wrappings.  That always helps.  And because we were handicapped, we were let into the big sale hall 45 minutes early.  We window shopped a bit, took pictures a bit, and window shopped a bit more.  It was a nice leisurely day.  Bed early again.

On his steed.

The Portfolio Review area where we worked.


Hair.  And I often saw green hair.


Mexican wrestler:  Nacho Libre. 

More Images later.


  1. I am somewhat startled to see so many masks, but it is a very good thing. Congrats on that and for hanging in for the duration.

  2. Me too on the masks but think it is smart. So glad you had such a good time and happy they they seemed to make it as easy for you as possible. Looking forward to more,

  3. I was hoping you'd post pictures of some of the costumes.

  4. Yeah, I'm with you -- I don't know Japanese anime characters at all.

  5. I was glad we went. I enjoyed volunteering and catching up with friends.

  6. I posted a comment earlier but don't see it now. My comment was that I was glad you had found a handicapped parking space up close, and that I wouldn't make it to ComicCon because 1) I wouldn't recognize any of the costumes, and 2) I don't have the stamina to walk that much. More than this, I think the utter chaos of that many people would give me an anxiety attack! LOL So glad you were able to go.



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