Tag Archives: San Diego Comic Con

Weekend Reading List: Strange things and sexploitation films


Image from Anna Biller’s The Love Witch

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Weekend Reading List: Poltergeists, Pokemon, Power


Image: “Who you gonna call,” Delaney Januzzi



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Weekend Reading List: Black girls and boy-hating goddesses


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We found love in a nerdy place: The best Comic Con missed connections


Conventions are a great place for nerd love to bloom, and it’s a wonderful thing. Shared interests are important! Though some might mock, I find looking at craigslist posts fascinating. How does an aspiring Han Solo find love? Does Princess Mononoke use pick up lines?

When a lonely Ood just wants to share the song of the universe with someone, the internet can be a great tool. So here are some of the funniest or most adorable missed connections, and a few that miss the point:

LT Dangle from SDCC where are you?

You were the perfect LT Jim Dangle from RENO 911! at Comic Con but with big muscles and tan ALL OVER! And super-duper funny! We got pics with you, I think you got them with us too, and we chatted outside the convention center on Thurday, we saw you again on Friday and waved, then bumped into you on Saturday again but not sure you remembered us. I don’t know anything really about you because you refused to get out of character and just kept stretching! Lol! VERY HOT!

Ability to stay in character: Promising. 

eye patch having, camo wearing volunteer at Comic-Con

Our hands briefly grazed in the volunteer line on Friday, you apologized and then told me your soul was pulling to hold my hand. I saw you again Saturday morning but didn’t get a chance to talk to you as our volunteering took us in different directions. I was disappointed I didn’t see you again during the con. If you see this, and remember our hand holding connection, reach out and get in touch.

brb changing my OKCupid profile to read “must have eyepatch”

Nerd HQ party tonight — you’re the photo guy!

Hey adorable photobooth guy. My friends and I came for a quick pic and ended up hovering way too long because 2 out of 4 of us thought you were cute. The other two were really tired, so they probably weren’t seeing straight. Thought we maybe had a moment or two but this is, you know, Comic-con, and I am, you know, a big fucking dork, so I didn’t say much to you. But if there’s any chance you 1) can guess which girl I was at the fan party and 2) live in LA, not San Diego, how about you message me back?

ps. You were wearing a black t-shirt tonight and a watch on your leeeeftttt? wrist? Dark hair, not the hat guy.

p.p.s. My friend bet me a box of donuts that I wouldn’t post this, so I’m looking at this as a win-win. Though I’d gladly give up the donuts for a drink with you. Unless you’re a dick or something, then I’d take the donuts, but you seemed pretty nice. (Call me)

Doughnuts > Dates

Star Wars girl with costume and double bladed lightsaber

I was walking back towards the convention center after dinner with friends, and you commented that you really liked my Star Wars shirt as I was walking by. I thought you were cute, and you were cool with me taking a picture of your costume too. I would love to chat with you more if there’s some way that you happen to see this before Comic Con ends 🙂

Okay hold the phone. Jedi take a vow of celibacy and you know this. This is just insensitive. 

Tattooed girl outside HOB Saturday Night, Comic-Con

To the girl sitting on the curb after Hollywood Babble-On at the House of Blues Saturday night. You had tattoos on your arms. a plaid shirt, and a storm trooper hair clip. I thought I saw you come out of the show alone, and watched you sit on the curb waiting for the shuttle to take a bunch of us back to the convention center. I wish I had the courage to actally say more to you other than the small talk about how long of a day it was. You were beautiful, and I still think of you now back home here in LA. If you do read this, just know that for those 10 minutes, you were the world to me. You were the highlight of a weekend filled with gorgeous women all around the convention center.

Pro tip: When flirting with someone, it’s best not to talk about how “gorgeous women” are “all around” you.

Sexy cosplayer guys!

I was at comic con recently and I was of course checking out cute cosplaying guys. I was wondering if any guys that cosplayed were interested in connecting. 🙂 I cosplayed as a nyphm and I saw a really cute Link and a bunch of sexy guys in costumes I can’t quite place. ahhaa. Soo many sexy wolverines. 🙂 Anywho, if you cosplayed at comic con, hit me up. 🙂

Anyone in costume. Literally anyone. No I’m not picky, why do you ask?

Comic Con: Picardigan seeking Eleventh Doctor

Me: A red Picardigan You: Eleventh Doctor (50th anniversary)I was with my friend (she was dressed as Baymax) in the Sails Pavilion on Friday as the exhibit hall closed.

You complimented my red Picardigan and touched my NerdHQ necklace. I told you I had cosplayed as Eleven the day before. You said you wished you could have seen it. I missed all the signals and watched you walk away. You were cute.

My friends pointed out my error but I never found you again. I would have given you my number on a Neil Gaiman sticker.

I didn’t even take a picture so this is a shot in the dark, but here goes. Geronimo!

I’ll be honest, I did not know what a Picardigan was. Now I must have one. 

Flame Princess

You were dressed as Flame Princess on 7/11 at Comic-Con. I complimented your costume and you said you made it yourself. You asked if I made mine. I couldn’t get you out of my head and thought I’d give this a try. Long shot but if you read this and think you know who I am reply with who I was dressed as in the subject.
Oh. My. Glob.
Best of luck to all the potential lovers!
Top image by deeeskye.tumblr.com.
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Weekend Reading List: Panels, pirates, prisons


Top image: Mary Read and Anne Bonny, from Captain Charles Johnson’s A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates. 


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Weekend Reading List: Intergalactic love and open letters

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Top image by Tu-Anh Nguyen

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Weekend Reading List: Occultists and only one black man at a time


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