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    Comic Con, Conventions, Geekdom, SDCC

    My 2017 San Diego Comic Con Schedule

    My San Diego Comic Con 2017 Schedule // The Geeky Fashionista

    2017 San Diego Comic Con Schedule

    Can’t believe this will be my 11th year attending SDCC! The past couple of weeks have been pretty rough personally, hence the lack of posts and social media presence. Nevertheless, I’m going to try to put personal life on hold this week and try to enjoy what is always a highlight of my year.

    I’m always super ambitious with my schedule trying to pack as much as I can in 4 and a half days, but here’s a somewhat realistic list of where I plan to be in San Diego. I’ve also included a few things I wish I could attend – if only I could be in two places at once! If you’re also attending SDCC, let me know if you’re going to be at any of the same places by commenting on this post or on social media so I can say hi!

    Keep reading for my San Diego Comic Con schedule! Also, if you’re interested, here’s my schedule from last year!

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    Comic Con, Fashion, Fashion Shows, Geek Fashion, Geekdom, SDCC

    Hot Topic & Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC

    Her Universe Fashion Show

    For the last three years, Hot Topic and Her Universe have put on an amazing “geek couture” fashion show featuring designs from some incredibly talented aspiring designers. Every year, I want to so badly attend the show and every year something comes up that night preventing me. This year, I FINALLY was able to make it!! Read on to see experience attending the Hot Topic and Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic Con 2016!

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    Comic Con, Conventions, Cosplay, Geekdom, SDCC

    San Diego Comic Con 2016 Sunday Recap

    San Diego Comic Con Sunday


    Yayyy!!! The last of my 2016 San Diego Comic Con recaps is here!! Despite the fact that the con happened over two months ago, I still decided to do this post. Why? You might say it’s pretty irrelevant at this point. Well, because in all my 10 years of attending Comic Con and almost 6 years of having this blog, I’ve never made it to writing about Sunday which is kind of sad. I always write about Preview Night and Thursday but then by the time Sunday rolls around, I’m all Comic Conn’ed out and Sunday is all but forgotten about. Not this year! With this post, I’ll finally have a full set of Comic Con recaps. Despite the personal reasons for this post, I hope you’ll still enjoy reading about the last day of my San Diego con adventure – it’s short and sweet, I promise! After all my venting in my Saturday recap, I thought it be best 🙂

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    Comic Con, Conventions, Geekdom, SDCC

    San Diego Comic Con 2016 Saturday Recap

    SDCC Hall H Line Marvel


    I’m almost done with all my San Diego Comic Con 2016 recaps – yay!! This one I’ve been sort of putting off a bit because I’m still a little sore about it. Day Three aka Saturday was a bittersweet day for my group and I. It was the one day we would all be together, and we all went into the day super excited for a long day of exciting panels within Hall H. However, due to a dire mistake made my line management, our dreams were crushed, and we endured the longest wait of our lives and vowed never to wait for Hall H ever again…okay, that’s a little dramatic, but it was kind of a dramatic day.

    Read on to find out what went down (don’t worry, there’s still a happy ending).

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    Comic Con, Conventions, Cosplay, Geekdom, SDCC

    San Diego Comic Con 2016 Friday Recap

    Comic Con 2016 Friday Recap


    Today I am finally sharing my San Diego Comic Con 2016 Friday recap! If you haven’t already read my Preview Night or Thursday posts, be sure to check them out to get caught up on my SDCC adventures! Without further adieu, let’s jump right in!

    Having turned in rather early the night before, I was super excited to get a good night’s sleep and wake up nice and early for a full day of amazing panels. As you can see on my con schedule, I had quite a full morning planned with some of my most anticipated panels (Cosplay Makeup, Geek Branding) of the entire convention. Of course, my body just had to go on the fritz that morning. For those new to the blog, I’ve had a lot of health issues over the past several months causing me to quit my law office job, stop attending classes, not drive, and for a period, unable to leave my bed. Praise God that I’m obviously doing much better now and for the most part can go back to a normal life, but I still suffer from daily (worst in the morning) abdominal pain and occasional chest pain and nausea. This particular morning, the abdominal pain was relentless, and I knew no matter how much I really wanted to see those panels or how much I tried to suck it up and bear the pain, there was just no way I was leaving my hotel room anytime soon.

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    Comic Con, Conventions, Geekdom, SDCC

    San Diego Comic Con 2016 Thursday Recap

    San Diego Comic Con Thursday


    Today I’m sharing my Thursday aka Day One of San Diego Comic Con 2016 recap! After an amazing Preview Night, I was super psyched for the con to officially begin. I had my overly ambitious schedule prepared with first choice and backup panels and couldn’t wait to jump right into the craziness.

    The first panel on my list to check out was in the massive Hall H where the movie studios usually show all of their exclusive footage. This is also where Marvel, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead panels take place and, thus, some fans camp out to upwards 40+ hours just to get inside. Luckily, there was no need for that today. It was a pretty low-key schedule for Hall H that day so I was able to walk right into the first panel, DreamWorks. This panel would be one of the few times the majority of my friends (minus my sister) would all be together as we all had very different things we wanted to do and see – which I think is one of the great things about Comic Con – there’s just about something for everyone!

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    Comic Con, Geekdom, Life, SDCC, Star Wars

    San Diego Comic Con 2016 Preview Night

    SDCC Preview Night

    SDCC Preview Night

    Sigh. San Diego Comic Con 2016 is officially over and now we wait another 359 days for it all to begin again. This was my tenth consecutive year attending SDCC and while I wouldn’t say it was my “best” year as it certainly had its lows (ahem, Hall H Line – you’ll hear more about that later), it was definitely memorable. 

    Following a (sort of) blogging tradition of mine and to fulfill one of my July Goals, I’ll be recapping each day of the con over the next two weeks (it takes me a while to go through the hundreds of photos I take) starting with Preview Night aka Day Zero of Comic Con. 

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    Comic Con, Conventions, Geekdom, SDCC

    My 2016 San Diego Comic Con Schedule

    San Diego Comic Con

    2016 Comic Con Schedule

    I’m here at my tenth San Diego Comic Con (I can’t believe I was only 16 my first year)! I am always pretty ambitious when it comes to my itinerary (might as well aim big) and this year is no exception! I’m pretty happy with my schedule and the variety of panels this year – I’ve got some movie, anime, cosplay stuff, a few parties – seems pretty rounded to me. Below is a (somewhat realistic) list of everywhere I’ll be during the week. If you’re also at the con, let me know if you’re going to be at any of the same places – I would love to say hi!

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    Comic Con, Conventions, Geekdom, SDCC

    What To Bring To SDCC: My Comic Con Bag Essentials

    Comic Con Bag Essentials

    It’s just days before what will be my TENTH San Diego Comic Con (HOW am I that old?)! Every year it never seems to come soon enough and then before you know it, it’s there and you’re still putting on the finishing touches of your cosplay, rush ordering your business cards, and scrambling to make sure you have enough spare phone and camera batteries – or maybe that is just me.

    Back when I was flying in from Florida or New York, I remember how much I would overpack because…well, you never know! Plus, well, I really didn’t know what to expect in those early years. Now after all these years, I still heavily procrastinate many things BUT there is one thing I have down – and that is my Comic Con bag essentials – the stuff you’ll be carrying each day, all day with you during the con. There were years where I brought way too much stuff with me and my poor shoulder would be aching after a few hours. Other years, I would bring too little with me and found myself having to make trips back to my hotel and wasting precious con time.

    The following list is what I have found to be everything I need to get me through each con day.

    THE BAG: It’s really up to you what kind of bag you use. I prefer a bag that isn’t bulky and can carry quite a bit – because besides everything on this list, you also want to take into account all the swag you’ll be getting throughout the day. My bag of choice year after year has actually been one of those free bags you get as a gift for purchasing a perfume at a department store. It’s not fancy at all, but its super light and roomy – it can be as small or as big as I want it and really, it’s amazing everything I can fit in it. That’s me though. Some people prefer backpacks, I honestly find them a bit limiting in terms of collecting swag especially posters. My dad likes to use the same reusable blue grocery bag year after year. All you have is your Warner Brothers SDCC bag – that works too. As long as it can fit everything on this list, you do you. With all that said, let’s move on to what should be in our bag…

    1. Light jacket – While the weather outside is usually nice and warm during the day, nights and early mornings can get a bit chilly so it’s always good to have something to throw on for those times of the day. Also, they really crank up the AC in some of those panel rooms so it’s always good to have on hand.
    2. Cellphone (no, that’s not a Gameboy) – A must for most of us any day anyway. I use my phone for way more than just taking photos or keeping in touch with my family and friends (since we usually will end up splitting off to do our own things). To me, it’s all about Twitter – keeping up with line updates, special promos, live tweeting panels…Twitter has completely changed the way I do SDCC for the better!
    3. Portable Phone Charger/Battery – One of the absolute most essentials items next to my actual cellphone – all that tweeting can eventually run down your battery and with so much happening at Comic Con, you don’t have time to stop and wait while your phone charges at an outlet.
    4. Phone Wall Charger and Cord – When I do have some down time (for example, during lunch), I’ll find an outlet and charge my phone the old fashion way to conserve my portable battery (which I’ll also charge up if there’s two outlets).
    5. DSRL Camera – Cellphone pics are quick on the go and if you’re trying to be inconspicuous (you never know what celeb might walk by you), but for things like cosplay or special events like the Her Universe Fashion Show, I definitely prefer higher quality photos.
    6. Spare Camera Battery – No time to charge if my camera battery dies so I just bring a spare.
    7. Sunglasses – You’re in sunny California – it is bright during the day!
    8. Water Bottle – You’re going to be walking a lot and you will get thirsty! 
    9. Snacks/Food – Convention food isn’t the healthiest or the most affordable. Help your body and wallet out by packing your own sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars. There’s a Ralph’s that’s just a quick walk from the convention center where you can stock up on everything you’ll need for the week – this is what my family and I have done every year and it saves us TONS.
    10. Cash – Not all places take credit cards!
    11. Business Cards – Whether you’re a blogger, writer, filmmaker, this is THE place to network and meet like-minded individuals! Great for just giving out to new friends to keep in touch as well!
    12. Makeup/Toiletry Bag – To keep all my smaller items together and not roaming everywhere inside my bag. I’m obsessed with my Attack On Titan cosmetics bag from Hot Topic but, unfortunately, it’s sold out. Alternatively, they have a new one that features Mikasa that you can bet I’m going to be getting my hands on in the near future. EDIT: That bag is actually sold out too. Boo.

    My Bag Inside My Bag

    1. Bandaids – Accidents happen. Be prepared and bring a few different sizes.
    2. Lip Balm – Nobody likes dry lips. I also prefer something with SPF.
    3. Travel Size Sunblock – Protect yourself from the sun! Especially important if you plan on waiting long hours in the Hall H line!
    4. Hand Sanitizer – People everywhere means germs everywhere! 
    5. Mini Perfume or Rollerball – Because I still want to smell like a lady.
    6. Travel Size Deodorant – Because even girls sweat and can smell gross.
    7. Concealer – For touch ups throughout the day. My dark eye circles are no joke.
    8. Gum – You’re going to be meeting a lot of people, wouldn’t want your first impression to be that you have bad breath!
    9. Permanent Marker – For the random signing that just might happen!
    10. Rubber Bands – For all those free posters you’re going to receive. A poster tube is ideal but a rubber band works in a pinch.
    11. Hair Ties – For pulling your hair back when it gets too hot or the con just gets too crazy. Can also be used like a rubber band to secure rolled up posters.

    SHOES: I didn’t include this on the list (because it doesn’t go in a bag), but hopefully it goes without saying. You’re going to be walking A LOT. Wear comfortable shoes, whatever that is for you, whatever it is that you can walk MILES and MILES in without your feet cursing you. I’m a Florida/Cali girl so to me that means flip flops because my feet are not accustomed to things with backs so, yes, I’m that crazy girl wearing flip flops in the Exhibit Hall. I know the risks, and I’ve always survived. 

    WHAT NOT TO BRING: Leave the laptop, iPad, and books in the hotel room! I’ve brought them all at one point and usually regret it – UNLESS it’s a situation where I know I’m going to be camped out in one room all day and won’t have to worry about lugging all that extra weight around with me. Then by all means, bring the laptop and get some extra blogging done! Bring a book to read between waiting for panels – although really you should be talking to people and making new friends, but I’m shy so I understand. If you have one of those Macbook Airs that might be a different story too or if you’re a strong guy. Me – I’m a rather small girl so I’d rather not deal with it.

    That concludes my Comic Con Bag Essentials! Hope you found this list helpful in your last minute preparations! If you have any questions or think I left something out, feel free to leave a comment below!

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    Conventions, Cosplay, Geekdom

    Cosplay: Bangkok Comic Con


    Can you believe it – San Diego Comic Con is less than a month away! Every year it seems so far away then it’s there before I know it! This year, I’m trying to stay on top of things, but I’m sure I’ll still be scrambling at the end >.<

    Today I am sharing with you some cosplay photos from another Comic Con quite a bit away from San Diego. My dad loves going to conventions almost as much as I do and snapped these photos at Bangkok Comic Con during a trip to Thailand. They definitely get me excited for my own experience next month!
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    Fashion, Geek Fashion, Mens Fashion, Reviews, Star Wars

    Geek Fashion Review: On the Byas x Star Wars Tank Tops

    Between companies like Her Universe and We Love Fine, geek fashion for women has evolved much since the days when our options mostly consisted of unisex t-shirts. Now there are many fashionable and flattering options for geek girls of all shapes and sizes in a multitude of fandoms. Unfortunately, for our male counterparts, most geek men’s fashion has stayed within the regular crew cut t-shirt realm so I was beyond delighted when I saw a Pac Sun booth next to We Love Fine in what I designated the Star Wars retail area of San Diego Comic Con. I was drawn right away to their Star Wars x On the Byas collaboration collection with their fun and colorful mix of prints and patterns and how they incorporated various Star Wars characters and vehicles in a subtle way.

    My boyfriend, Luke, received two of the tank tops from the collection and wears them both regularly. Since I don’t often cover men’s fashion on the blog, I asked if he could give me his male opinion on the tank tops and he happily obliged. The following is his honest review of the Millennium Falcon Floral Tank Top and the Darth Vader Floral Tank Top – both of which he is modeling in the accompanying photos of this post (doesn’t he make such a handsome model?).
    “I’ve certainly received plenty of compliments on the tank tops. Probably the best thing about them is the subtle addition of the Star Wars characters and vehicles with the Hawaiian floral design. Many of my friends have had to take a moment before realizing what was on my shirt and then burst out with the “That is AMAZING!” laugh. The fit is also great. Being a tall and slender guy, I often find that getting the small sizes of tank tops are either too short for my torso or that the medium sizes are too large around my waist, these however (which are both smalls), fit great.
    My small bit of criticism towards the shirts is the variation in pixel resolution for each design element. Clearly they are not all the same DPI, as some objects look very grainy or blurry, while others are very clear and crisp, and so the various elements really do not match up that well. Another minor note that a friend pointed out (yes, this is for the most hardcore Star Wars fans) is that the Millennium Falcon is indeed reversed. The cockpit should be on the right side.
    In the big scheme of things, these are Hawaiian print Star Wars summer tank tops, and living in Southern California and always being surrounded by a bunch of fellow Star Wars nerds, it couldn’t be a cooler addition to my wardrobe.”

    These are definitely girlfriend approved! To check out the rest of the Star Wars x On the Byas collection click HERE!

    What do you think about these tank tops?