Southern climes

After a couple of days in southern California I am still not entirely sure what to make of it. However, when one goes strictly for the fannish experience of Comic Con and follows it up with a tour of the WB studios, I am sure this is only one particular slice of the experience. Or is it? It all seems enticing and curious yet placeless at the same time. The people are lovely, though. And fans are a brand of crazy I can (mostly) get behind. Walking through the Comic Con exhibit halls and lineups for panels I extrapolated back to the frenzy of getting into Sock Summit last year and the energy of being there…and yeah. Not entirely unlike each other.

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It is sort of like being inside the internet, but not exactly. It is like interacting with your favourite television shows, but not exactly. In a mostly good way, I think, but at the very least the sunshine and dry air and people are real. Which is great.

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Today is one more day of road tripping, a stop at the famed Hearst castle, and some car music and knitting time. And then it will be back east again, where reality awaits me.

Screw reality.

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  1. I’m so jealous! I’ve only ever gone to Otacon a few times, in MD, and I’d kill to go to SDCC! While I love just seeing everybody in costume, what really makes the experience is going with friends that fuel fangirlyness.

    I love the picture of the Central Perk board! I’ve been watching Friends at the gym the past month, and have been missing the 90’s.

  2. oh, if you are going to Hearst Castle be sure to stop at the beach along the way — it’s so lovely up there and the tour of Hearst Castle is fascinating!

  3. What? You’re not coming to the Bay?

  4. wow, you have been to some fantastic places!

  5. Nebraska Knitter

    Yes, I agree with reality thing- it is overrated.

  6. Hi there. I just discovered your blog today and I love it! Great stuff, great pics and a good read. Look forward to your next completed project!

  7. Hearst Castle is rather strange and otherworldly too. That’s a neat bit of coastline.

  8. Laura

    Lovely post.
    And I love your blog as well.
    Thanks from Brazil. ;)

  9. Marjorie

    You are a lucky, LUKY girl!!! My daughter is so looking forward to going to the Anime Evolution convention in August, which is the closest thing any of my family have gotten to ComicCon. There’s no place in the world like Southern Calif – which I mostly think is a good thing!! lol Bring back lots of cool memories please – no duty on them.