July 15, 2012: Dark Matter at Comic Con!
July 15, 2012 by Joseph Mallozzi
I’m pleased to report that the Dark Matter signing was a rousing success. I actually made it to the booth on time, people actually showed up, and nobody standing in line stepped up to my counter to order a milkshake and fries. I met some great fans, chatted Stargate and Dark Matter, signed a few comic books, and gave away some swag. The winners…
Tiffany and David – winners of the SG-1 100th episode commemorative picture frame and keychain.
Eagle-eyed viewers may recognize Tiffany and David from their visit to the set of SGU back in November of 2010: http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/november-2-2010-new-sgu-snow-monkeys-pull-off-incredible-comeback-stargate-set-pics/
Sharon – winner of a signed copy of Resurgence (including sarcastic commentary). Finally! At least one person in Stargate garb. Including P-90!
Lucas – winner of a signed copy of Quest I (including sarcastic commentary).
Becky – winner of a signed copy of Resurgence (with sarcastic commentary) for her mom, Margo.
Eric, winner of the Atlantis box set.
Gary – winner of the Stargate match sticks (for his son, Thomas – a.k.a. Rodney McKay Jr.).
And some of the others who swung by to say hi -
Chris – blog regular Lisarrr’s brother!
Matt and Jay
Jessie and Nathan – a couple of Dark Horse boys.
Apologies to those whose pics I failed to snap (or whose photos didn’t do them justice). And thanks to everyone who came by. Also, a big thanks to the following people -
My ace editor, Patrick Thorpe.
Dark Horse Comics’ awesome Publicity Coordinator, Aub Driver.
And the woman who worked incredibly hard to plan, coordinate, and execute not only my signing but all of the Dark Horse Comic Con happenings, the amazing Kari Yadro, Dark Horse Events and Community Manager.
After the signing, Akemi and I walked the floor one final time.
Some of my favorite sights of my last day at Comic Con:
Fried shishito peppers at Nobu.
My peanut butter sundae at Ghirardelli’s.
Excelsior, true believer! It’s (almost) Stan Lee!
Akemi rushed over to have a picture taken with these…er…things. Anybody?
The Dynamic Duo.
The Dynamic Duo II. SPOOOOOOON!
Not sure. But I’m willing to give the comic book a shot.
Lou Anders introduced me to the incredibly talented Dave Seeley.
You can check out his amazing work here: Dave Seeley.com . Image Junkie . The Art of Dave Seeley
Again, not sure what she’s selling – but I’m getting one.
Poison Ivy and Penguin take down Robin.
Space Invader Zim(?).
Akemi and her buddy Spongebob.
Again, not sure what she’s selling…etc.
Trigun’s Vash the Stampede.
Mike (left) and Gary of Spike and Mike’s infamous Festival of Animation.
The crowds have been crazy.
We ended up back at Nobu for dinner where we were seated next to the friendliest family. We ended up striking up a conversation and chatting up through most of the meal. Husband David is a former professional basketball player now in business with mom, Estela (who, upon hearing I liked tongue tacos vowed to make me the best lengua I’ve ever had!), and wife Sofia who owns her own fashion boutique in town.
Our new San Diego friends!
Whew! I’m wiped. Now onto Vegas for some R&R!