Fun at Denver Comic Con

By Piper Bayard

DD and her friend, Livi, pulled me to my first Comic Con, and it was a hoot!

We arrived almost two hours late, and the lines to get in were still substantial.

DD and Livi dressed as UltraViolet and a bow-tied Dr. Who fan, respectively, on the first night.

DD went steampunk on Day Two.

Two of the first celebrities we saw were Han Solo and Princess Leia.

We also saw Star Gate Command . . .

Iconic cars . . .

And a number of people who once more proved that Spandex is a privilege, it is not a right. I spared myself (and you) those pictures.

We also found evidence that typos are not limited to my blogs or even to this plane of existence.

This isn’t a great picture of the poster. . . . Perhaps with another whetstone.

There were a number of outstanding costumes, but the best ones seemed to be on the guys.

But the biggest hit of the night? Had to be the Peeping Tom Bear outside the convention center. This bear had nothing to do with Comic Con, and everything to do with our taxpayer dollars at work. Oh, well. It gave me a laugh.

Have you ever been to a Comic Con or anything like it? 

Speaking of science and science fiction, my friend and New York Times best selling author of the Sigma Force series, James Rollins, will be holding a live chat session tomorrow, June 19, at 3 p.m. EST. A rare chance to hang out with this veterinarian turned world famous author and ask him any questions you like. See below for links and more specific time information.

All the best to all of you for maintaining appropriate use of Spandex.


32 comments on “Fun at Denver Comic Con

  1. Looked fun, Piper. I went to a conference at that facility with the big peeping bear. Nice place.

    It’s is incorrect on the poster as well, right?

  2. Did you not dress? You must have looked like a freak! 😉 Glad you had a great time.

    • Piper Bayard says:

      LOL. Funny you should ask that. I actually wanted to dress up, but teen angst took the day. “No, Mom! OMG! Are you trying to embarrass me!?!” I figured it was her event and let it go. That and I didn’t have time to put together a really good costume, which mattered just as much. 🙂

  3. Tammy Salyer says:

    That’s the greatest Princess Leia costume EVER!

  4. Running from Hell with El says:

    This made me grin. Especially the bear (ha I started to type beer–so glad I caught that!).

    The closest thing I’ve been to this is the car show here in DC. I am a car buff. In fact, I used to sell cars, so for me, heaven involves cars. A lot of them. An M3 is my Hans Solo. Yep.

  5. Go Jules Go says:

    Ha! This is so fantastic! I’m glad you had fun. And once again I feel I want to quote you on a bumper sticker: “Spandex is a privilege, it is not a right.”

  6. susielindau says:

    Too funny!
    I will check out the chat!

  7. Dana Britt says:

    LOL fun times! Bravo to you for joining in the fun with your teen–my two are gearing up for the might GenCon coming up in August. Thanks for both sharing and sparing! 😉

  8. We go to Comic-Con in San Diego every year. We don’t have the huge bear, but it is a whole lot bigger than Denver’s CC. Lots of freaks and geeks, as we like to say. We’re in the geek crowd, but every so often I drift over to the freak section. It’s always way too much fun.

    I love your daughter’s steampunk costume. Last year I saw the cutest little steampunk pug. On a Harley, no less! Next year you need to dress up. Don’t let those teens say no, it’s too much fun!

  9. K.B. Owen says:

    What fab pics! Looks like a great time. And you’re right – the guys seemed to run away with the costumes, LOL. Kind of the “dark side” of the Force, if you know what I mean. 😉 Thanks for the grins, Piper!

  10. Looks like a very good time had by all – great pix.

    We get ’em in Wellington with a heavy Weta Workshop focus, usually flogging Dr Grordbort’s steampunk ray guns, but I confess I’ve never been. My teenage niece goes regularly to the equivalent in the Netherlands & has great fun. It’s themed over there, usually some fantasy focus & held in the grounds of an 1890s Dutch folly-chateau-castle which, in true Python fashion, actually is collapsing into its own moat.

  11. Jane Sadek says:

    One night we showed up at the Dallas Hyatt Regency for drinks, unaware that Comic Con was underway. A very strange evening.

  12. Jess Witkins says:

    I’m with Renee, sad to see you didn’t dress up. But I wouldn’t want your daughter to be ridiculed, not at Comic Con! 😉

    These pictures are awesome! And the Han Solo and Leia remind me of a Halloween where a couple friend of mine dressed opposite sex as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Pretty funny! Love it!

  13. Donna Newton says:

    Fabulous! We used to take Megn to the Buffy conventions. She spoke with ‘Spike’ and ended up on stage with him. They are geeky things, but soooo much fun 🙂

    • Piper Bayard says:

      OMG! She was on stage with Spike? How cool is that?

      Marsters was at the Denver Comic Con, but we didn’t even see him, much less get near him. Apparently, he didn’t get my email about me basing a character on Spike in my WIP, and how I really needed to spend an evening with him picking his brain. Can’t imagine why he didn’t jump on that opportunity. 🙂

  14. […] July 12 – 15th Comic-Con! Not only will I get to hang out with Debra Kristi, there will also be incredible author panels, celebrities (Nathan Fillion, I’m waiting for my close up!), and cool toys/books/shirts to check out. If you’ve never been to the San Diego Comic-Con, it’s a wild adventure. Yes, pictures will be posted. You just won’t believe some of the costumes folks wear. Last year I saw a Steampunk Pug on a Harley Davidson. It was awesome! For a little teaser, check out Piper Bayard’s post on the Denver Comic-Con here. […]

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