Alamo City Comic Con, 2016

Hello lovely readers!

I hope you've all been doing exceptionally well because you all deserve wonderful things heading your way! Today I bring to you a post on the other "holiday" besides Thanksgiving that brings us all together, Comic Con Weekend.

Alamo City Comic Con hit my city a bit over a month ago and aside from the special memories I made it also is a full circle for my blog because it's the first thing I ever blogged about back in 2015. So, let's get started!


Day One: 

For Day One my brother and I didn't get to do much since we both a.) got off of work late and b.) I had a princess party to work that evening across town. Even though we were only there for roughly 4 hours, we still were able to roam around, meet vendors, and come up with an idea of the layout on how the Celebrity Corner looked like. 

I still managed to get some photos in of my diy Star Wars skirt because yes I have to dress up for every and any occasion. 


It was only fitting to photograph my skirt with Star Wars characters.

Day Two:

Day Two. Let day two be engraved in my heart forever because I still cry of joy from that day.

Seeing from the cover of this post, we decided to splurge a bit and buy the Hell's Kitchen VIP Pass that included meeting the stars of Marvel-Netflix's hit show, Daredevil. Let me give you some back story, while many young children were obsessed George Clooney's, Batman and Robin, and Val Kilmer's, Batman Forever, I was obsessed by Ben Affleck's, Daredevil (I was maybe 8 years old, give me a break).
 
So of course I had to rep my Marvel-filled day with a Black Widow circle skirt because why not?!

**Brace yourself for excessive exclamation points**


It began with meeting Mr. Foggy Nelson himself, Elden Henson. We spoke about schooling, film, theater, and just how to be cool.


And then, I lost my mind:

 
Jon Bernthal!!!!
 
When did I start fangirling over Jon Bernthal, I don't know, but all I know is that I was a giggling school girl when in his presence.


LOOK HOW MUCH WE SMILED IN EACH OTHERS PRESENCE!!! *swoon*


During the Daredevil panel. 

I was also lucky enough to meet Charlie Cox, but his management didn't allow for him to take unpurchased photographs. As Michelle Tanner would say, "How rude!"

After the panel, and getting our group photo ops, we decided to keep meeting celebs.


Kristy Swanson. You guys don't understand. She was my Wonder Woman growing up! Seeing the original Buffy was beyond my wildest dreams!! 

Of course, you can't go to ACCC without seeing some awesome cosplayers!






Of course I needed a photo with a Black Widow cosplayer with my Black Widow skirt.


Sean Pertwee from the TV show, Gotham.


Cory Michael Smith signing my poster. He's also in Gotham.


I must photograph myself in every photo stop ever. 

And to wrap up my Day Two:


Stick towards the end ;)

Day Three: 

Day Three, the crowds went down tremendously. This day we decided to treat it as a shopping day and also to talk to all the artists in Artist Boulevard. 

My brother and I bought a bunch of awesome artworks (mainly Disney for me and Comic Book related for him). 


One last round to use our VIP passes.


SO, story time! I told Jon that I never had a "real prom" nor a prom pose photo. He was glad to be put to the test and give me my first (and only) prom pose photo ever! Why is it so awkward (as if that pose isn't awkward enough...)? It went something like this: 
 Jon, "How do you do a prom pose?
Me, "I don't know. I've never done it."
Jon, "Oh, I think it goes something like this"

*proceeds to put his arms around me which led me to my early death*
 


San Antonio native Summer Glau was so sweet to talk to! We obviously needed to take a photo with her because *represent*. We also met her husband who was so awesome to talk to!! That guy is so hilarious and great. She's great. They're great. *sighs happily*


This guy spent roughly 9-11 months creating this Terminator T-2000 puppet. There was no way I was going to pass up not taking a photo with him and his artwork. 


Alamo City Comic Con was incredible this year. It helped having one under our belt so we knew what to do and where to go. We'll definitely return next year despite this years hiccups.

Have you attended ACCC or your towns Comic Con? Let me know how your experience went!

Until next time, my beautiful readers.


xo, 
Elizabeth

(And yes, this is my Christmas Card/ photo proudly kept on my car's dash.)

 
 
 
 
 





Orlando Trip, Day Four: Island of Adventure

Another Monday, another Opportunity!

Hello readers, today I finish my four part diary to my first trip to Orlando back in July. We visited the Magic Kingdom, traveled the world to Epcot, entered the magical world of Universal Studios Orlando, and now I finish it up with my last post: Island of Adventure.

Now IOA (Island of Adventure) is an interesting park. It combines some iconic rides from its sister park in Hollywood like Jurassic Park River Adventure, has a "toon" land, Marvel land, Dr. Seuss land, and of course an extension of the Wizarding World, Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle.


Let's dive right in!
  



Now, if you didn't notice, I made sure to Disneybound (definition found here) for every park I visited. Sure not all were Disney Parks, but I made sure to dress the part for Universal Studios Orlando and Island of Adventure. For Universal, I rep my House colors of Hufflepuff and for IOA I decided to dress as the one and only, Dr. Alan Grant, or in this case AlanA Grant.


The look couldn't be complete without some awesome T-Rex earrings which are now proudly called Terry Rex. 

  

In order to beat humidity, one must simply document outfits before getting on rides and ruining your makeup.




That raptor was NOT trained by Chris Pratt's, Owen.


"To Hogwarts or to Hogsmeade," what a Shakespearean tragedy of choice. 


Always choose the castle first. The castle is the outer facade for the attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and let me just say, no one should be forbidden from experiencing this ride because WOW!  The combination of old and new SFX are amazing, with actual textiled sets combined with 3-D screens. A truly must ride attraction when visiting the parks. Sam and I were so blown away from it we rode it twice!!


Hearing the students of our neighbor school's performing. 





Just like in Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade is full of so many details that make you feel like you've been transported to a Harry Potter film (had the Florida sun not deceived us). 
 

And now we say, "See You Later."

That's it! The end of our week in Orlando. We had a ton of fun and are dreaming up of our next trip soon! The parks are very different from their older sisters in the West Coast, but have a charm about them that must be discovered by all. 

Until next time!

xx,

Elizabeth


















Orlando Trip, Day Three: Universal Studios Orlando

Hello Monday!

It's been far too long since I last posted on here and I can't tell you how good it feels to be writing again! Work has truly kept me busy, but that's okay because I have great big adventures in the way.

Today I'm back to finish writing about my summer trip to Orlando because there needs to be more blogging about magical places!! You can read the first two parts of this four part series here and here. 

It's been a magical week or two since the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that it felt reasonable to post about my visit that has access to Diagon Alley, Universal Studios Orlando. Again, this post is not sponsored by anyone. This is a visual diary of mine that I share with the rest of you friends. Got it? Let's get started!


You know I had to take advantage of the sun light! Sam and I on our way to the park!



Ah, the beautiful entrance. I will say, it was a bit nostalgic seeing this golden arch after seeing its sister arch back in Hollywood for many years.


Definitely not the same exterior like in Universal Studios Hollywood.


Taking advantage of Snapchat's Geo-Filter. I'm not the only one in the hunt for all of them, right? I am? Oh, okay....Let's move on!




Lon Chaney's Make Up according to the sign next to these beautiful artifacts.


I've been obsessed with Universal Monsters and Alfred Hitchcock since a child (thank you USH), that seeing all of the movie props, costumes and makeup made me so giddy!


This museum/show gave me **feels**! It reminded me of the long, gone show "Studio Effects" attraction in USH, where now the new Transformers ride lives.


Terminator. I miss you in California!


I couldn't tell if it was hunger talking, but the food at Mel's was SO. GOOD.  



I'm *dead.* Seeing this attraction and getting on it again gave 5 year old Elizabeth so much happiness! This ride means a lot to my parents since it's one of the first rides we rode in USH when we went our first year.



Now comes the portion in the post where I lose my mind and post nothing but Diagon Alley photos. You have been warned.


Yes, you can meet the men in charge of the Knight Bus.


My *death my love* face once crossing the brick wall.



Baby breathes fire!! Protecting the future not-so-safe-since-our-dragon-left Gringotts Wizarding Bank.


The wand that chose me.



I'M NOW A WITCH!! 


Seriously, the details and love that was used to bring Wizarding World of Harry Potter to life is evident everywhere you turn. Bravo, artists!


Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts attraction is amazing! The waiting area is amazing. Simply ride this ride!




My first Butterbeer! So tasty when it's frozen in a hot July day.


Leaving Knockturn Alley because #NOPE to Death Eaters.


When a witch attempts to go Vogue. 



So many wands! Which means, yours is somewhere in there too!


Sad attempt at making magic.



Once we left Diagon Alley, we decided to go #vogue once more next to this cool mural in the park.


Bless the folks who asked if we wanted our picture taken together.


We had to leave the park early due to our shuttle, but we still covered 80% of the park on a busy day. We had tons of fun! I can't wait to share our last park visit,  Island of Adventure! Read my other park visits to Magic Kingdom and Epcot!

Thank you again for reading my blog! I'll see you next time my beautiful readers! 

xo, Elizabeth













 

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