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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2012, 02:13:34 PM »
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Hello Everyone!  Finally joined as an official member since I've been stalking this forum for months.  This is my first time going to the Mothership and it's already been a mind blowing experience dealing with badges, hotels, etc.  Didn't get a badge for all the days but did luck out and got accepted as a Volunteer so I'll miss Preview night but will still get to be there for the rest of the week.  Got a hotel but like a lot of people not on my "wish list" - still hoping for a downtown location.

My partner and I are coming from Alaska (I know the heat is going to kill me!) and really hope we get to meet some or all of you!
Thanks so much to everyone who posts here regularly on all subjects - you don't realize how much you've helped this newb!!!


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Welcome to the forums, AlaskaRainbow!  (May I call you "Rain" for short?)  Ha ha.  Congratulations on becoming a CCI volunteer!  I'm sure you'll have a blast seeing what they do behind-the-scenes.

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Hi, Zero, great to see you here! :D

Thanks, Jun! ^_~  I think I'm going to start calling you that now. (Is that okay?) *laughs*
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2012, 04:03:57 PM »
Zero - You can call me anything you want as long as you don't call me late for dinner!! HAHA (gasping from laughing so hard) 
Sorry, that was pretty bad.

Thanks for the welcome messages - we have been consumed with Con Craziness since we made the decision last year to finally go instead of watching the coverage on G4 or jealously reading about it on the internets.  We keep saying this will probably be the only time we go because of the cost but I have a feeling I'll be on the plane heading back North in July and I'll be mumbling to myself as I pat my bag of cool swag - I want to go to there - Again!!   

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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2012, 04:12:20 PM »
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Zero - You can call me anything you want as long as you don't call me late for dinner!! HAHA (gasping from laughing so hard) 
Sorry, that was pretty bad.

Thanks for the welcome messages - we have been consumed with Con Craziness since we made the decision last year to finally go instead of watching the coverage on G4 or jealously reading about it on the internets.  We keep saying this will probably be the only time we go because of the cost but I have a feeling I'll be on the plane heading back North in July and I'll be mumbling to myself as I pat my bag of cool swag - I want to go to there - Again!!   

Cool!  "Rain," it is.  (I'm lazy, so I like to shorten usernames. *laughs*)  ;p

Ha ha, it's almost like an addiction... go to con once, and then you want to go back for more. 
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2012, 05:32:16 PM »
We'll keep an eye on things and let you know if hotels open up!

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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2012, 08:07:50 PM »
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  but I have a feeling I'll be on the plane heading back North in July and I'll be mumbling to myself as I pat my bag of cool swag - I want to go to there - Again!!
Don't worry Rain, the first decade is the hardest, after that its an easy decision to come back to The Con! And congrats on the volunteer, you will be on the early entry list for the volunteer pool now for future years, and will be able to sign up ahead of the crowd.
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2012, 08:41:42 PM »
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Don't worry Rain, the first decade is the hardest, after that its an easy decision to come back to The Con! And congrats on the volunteer, you will be on the early entry list for the volunteer pool now for future years, and will be able to sign up ahead of the crowd.

What?  You mean the first ten minutes of being at con didn't convince you to return for the following year? ;p


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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2012, 04:56:35 PM »
The COn is definitely an addiction. You go once, then you want to go next year and the next year... and if you were to miss it, you'd be eating your heart out wondering what you're missing!!!!

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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM »
Hello everyone, as you can tell my name is Kevin and this is my third SDCC (would have been going longer but it took me a decade to give up on any of my friends or family coming with me). Just so you don't think I'm in with the geek chic crowd I want you to know I've been collecting comic for 28 years (mostly Marvel, I have a full run of X-men). I primarily collect comics and limited edition statues and figures (like Hot Toys). This site is a great resource and I look forward to conversing with you all.
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2012, 01:38:14 PM »
It's great to see you here, Kevin! I've been going to Comic Con since 2008. Some years I go alone, some years I take some of my family. But I always meet up with friends while I'm there. For some of us, this is the one time each year that we see each other!

Geek Chic... really, who thought that up? Geeky stuff has *always* been the best! I mean back in the good old days, playing Nethack and D&D, reading comics that were actually fun instead of 'dark', collecting toys that were actually designed to be played with... *That* was cool!

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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #69 on: May 24, 2012, 01:51:32 PM »
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It's great to see you here, Kevin! I've been going to Comic Con since 2008. Some years I go alone, some years I take some of my family. But I always meet up with friends while I'm there. For some of us, this is the one time each year that we see each other!

Geek Chic... really, who thought that up? Geeky stuff has *always* been the best! I mean back in the good old days, playing Nethack and D&D, reading comics that were actually fun instead of 'dark', collecting toys that were actually designed to be played with... *That* was cool!

Oh, it's always been fun but there was also an undeserved social stigma attached to it, as if you couldn't be a normal and fully functional person if you were into scifi andcomics. I think that the increased popularity of video games and movies based on comic books has really started to alliviate some of that. Don't get me started on collecting toys that you play with, my mother gave away all of my Star Wars, He-Man and Transformers toys.
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #70 on: May 24, 2012, 01:58:03 PM »
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Don't get me started on collecting toys that you play with, my mother gave away all of my Star Wars, He-Man and Transformers toys.

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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #71 on: May 24, 2012, 02:11:48 PM »
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Oh, it's always been fun but there was also an undeserved social stigma attached to it, as if you couldn't be a normal and fully functional person if you were into scifi and comics.
i have been thinking of that a lot recently--of how it was and the general acceptance of peoples oddity's at the modern con's
regardless, welcome, i've enjoyed your posts-
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #72 on: May 24, 2012, 02:15:50 PM »
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Just so you don't think I'm in with the geek chic crowd I want you to know I've been collecting comic for 28 years (mostly Marvel, I have a full run of X-men).

Dude, you're the one who has over 40,000 comics, right?  That's a badge of honor around here.  :)

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i have been thinking of that a lot recently--of how it was and the general acceptance of peoples oddity's at the modern con's

Me too.  I've been starting my crusade that the world can call me of a nerd --or-- they can attend comic con/see the Avengers/etc, but not both.   :P
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #73 on: May 24, 2012, 02:30:32 PM »
Weird. I know girls know who claim "nerd" status since it's "cool" now to be a gamer chick or whatever and they think it makes them hot. That and all the people who wear non-prescription glasses. It's funny that Hollywood always thinks that the girl is suddenly hot when she removes her glasses but I've always thought the opposite that putting the glasses on makes them look hotter.

Anyways, hi and welcome to everyone. :D

And rather than introduce myself, I'll just let my random posts and comments in the various threads paint the overall picture of who...or what...I am. ;)
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Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
« Reply #74 on: May 24, 2012, 02:45:06 PM »
The glasses thing happens with guys too. I had a girl that I really liked say "Wow, you're actually cute without you glasses." I don't see how that works as I get all squinty eyed without them on, but to each their own.

And yes I am the guy with about 40k comics. I have a 8'x12' stoarge locker full of comic long boxes. ;D
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