The effect was pretty cool.
Happyboy went as Moon Knight, which was pretty easy--a silver moon on a a black morphsuit with a white cape. The little one, Rose, had a pretty tough costume--she was a Dr. Who Dalek!
Pretty intimidating kids.
We went without Rose the first day, so that we could see the Jon Barrowman/Eve Myles Torchwood Reunion panel--which we barely made it into. It was fairly awesome. They were funny, charming, and just a little bit risqué! It was great! But the staff hadn't planned for the 600 people who showed up for a room that seats 350. We were packed in like sardines waiting for them to let us come in, and the reality was that we might not get in. Luckily, we had had the foresight to eat lunch before we came, to spend time on the floor seeing what we wanted to see so that we could get in line an hour early, and to bring our own water so that when we were packed in like said sardines we wouldn't die of dehydration. Luckily for us--we made it in. But there were at least 200 who didn't.
The panel was the highlight of our day, though this was pretty cool:
The second day, we went as a family. It was a little tougher to keep track of Rose, but such a fun time! We again ate before we went, and I packed a couple of gluten free snacks in my bag. We did the kids' costume contest first! Then we went straight downstairs and took a family picture. When Rose got a little fussy, I took her for a snack and then let her run around in the back area for a little while, while Coffeeguy and PG went for a walk around the Comic Con floor. We all met up a little later. We even got a picture with JB:
And Coffeeguy took this:
Proof that my teenager still loves her mama.
While waiting for our photo to be developed, the kids--even Rose--and I decided to help the volunteers out by removing the tape from the autograph room floor. The two solo volunteers assigned to that project were extremely grateful, as we finished an all-night project in just about 45 minutes.
All in all, though it was pretty crowded and there were a few glitches (not enough seating for Jon Barrowman, for one, and a very crowded venue for another), it was a super fun experience! And we got to make this: