Welcome to our exclusive C2E2 Day 2 recap. While the period for early entry was shorter today, it was definitely worth it. Once the show opened to the general public it became packed. Much of the stuff I had seen yesterday and thought about buying today was quickly snatched up. There were two to three times as many people on Saturday as there had been the day before.
I stopped back by the Mattel booth as one of my first stops to get a few more pictures of stuff I had missed the day before or didn’t get great shots of. Also took a picture of Catra’s bio after some convincing of someone in the booth had caused them to turn the package around so people could see it. Matty quickly beat me to the punch though, posting it to their Facebook.
To bookend what I said yesterday, Mattel really should have had regular versions of the Ghostbusters available. They would have sold quite well I think. JLU was barely moving at all. Definitely seems that everyone is apathetic to JLU these days.
I mostly took Cosplay pics as there were a ton more people in costume today. I saw a new Power Girl (different than yesterday’s) and she was actually better I think. No pantyhose/tights on this one, which is pretty ballsy. I only saw her once though, so she didn’t quite know how to master getting everyone in the con to pay attention to her like the girl the day previous. I suspect had Power Girl A and Power Girl B had a wrestling match in their costumes, they would have drawn a crowd sizeable to C2E2.
Which brings me to the realization that there are a ton of people in costumes but I swear it seemed like 60/40 in favor of women in costumes. I really wasn’t trying to be a pervy guy taking photos (GF noticed several guys doing this, no surprise) but I kept running into women in cool costumes. Moreso than the men. Kudos ladies.
Some of my favorites were the old school Batman/Superman combo. Both guys looked to be near 50, but were in vintage era shape. It made their costumes seem more authentic in that sense. Like if 1960’s wrestlers played Batman and Superman. I also noticed the really bizarre practice of making someone in your group take a picture with the character/cosplayer. It made it almost impossible to get clean shots of many people.
The Godzilla costume was pretty awesome. I believe I’ve seen it before on the net, but was pretty fun to see in person. Poor guy was sweating a ton, though. There were about 8 Monarch Henchmen running around the con, but only one really shoddy looking Monarch. No Dr. Girlfriends either. There was a pretty sexy Asian girl donning a Sailor Moon outfit, but I opted to take pictures of the guy in the Sailor Moon outfit instead.
The Thor Panel was okay, but it was clear the guy playing Thor wasn’t chosen for his fondness for comics. He was a nice guy though. The Walking Dead panel was a blast with Jon Bernthal (The guy who plays Shane) making everyone laugh for about 5 minutes straight as he tried to explain a process of acting and ended up making one sexual pun after another. Not intentionally mind you. He eventually threw his hands up in the air, giving up in jest. The actors were polar opposite though, with his female costar being very serious. There was also a room set up for several hundred (but only ever had about 50 guys) for live Dungeons and Dragons playing. These were where the real nerds hung out.
Even though Day 2 was a lot more hectic, I definitely enjoyed myself more. It was very, very crowded on Day 2. Met up with a couple of the Orccacast guys. We made fun of Mattel in their own booth. We did it out of love, of course. The panels were fun, if not terrible informative (lots of people ask really absurd and downright dumb questions in these things) and I managed to snag some Doctor Who figures. Nothing rare, just stuff I have held off on buying. Tomorrow I’ll post up my final thoughts and recap along with any leftover goodies.
Here’s a link to more photos though, nearly 120 in all including tons that weren’t posted up here. Sexy cosplay girls, Mattel and Diamond toys, neat Star Wars stuff and all sorts of comic nerdery: C2E2 Day 2 Gallery