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I Survived Comic-Con

I Survived Comic-Con

A NJ transplant living in SoCal, Nicole Standley, digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley

I did it! I finally made it to Comic-Con. I’ve wanted to go for so many years only to have it sell out every single time. I never considered myself well versed in animation and I never made it past Return of the Jedi, but for some reason I had a strong desire to “geek out” as much as possible and see what the hype was all about. So when I received an email from a friend asking me if I’d like to be her +1 because she was being featured on a panel for the upcoming web series,¬†Effin with Tonight,¬†staring Rules of Engagement star, Patrick Warburton on Sony’s, I jumped at the chance. I couldn’t control myself. I channeled my inner Freddie Mercury and burst into, “Flash AhhHaa…Defender of the Universe!” I’m going to Comic-Con B*tches!

Photo credit: Shannon Cottrell

Talk about feeling pops, not only was I getting my own super special credentials, but I was now going to be the guest to the super talented and hysterically funny, Rachel Butera. Many might know Rachel from her dead-on impersonations featured regularly on The Howard Stern Show, while others probably have caught her stand-up act at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Regardless, the morning after seeing her I felt like I did 5,000 sit-ups because my stomach muscles were beyond sore from laughing so hard. Remind me one day to tell you all about Oprah’s money, Jason Lee, Jennifer Aniston’s bod and skin holes…


Answer to FAQ: No, I did not get dressed up.

But these people did and here are a couple favorites of the show…

I’m proud to say I came, saw and conquered this beast. There is so much that I am still trying to process because the sensory overload immediately kicked my ADD in overdrive! I’m still surprised at the amount of people. There were swarms of people all throughout the streets of the Gaslamp District at any given time. Whether it was for a party, parade or demonstration, I have never in my life seen as many people. And friends…I grew up going to NYC at Christmastime.

I wish I had the opportunity to do a little more while I was down there; however because I registered late I missed the deadline for some panels and didn’t have enough time to do the recon I typically do for expos. I did get more familiar with the layout, vibe and schedules so one thing is fo’ sho’…I’ll be doing this all over again in a heartbeat come 2012!

If you are ever going to attend Comic-Con, who would you dress up as?

– Nicole

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Founder + Editor-In-Chief, Nicole is a NJ transplant living in SoCal, who digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley

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