Dallas Comic Con 2016: Part Two

In addition to a great Con floor, Dallas Comic Con offered up some great cosplay!  Scout and I hit the floor on day one with Star Wars cosplay, Scout as Finn and me as Han.  Our friend, Troy, was ObiWan.  I was so glad we chose to go for a Star Wars day because on the floor was a landspeeder photo op.  For a few bucks, we got to get in the speeder and take some pictures with a Storm Trooper.  Here is just a sampling of the silliness that ensued:

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As you can see, Scout has a lead foot and got us pulled over for speeding.  Can’t wait to teach her how to drive!

Day two, Scout and I were Star Lord and Rocket.  This is the first cosplay that we came up with completely on our own, so we really love to rerun this cosplay.  Troy was Doctor Nemesis.  Rocket prevailed…

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The Con floor had a nice red carpet area to show off your cosplay as well.

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There was one pro booth for cosplay photos.  SuperHeroPhotos.com.  Click on the link for more info.  Here are the pics that we had done:

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I love how these turned out!  If Super Hero Photos has a booth at your local Con, get some pics done!

As you can see, we had a fantastic time at this Con.  This might need to become a regular thing with us.  Next up, WonderCon!

Love, Kim and Scout

My 5 Core Values of Blogging

Tony B. Kim talked about this here blog on Crazy4ComicCon.com today. I’m so excited about this! Besides that, he makes some great points about blogging and how to get started and build an audience. Con season is in full swing, so get bloggin!

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As the convention season ramps up and as we approach the San Diego Comic-Con, I regularly get asked about blogging advice. What I love about our geek community is how our fandom inspires us to express our thoughts through social media, Youtube and writing original web content. Comic-Con has been a great inspiration for many of us to create a platform to share our ideas and bring our tribe closer together. It has always been my dream to inspire as many fellow nerds to create/blog/podcast/tweets in the name of fandom. However, as many of you know, starting a blog is easy, sustaining it with a growing audience is HARD. What started out with a few of your ambitious friends has degenerated into just you posting once a month. I feel your pain. It’s not easy and sometimes it feels easier to just quit. Well, here are a few lessons I’ve…

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Raisingaheronotavillain.com Turns 2 (months, that is)…A Recap!

So, here we are, two months into Raisingaheronotavillain.com!  Scout and I just wanted to take this time on our two month anniversary to thank each and every one of you for stopping by and reading our posts.  We are super grateful for your encouragement and support.

We are just getting started!  We have lots planned for future posts.  Scout and I have quite a year in geeky adventures to share with you.  Coming soon will be the second part of our trip to Dallas Comic Con and our trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Hollywood!  After that, WonderCon, where we have two new cosplays to debut and then off to “Nerd Camp” aka SDCC!

So, to recap the first two months of this blog, here are some pics of Outfits of the Day, Articles, Fashion Alerts, etc.  Please refer to the Find It Here Guide, which I am constantly updating for links to other great blogs and shopping.

Fashion Alerts:

Disney Store for great t-shirts

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Deadpool and PPZ movie fashions

New Barbies!

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Outfits of the Day:

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Articles:

Selfies and Captain America

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Please stay tuned for more!

Love, Kim and Scout

Dallas Comic Con 2016- Part One

OK, so the first Con of the year is done!  Scout and I had a fantastic time!  To recap:

I grew up in Arkansas and a few of my oldest and dearest friends still live in Arkansas and in the South.  We went to SDCC a few years ago together and had a blast.  As the years went by, we kept trying to synch up and go to another Con together without success.  Life happens.  So, when I noticed that they got together for the Dallas Comic Cons (they have two a year), and Scout’s birthday trip was coming up, we pulled the trigger on making the trip to Dallas.

The Con we attended is the smaller of the two.  I expected something LBCC sized, but got more Comikaze sized instead.  Nice surprise.

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Irving, Texas- Home of Dallas Comic Con

The panel situation there was a bit different.  There is way more emphasis on meet and greet opportunities with celebrities.  These experiences are a separate ticket, but you are guaranteed to meet the celebrity, take a picture with them and get an autograph.  I think that is definitely worth the money.

The main ballroom had Q and A sessions with various celebrities rather than the cast of a movie or television show.  I was unable to attend these sessions due to time, but my friends saw John Barrowman and said he was fantastic!

This Con is a big cosplay con.  The cosplay competition was wonderful.  So many talented cosplayers in that part of our country.  I did not envy the judges having to award the best in show to just one cosplay.

The show floor was also a bit different.  There wasn’t a dedicated Artists’ Alley, instead the artists and small publishers were mixed in with all the other booths.  This does have its advantages.  The floor was relatively small, so the artists had guaranteed foot traffic.

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Scout and I really loved the vendors that Dallas had to offer.  Lot’s of fashion, jewelry and accessories.  We took full advantage!

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Cowboy hats for sale at a con?  Well, it IS Dallas after all.

We also had an endless supply of Funko Pops to choose from at several booths.

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OK, so we bought a few…

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Part Two of our experience, I will go into more detail on the cosplay experience!

Love, Kim and Scout