Tuesday, July 27, 2010

San Diego Comic Con Awesomeness!

I just got back from this past weekend's San Diego Comic Convention. It was an awesome experience being in the epicenter of all things geeky. While it seems like the con is now focused on movies, television shows and video games, I still managed to find some cool stuff that us table-top wargamers would be into.

First off, I got to meet the man himself, Dan Abnett. Here's a picture of us (ya we're BFF):

He was a really nice guy and seemed genuinely happy to be around his readers. Dan said that he's feeling a lot better after his recent health issues and he's excited about the upcoming release of the next Horus Heresy novel, Prospero Burns. I got him to sign my copy of Horus Rising and a little promotional picture of the upcoming Ultramarine movie.

Despite GW having almost no presence at the San Diego Con I was surprised to see quite a few Warhammer 40K fans dressed up in sweet looking costumes. Here are a couple of Death Korps cosplayers:

I found some Dust Tactics mini's on display as well. I think the walker-tanks look totally cool:

The actual troop miniatures are nice as well:

Finally, I have to give props to Privateer Press. Just for showing up and having a presence at the big show is impressive to me. From a promotional standpoint, it seems like they're doing a lot of things right. I couldn't resist buying the Voltron miniature game boxed set along with their comic con exclusive Lotron figure. Here's an amazing display they made for the Monsterpocalypse game:

Overall, the San Diego Convention was a amazing. I'm already looking forward to next year's show. Hopefully I'll see you folks there!