San Diego Comic Con 2012 [Recap]

Posted by Brett Cohen

Another year, another con. San Diego Comic Con 2012 was another resounding success.

The booth looked great. We sold a ton of books. We had a successful book signing. We spotted some celebrities. And, saw some pretty great costumes. See the gallery below for a bunch of our photos.

Highlights included:

– Our booth was overrun with people looking to snag our "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster promoting The Last Policeman.
– Several people performed "The Lenticular Waltz" as they rocked back and forth to watch the Professor Gargoyle cover morph.
– Ransom Riggs signed copies of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children while a woman dressed as the book's cover girl kept the line in order. Also, the booth staff dressed in PECULIAR shirts.
– I got my photo taken with an actual hoverboard… that didn't actually hover.
– We saw a comic-con kismet moment as a man dressed as slave Leia stumbled upon a woman dressed as Han Solo right in front of our booth. Naturally, an onslaught of photographs ensued.

Noteworthy quotes: 

– A teenage boy held The Batman Handbook and said…"I might be back. I have to choose between buying this book and eating. I only have $10." (Amazingly, he later came back and bought the book.)
– A woman points to Penis Pokey and said…"If I had a weiner, I'd stick it in that book. Heck, if I had a weiner I'd stick it in anything."
– A woman asked Ransom Riggs to sign her badge using the moniker "Handsome Ransom Riggs".

Only at Comic-Con, right? As I said, it was a great show. Follow my Only at Comic-Con Pinterest board for year-round photos from the show.

Brett Cohen

Brett Cohen

Brett likes his vodka on the rocks, his meat on the grill, and his Sundays on the couch watching football.  As VP, he likes Quirk’s projects to deliver on time, the P&Ls to be on budget, and sales to exceed expectations. He's the author of Stuff Every Man Should KnowStuff Every Dad Should Know and the co-author of Recipes Every Man Should Know.