I’m so sad — this is just terrible timing because a good chunk of the Bay Area’s superheroes are bound to be down in San Diego flexing their stuff at Comic-Con. (I know I will be and somebody thinks I’m a superhero — check out Mike Leavitt’s sculpture of me as part of his Art Army –)
I don't have little troll legs in real life. Or maybe nobody's had the heart to tell me before now...
I’ve got no idea why I’m Wonder Woman –I’ve always had a mad-on for Catwoman. But if you happen to be in San Francisco on Saturday and want a chance to wear your Superman Underoos out in public (or just oggle other people who do), now is your moment. The 1st Annual Superhero Street Fair is taking place Sat. July 25th, from 1pm to midnight, at Islais Creek Promenade, end of Indiana and Cesar Chavez. Admission is donation only, but it’s half price if you’re in costume.
I used to go to Balticon with my high school boyfriend and it was a big deal ’cause we’d get to run off to Baltimore and goof around. (If you don’t know, Balticon is a sci-fi convention that’s been going on forever. Okay actually I think it started in the 60s.) I love me some science fiction but it’s comic conventions that really rev my engine, and here in San Francisco we’re lucky enough to have a couple doozies. We get APE (the Alternative Press Expo) in November and Wondercon in February (so I can spurge and go “Hey, it’s my birthday, I get goodies!”). And if you feel like a road trip, just head on down to San Diego in the summer and hit Comic-con.
A couple years ago at Wondercon, my friends Michael and Andy and I stumbled upon Joss Whedon wandering the isles and proceeded to talk his ears off. He was a real sport. Can’t remember if that was before or after I got groped by a Jawa.
There are heaps of very pro looking costumes but honestly I like the homemade, the old school, and of course the tiny superheroes.
I love comics, I love people in costumes, I love how happy and excited everyone is at these things — it’s like a big party.