Saturday morning found me standing across from the convention center looking at the way the trolleys were wrapped. Kudos to Agents of Shield and Gotham for doing a great job on this. the graphics were bright, bold and stood out.
Since I had some time before my first event of the morning, so I wondered around the front of the convention center taking photos of people in costume.
The first event of the day was a booth signing with the cast of American Dad.
It went really smoothly and gave me plenty of time to head up to the Horton Theatre for a quick press line and panel on Hercules with Lou Ferrigno, Mark Christopher Lawrence and John Hennigan.
Then time started to get tight. It was tough heading back to the convention center as the crowds downtown had started to bet bigger and the real crazy people had started to come out.
Back at the Fox booth, it was time for the Sleepy Hollow cast. this went really well even with the huge number of people.
I really like photographing the talent in this show. They don’t take themselves very seriously and they really seem to love their fans. Once the signing was over, it was time to run over to the Hilton and photograph the cast of Salem during their press line.
Then it was time for the biggest event of the day for me, the cast of Gotham at the Gotham zip line located between the convention center and the Hilton. Because I was working for Fox, I had great access to the cast as they arrived, signed autographs and posed for photos with fans. Then there was a photo lineup followed by some of the cast actually doing the zip line.
After most of the press had packed up and left, there was another photo opportunity with the cast and studio executives.
7pm on a Saturday night and the convention center was still hopping. Some great costumes captured as I headed over to the IFF or Independent Film Festival at the Marriott.
Caught Brett Stimely sat his screening of Ray Bradbury’s Kaleidoscope. Here is he posing with actor John Hennigan before the movie.
That wrapped up Saturday. A couple of hours sleep and it was time to kick off the last day of Comic Con for 2014. It is a bittersweet feeling. I was tired and worn out but also sad that the excitement and action would soon be over for another year.
My Sunday did not start out well.
We took the bus over to the convention center and as I got off the bus in front of hall C, I lost my Comic Con badge off the lanyard. Between the bus and the door, my pass had disappeared. This was not the way I want my final day at Comic Con to start and with three events to shoot, I needed to deal with this ASAP.
I went and talked to the staff at the professional help desk who managed to get the whole thing sorted out. I hope that whoever picked up my badge turned it in.
Back in the convention center I checked into the booth, The photo below were some of the great staff I worked with over the week. Since my wife was with me, we went and checked out the booth of our friend Ted over at Puna Press.
Then it was time for the first signing of the day. This time it was the Strain, an FX thriller with a large cast. We had a bunch of great moments with them and I had a real geek moment when I got to photograph Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse together.
If you have seen the poster for the Strain, then you will understand the photo below. It’s pretty disturbing.
With some free time I wondered around the convention taking photos. Costumes, gamers, t-shirts and figurines.
the big booth signing of the day was the Sons Of Anarchy. They always draw a huge crowd both in line and just those who just want to see the cast up close.
Maybe one of my favorite moments of the whole weekend was when i was asked to take a full cast photo in the Fox / FX booth. We placed the whole cast on the stairs and I had about 5 seconds to get a frame. I love this moment.
Right after the SOA booth signing, the cast of the Following had a booth signing. Back to back casts with a huge draw kept me hoping right up to 4:30.
With 30 minutes until Comic Con came to an end I went and got a final set of images before walking up to The Field for a final beer.
Another Comic Con in the books.
Nothing left to do but download the images, back up the files, clean the cameras and start planning for Comic Con 2015…..