Comic Con Revolution 2024 Part One: Saturday

Comic Con Revolution 2024 Part One:  Saturday

We spent the weekend of May 18th and 19th in Ontario for our new favorite convention, Comic Con Revolution.  This was its 7th year, and for a fairly new con, it had an impressive lineup of guests.  The con is very big on comic books, animation, anime, Star Wars, cosplay and even wrestling.

Even before we entered the con, there was some serious fan signs.  We saw these cars in the parking lot.

And, like last year, they had a collection of cars from TV and movies, courtesy of

This year there were some new additions, like the ice cream truck from the video game, “Twisted Metal”.

And this Star Tours van.

At first I thought the driver was underaged, but it turns out he’s 50 years old.

We bought our tickets online ($50.00 for the weekend, pretty reasonable) so getting our badges was quick.  Our first order of business was to find the line for the wristbands needed to get into the “Star Wars:  Rebels” voice actor panel.  As you can see, the sign said the line would not start until 10:30 am.

When we got upstairs, there was already people sitting on the floor waiting for the wristbands.  This is the line we stood in to get a wristband to stand in line for the panel.  Some things at cons are getting complicated.

We had plenty of time before the panel, so we checked out the dealer’s room.  Last year we only went on Saturday and we didn’t get even halfway through it.  Lots of comic vendors, of course, but I was surprised by how many food vendors there were.  There was a fudge vendor, this olde fashioned soda vendor – which I remembered seeing at the watermelon festival last year…

And a vender selling beef jerky.  He was also selling this hot sauce, which turned out to be really good.  He handed out samples on nacho chips and I bought a bottle.

Kris wanted lunch, so we went out to the food trucks.  There were more trucks this year, including this Mexican one…

Wait, is that filet mignon?  On a food truck??

These are definitely not the roach coaches I grew up with.

Kris had a Smash Burger (I guess that’s a thing now?  Jack-in-the-box had one when we drove up on Friday.)  I had a few bites and it was good.  Wrecker enjoyed it, too.

Then we went to the “Star Wars:  Rebels” panel, hosted by Timothy Zahn, author of the Thrawn Trilogy.  Freddy Prince Jr., who voices Kanan Jarus, was supposed to be there, but at the last minute he had a family emergency.

Then we ended the day with the Adrienne Palicki panel.  She was interviewed by her big brother.  Among her many roles, she played played Commander Kelly Grason on, “The Orville” and Agent Bobbi Morse on, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

We had driven up on Friday night and stayed with an old friend of mine, Jessica.  She’s on the left. 

We spent Saturday night with her as well.  I’ve known her for at least 36 or 37 years.  We met when we both worked at Toyville.  In addition to a great con, we got to spend some time with a friend we usually just see at cons.  Well, I guess we saw her at a con again, but at least it wasn’t one at the LAX Marriott.

We also had dinner with my niece, Annie, and her boyfriend, Brent.  They live out that was as well.  They invited us for dinner and made homemade pasta and chicken for us.  She had just gotten a new mixer with a pasta making attachment and she gave me her old hand-cranked pasta maker.  Now I have some new kitchen experimenting to do.

Next week, Comic Con Revolution 2024 Part Two:  Sunday


218th blog completed.

First Steampunk novel:  76,696 words.  <– Past 76,000.  Goal:  80,000.

Second Steampunk novel: 783 words. 

Second Steampunk screenplay:  157 pages.

First Steampunk screenplay:  Need to update with notes from the novelization.

Third Steampunk screenplay:  38 pages.

“This weekend was a double hitter.  First on Friday was “Baked Mostaccioli”.   Don’t worry, I didn’t know how to pronounce it, either.

Despite the name, it came out really good.  Dennis used hot Italian sausage for a little extra kick.

And on Sunday was a real experiment, 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beer Bread.   How could a bread be any easier?  Just two ingredients!

To be honest, the bread did not rise anything like in the picture, but it was nevertheless good.  Kris hates the taste of beer and she liked it – because it didn’t taste like beer.  The recipe calls to set the slow cooker on high.  High on Dennis’ slow cooker is deep fry.  He set it on 350* for two hours and it worked perfectly.” – Vincent Reinhart

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