A Trip to Comic-Con in Celebrity Tweets

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  07.27.09 | 4:06 PM ET

I’ll admit, I’ve never paid much attention to Comic-Con, San Diego’s annual geekfest spectacular. In fact, I’d never even heard of it until the teenage characters on “The O.C.” used it as a pretext for an illicit Tijuana road trip. But for thousands of people from across the U.S., and even around the world, it’s the travel event of the year—and this time around I too found myself following along, through the tweets of my favorite Hollywood celebrities.

Herewith, a brief, vicarious trip through the wacky world of the Con, from departure to exhausted arrival home:

@Jon_Favreau: Getting excited for the Con. Loading up the minivan. That’s right. I drive a fucking minivan. Deal with it.

@wilw: The legends are true: Comicon is packed to the walls with awesome.

@wilw: Just saw the coolest steampunk cosplayers I’ve ever seen. Not nearly as scary as Serious Business Stormshadow guy.

[Ed. note: If anyone can tell us what this statement means, we’d appreciate it.]

@wilw: Now: relaxing train ride with new comic books, a beer, my fellow geeks, and the sun setting over the ocean most of the way. #averygoodday

@NathanFillion: Comicon- seems like forever since we were together. We were good together, even after the kick to my junk. But I’ve started dating reality.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

4 Comments for A Trip to Comic-Con in Celebrity Tweets

Chris 07.28.09 | 9:52 AM ET

“If anyone can tell us what this statement means, wed appreciate it.”

Let me see if I can help. Cosplayers are people who make (and then wear to the con) costumes based on characters from anime, video games, etc. In the steampunk world they have a bunch of crazy technology based entirely on wood, brass and steam power. Stormshadow is a character from GI Joe. So, the people wearing steampunk costumes are cool and not scary like the guy with the stormshadow costume.

Not that I’m a geek or anything, I just, you know, heard it from somebody else.

Eva Holland 07.28.09 | 11:08 AM ET

Ha! Thanks for passing along that intel from “somebody else,” Chris. Appreciate the translation.

Chris 07.28.09 | 12:14 PM ET

Suzie 09.01.09 | 7:17 PM ET

I never knew this stuff existed and had a market.

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