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My first time at the LA Comic Con

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

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The Young Bucks and Karla Gutierrez posing for a photo

Stan Lee Comic Con, also known as Los Angeles Comic Con, was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center Oct. 27 to 29. I’ve only been to the Bakersfield Comic Con, so I thought it would be interesting to go outside of my Bakersfield bubble and go to this convention. Plus, some of my favorite people were going to be there like Stan Lee and Pee-wee Herman; there were also going to be independent pro wrestlers like the Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa, etc., who I am a big fan of.

I thought it was going to be confusing on where everything was, but that wasn’t the case at all. They led people to where they needed to go and had noticeable signs for whatever the case may be.

I knew they were going to have exclusive stuff like POP! Vinyl, comic books, apparel, etc. They were very organized with a line to get exclusive goodies. I saw really creative costumes like King Boo from Mario, Bendy from Bendy and the Ink Machine, Teen Titans crew, etc. During the time as well, Stan Lee was actually doing a Q&A on the main stage.

I finally got to the front of the line and bought glow in the dark POP! Vinyl Ahsoka from “Star Wars Rebels”, Funko The Joker (Martha Wayne) Hot Topic Exclusive, and a limited Stan Lee Comic Con t-shirt. I was a smart thinker knowing that I was going to be sucked into purchasing exclusive stuff, so I brought coupons.

I got a bit lost on where the celebrities/artists were because they were hidden in the back of all the exhibitions, so I think they should fix that next year. Other than that, I did get to meet the people I went for. I made long conversation with all them and they were super nice. The line I had to wait the longest in was for the Young Bucks because they were probably the draw for the wrestling part of the convention. It was definitely worth the wait.

When waiting to meet the Young Bucks, I was on the lookout to see where else I could go since their panel wasn’t until later that day. There was a lot of voice actors like Sandy Fox who has played various characters from shows like “The Simpsons,” “Futurama,” etc. There was also Susanne Blakeslee who played Wanda from “The Fairy Odd Parents.” And one I actually got meet is Greg Baldwin who has voiced characters from “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” “Samurai Jack,” and my personal favorite Frank Fontaine from “BioShock.”

The cool part about Comic Cons are that people get to showcase their cosplays. I saw Rick and Morty, Samuri Jack, Batman, etc. and they won prizes for it too. Other people got to show how they made some of their creations.

The day ended with the wrestling panel that was held in the main stage and that was awesome because when does someone get to see a person get put through a table at a Comic Con. It was insane. People there that don’t watch wrestling probably thought it was weird or someone should be calling 911 because there was a fight. Everyone was safe at the end because they are professionals, after all.

I definitely recommend anyone to go to one of these conventions to get their minds off of things and just have fun.

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