Trapped between Doc Ock and Spidey! Boston Comic Con Photojournal.

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Trapped between Doc Ock and Spidey!

The Boston Comic Con was busy, busy, busy. At one point during Saturday afternoon, I emerged from the already packed Seaport Convention Center to find that the line outside was stretched all the way around the giant building, at least five city-blocks worth of people waiting to get into a building already crammed with a few thousand more.

Crowds aside, I had a good time and sold several copies of VampCon and gave away about 250 fliers for the book.  I also got to talk to some other artists and writers. I also had time to take a few pictures. Check them out below!

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The seaport area offers a nice view of Downtown Boston.

The seaport area offers a nice view of Downtown Boston.

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A side view of the Seaport Convention Center, site of the Boston Comic Con 2013. It's huge and bound by the ocean on three sides. And yes, cruise ships use her as a parking lot.

A side view of the Seaport Convention Center, site of the Boston Comic Con 2013. It’s huge and bound by the ocean on three sides. And yes, cruise ships use her as a parking lot.

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And here is a photo of a local establishment for my frequent blog readers: Bob Atkinson and Tim Taylor.

And here is a photo of a local establishment for my frequent blog readers: Bob Atkinson and Tim Taylor.

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The morning started off on the quiet side, but things picked up quickly.

The morning started off on the quiet side, but things picked up quickly.

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Soon, all sorts of people in all sorts of costumes were streaming in.

Soon, all sorts of people in all sorts of costumes were streaming in.

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It's hard to convey just how big the hall is (the Seaport also hosts boat and RV shows), but this shot (takes before the doors officially opened) gives a reasonable sense.

It’s hard to convey just how big the hall is (the Seaport also hosts boat and RV shows), but this shot (taken before the doors officially opened) gives a reasonable sense. What you see is only a fraction of the interior.

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Setting up ye olde vendor table.

Setting up ye olde vendor table.

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Me "personing" a table at Boston Comic Con. I am wearing my favorite, lucky Fahrenheit 451 shirt.

Me “personing” a table at Boston Comic Con. I am wearing my favorite, lucky Fahrenheit 451 shirt.

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My awesome friend Jenny came along to help me out. It's hard being at these tables 9 hours straight without someone else.

My awesome friend Jenny came along to help me out. It’s hard being at these tables 9 hours straight without someone else.

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A vendor's-eye view.

A vendor’s-eye view.

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The packed hall, 1

The packed hall, 1

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The packed hall, 2

The packed hall, 2

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The packed hall, 3

The packed hall, 3

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And, of course, the visual highlight of any comic book or fantasy convention are the costumes. Here is a Star Wars storm trooper arresting someone.

And, of course, the visual highlight of any comic book or fantasy convention are the costumes. Here is a Star Wars storm trooper arresting someone.

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Two of Neil Gaiman's comic book creations come to life: Ladies Death and Delirium.

Two of Neil Gaiman’s comic book creations come to life: Ladies Death and Delirium.

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Hellboy and a pal.

Hellboy and a pal.

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Shredder, bad guy to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (With some apologies for his armpit hair).

Shredder, bad guy to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (With some apologies for his armpit hair).

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I think this sober-looking fellow is Blade, but I am not 100% sure.

I think this sober-looking fellow is Blade, but I am not 100% sure.

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I think this guy was a soldier from Halo. He has a dark costume on a dark background, sorry!

I think this guy was a soldier from Halo. He has a dark costume on a dark background, sorry!

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This Spiderman had some very impressive "webs". They are actually entirely solid, but work really well for still photos.

This Spiderman had some very impressive “webs”. They are actually entirely solid, but work really well for still photos.

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This Jabba the Hut was both a costume and photo-opp scenery. The body was covered with a fabric that reminded me of sleeping bag material, but the heads comes off, allowing someone to climb in and move the arms.

This Jabba the Hut was both a costume and photo-opp scenery. The body was covered with a fabric that reminded me of sleeping bag material, but the heads comes off, allowing someone to climb in and move the arms.

And saving the most impressive outfit for last here:

My picture does not do this Transformers Bumblebee costume justice. It huge, unbelievable and he was mobbed by people taking his picture. See the video link below.

My picture does not do this Transformers Bumblebee costume justice. It huge, unbelievable and he was mobbed by people taking his picture. See the video link below.

Click here to get a better view of this guy in his Bumblebee costume.

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About Armand Inezian

Armand Inezian is an English instructor by day, and a grant administrator by later-in-the-day, and a writer by night! VampCon- a dark, fantasy thriller- is his first novel. He resides in Boston with his wife, two children, three cats, and one house that needs a lot of work.
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2 Responses to Trapped between Doc Ock and Spidey! Boston Comic Con Photojournal.

  1. timctaylor says:

    Looks like an awesome event. I loved the idea of an uisce beatha ATM. I’m old enough to remember the days when the hole-in-the-wall machines only doled out cash 🙂

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