Bucket List: San Diego Comic-Con

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I am a self-proclaimed nerd, not the nerd everyone is labeling themselves to be. I find that whenever I tell people that I love Star Trek, they say, “Oh my goodness, I used to watch Star Trek when I was younger, I am such a nerd.” No, you don’t understand, I love Star Trek. I love Star Trek and the message it sends. I know silly things happen once in a while on the show, but the message is so clear. Star Trek starts by telling it’s message, “Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It’s continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.”

To seek out new life and new civilizations, for any globe trekker that is exactly what we are looking for. Yes, vacationing is relaxing and fun, but finding out new information and exploring different cultures and civilizations, is what we are really looking for. I digress, when I get on a tangent about Star Trek, I can’t get off the topic.

On to the subject I wanted to get to, San Diego Comic-Con. The one thing I have not been able to do yet is cosplay. I have always wanted to cosplay as a Klingon or 7 of 9. As I pointed out in the last post, I am broke, and I can’t afford to get a costume together. If you do not know what San Diego Comic Con or you don’t understand cosplay or you don’t know what cosplay is, let me give you a little information.

Comic-Con International: San Diego started in 1970 when a group of science fiction buffs got together to establish the first comic book convention in southern California. The first Comic-Con was a started as a small convention they designate as a “minicon” that was only one-day called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon on March 21, 1970. The purpose of Comic-con was to showcase the art of comics, science fiction, film and other pieces of comic art.

When I have spoken to some people about these types of conventions, they don’t understand why adults want to dress up and pay so much to act like children. The one thing they don’t understand is that for many of these adults’ comics have taken them away from bad situations or took them to another world. For many children, playing their first video game gives them the idea that they want to make video games one day. Watching Star Wars or Star Trek may have been a pivotal moment in an astronaut’s life. People who cosplay want to embody the character that they feel most close to. I have always felt so close to Klingons, they reminded me so much of my own people. Klingon women are so strong and they never waiver in their strength, if a male Klingon isn’t strong enough for them then they do not settle. Here I go again, I’m talking about Star Trek, again.

(from Left to Right) Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner

One day I hope to cosplay in San Diego during Comic-Con. I want to thank Adam Savage for answering all of my questions about frequently asked questions in film and science. I want to take a picture with so many pictures with people who have helped me form my personality. I hope that if you were a person who didn’t understand Comic-Con, that after reading this you will have an open mind. Also, if you would like to learn more, please visit: https://www.comic-con.org/. San Diego Comic-Con starts July 18th to July 21st with a Preview Night on July 17th at the San Diego Convention Center.

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