Monday, August 20, 2012

Comic Con! San Diego!

You would never know it by looking at him, but it turns out that Chris Hemsworth is a HUGE fan of Comic-Con!  I hadn't planned on going, but Chris (that's what we call him when we're hanging out) insisted that I go.  Apparently, you have to plan these things way ahead of time, so finding a hotel was a bit of a challenge. Eventually, I got a pretty nice place not far from the convention.

It took me about an hour to get to the Convention Center.  People tell me that's not too bad.

I knew that people dressed up for Comic-Con, but I didn't know Chris Hemsworth would be so into it. Every day he got his hammer and helmet before leaving for the con!

Snoopy is bigger than I expected in real life.
On the first day, Chris Hemsworth made me take a picture of him and a woman and Snoopy.  I thought it was because the woman was pretty, but he said it's just because he likes Snoopy.  I talked to the woman and she gave me her phone number, but when I called it, I kept getting a bowling alley.  I must have copied the number wrong.

There was all kinds of cool stuff there, too, like props and vehicles from movies.  We saw the Ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and all the Batmobiles.

I wanted a picture of me with the classic Batmobile,  but Chris Hemsworth got in the way.
Comic-Con is also a great place to go if you're into video games, which I am, but Chris Hemsworth is not.  "Why do I need video games?" says Chris Hemsworth.  "My life is one giant video game!"

I guess it is, but his video game has a lot more signing autographs than I'd like.  Besides, if you play a game like Portal, then you have this gun that lets you walk through walls.  How cool is that?  Way cool!  So much cooler than a stupid hammer.  I mean, a hammer?  What if people are shooting at you?  With a portal gun, you can just escape through the nearest SOLID WALL.  How many times would you have to throw your hammer to smash all the guns?  At least five.  No thank you.

This guy gets it.
On the last day, Chris Hemsworth had to go to a panel about the Avengers that he couldn't get me into, which kinda sucked, because I heard that Natalie Portman was going to be on the panel.  I really wanted to ask her how she stays so skinny.  She must run everywhere.