Here’s the video and a rundown of my AMAZING weekend at Comic Con!
The weekend started off pretty normal. My first day (Thursday) I went to get the poster and comic. Which I was only able to get because of the incredible people working the marvel booth. I wore my Coulson Lives shirt and they basically dubbed me the biggest fan they’d met at the Con after I told them that I was from Miami and that I traveled all the way to San Diego JUST to see the cast of this show (it’s actually truth because I haven’t actually seen or done anything else).
But then again it was only the first day.
Day 2 was Friday. I was in line at 4:30AM and my friend who is amazing (athenaohwise1) got me a second row seat! I also met other Grant Ward fans who also stand with Ward. On this day, I wore my STAND WITH WARD/I BELIEVE IN GRANT WARD t-shirt. You all know what happened in the panel so I’ll skip that. But after the panel I went back to the marvel booth to get more info about the signing the next day. The same guys from the day before were there and they saw my shirt. Which they LOVED. They were all like I really hope you get that ticket tomorrow and told me to get here early.
Saturday. Sigh. I got to the Con a little later than I had originally intended but it turns out that actually didn’t matter. I lined up for the raffle. I was a huge mess. Super nervous. I even had a friend with me that was going to draw with me to have a better chance. I’m shaking as I get to this part by the way. But when I got to the box and stuck my hand in I pulled out… ANT-MAN! I kid you not, I pulled out the LAST winning ticket in the entire raffle and it was Ant-Man! I was so devastated. The girl at the booth was congratulating me and my eyes literally watered.
Then I remembered what the guy from the booth had told me the day before…. That I could trade if I found someone willing to do so.
So I went on the hunt. And I found one guy. He got the biggest hug from me in the world. I don’t even know his name but I seriously want to thank him publicly from the bottom of my heart if he ever reads this.
So onto the panel…
The guy who drew the comic was signing with them but I didn’t get it signed because I didn’t have my comic with me. But that’s okay. Jeffrey signed the poster and we talked. All. About. Grant. Ward. I showed him my shirt and told him that I stood with Ward. Jed was right there and listening to our conversation. He asked me if I’ve always stood with Ward or if it was after the Hydra reveal. I told him always and that Ward wasn’t Hydra, he was Garrett’s (told him I caught that in the finale and thanked him for putting that in there) and he was like YES! and laughing. I think he found me amusing.
Then onto Maurissa who was absolutely the sweetest! Omg! So adorable! She was smiling at the entire conversation I was having with Jed. By the way, they all asked for my name. It was nice.
Next was Iain. I asked him if he was enjoying the Con and he said he was. He asked me if I was enjoying it and I told him that they just made my entire weekend. He was like oh wow! I told him I came from Miami just for them and he asked me about my flight. Like, what? I only said that it was long but not as long as his is when he comes to the states. He nodded and agreed.
Elizabeth is adorable! Omg! So cute! I love her! I wanted to take a selfie and Chloe took it for us. She took two because in the first Elizabeth didn’t smile on time.
When I got to Chloe I called her Captain of the Skyeward ship and she high fived me! She was absolutely awesome! So beautiful in person too.
Then Ming-Na! And omg! What a stunning, stunning woman! Dear God! That woman is gorgeous! And so nice! We didn’t talk much but when I got to Brett she was super involved in my conversation with him.
When I reached him, I was like “you’re the one I’ve been waiting to meet…. I have to show you something…” So I pulled open my denim jacket and he saw my shirt. He was like omg and laughed. He was blown away. But I told him that wasn’t all so I turned around and took off my jacket to show the hashtag on the back. He told Ming and Clark “this one’s winning!” And handed me the variant cover that was signed. Omg!
So then I showed him the poster. I told him that all the names on there were of fans who were both at the Con and online (because they couldn’t be here) and that they all stand with Ward. He was blown away. Like he was literally taken aback. He started reading the names but there was so many that he was just like wow. I’m convinced he’ll be reading all your names on his long drive back home though.
I asked if he could pose with it so I could post it and he said yeah. I also asked if he wanted to make a thank you video for all his fans and he was like YES. The quality for some reason is slightly unfocused and I’m sorry about that. My iPhone has been crapping out on me all damn weekend.
Clark and Ming were smiling so proudly.
When I got to Clark I told him that I didn’t appreciate that he was so hard on Brett at the panel. And he said it wasn’t anything he deserved and I was like nope… I told him that John Garrett was the villain and not Grant Ward and Brett was like YES. Clark laughed and nodded.
I took photos with all of them but I don’t like to post private photos with celebrities on social media because people have a tendency to steal them. But the picture of Brett with the poster is already circulating and you now have the thank you video.
Thanks for everything you guys! Thanks for all the prayers and support and always remember to STAND WITH WARD!
even though I didn’t know about the poster, so my name/url’s not on it, I want to thank you for giving this to Brett Dalton (+ THANK YOU to msdevindanielle and her sister for making it). It means a lot to us, and I’m glad Brett liked it that much. Also thank you for all the updates, here and on twitter, I felt a bit like I was at sdcc this year. Hope to eventually go one day. :)