After taking in a day at ComicCon as a passive observer — and then taking a day off to recuperate (and return to the work force) — I made a second trip to the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday for another round of the madness.
This time, my buddy Alan dressed as Marty McFly, the character Michael J. Fox played in Back to the Future. My wife Kirsten dressed as Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend in the 1985 film. I donned a gray wig and white scrubs to play the role of Doc Brown, who was played by Christopher Lloyd in the movie.
The crowds on Saturday felt more dense than on Thursday, both inside and outside the ‘Con.
This young man reminded me a of a T-shirt from back in the 1990s that said “Tom Cruise is NOT Lestat”:
Inside, we got some positive feedback on our costumes (though one woman told Alan he looked “more like Ben Stiller than Michael J. Fox”). We did a lot of posing, both for pictures requested by others and for poses we requested ourselves.
We found both of the Deloreans from the Back to the Future trilogy (one from the first installment and one from the third installment). We also met Claudia Wells, who played Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend, in the original Back to the Future. “Great Scott!”
My favorite merchandise booth was the one selling sexually-transmitted-disease-themed plush toys:
As always, best part of ComicCon was the people-watching, both in and out of the convention center.
ComicCon continues on Sunday before adjourning until 2012…