At the beginning of November, Chris and I brought the gruesome twosome to the Rhode Island Comic Con which was held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Never been to a comic con before? It’s a huge event showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, anime, video games, toys, and all sorts of other pop-culture related things. All of us love that kind of stuff, so it was kind of a no-brainer that we would end up there.
If you’re thinking that something like this event may not be appropriate for young kids, think again. On the first level of the building, there was an entire area dedicated to the little ones. There were magic shows, crafts, comic drawing classes, story telling and light saber training – which we skipped out on since we just did that in Disney World.
Here they are watching the magic show:
And my nine year old got chosen to help out with one of the tricks, which he was psyched about:
The little one was upset that he didn’t get chosen, but don’t worry – he will get a chance to participate in something later in the day.
Anyhow, after the show, the boys got to make their own super hero capes and masks, which they both thought was wicked cool.
After we spent a while at Kids Con, we headed up to the main floor. The Star Wars movies are my favorites, so just imagine my delight when we walked right into Jabba the Hut.
Then I ran into a Ghostbuster. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ghostbusters. This dude went all out with his costume & I totally accosted him to ask him if he’d take a picture with me. He didn’t seem to mind.
R2D2 was walking around all day, which the boys loved. They love Star Wars just like their mom.
And the boys and I literally chased this guy down one of the aisles to get a picture with him:
Nice photo bomb, huh? What a jackass.
Anyways, we spent a long time checking out the “celebrities” that were there and all good stuff many vendors had to offer, but eventually the boys got tired and were ready to call it a day. As we were heading down the escalator to get to the exit, we noticed that there were some people setting up something that looked a lot like Quidditch goals. Turns out, they were Quidditch goals and they were about to have a match.
Guess who got picked to play:
We saw and did a lot during our day at the RI Comic Con, but I did leave one MAJOR, life-changing event out. You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see what it was.