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I-Mockery's Big 2009 San Diego Comic-Con Photo Album!
by: -RoG-

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what words are worth a thousand pictures? Comic-Con. From humble beginnings way back in 1970 to the mega-media monstrosity that it is today, the San Diego Comic-Con has come one hell of a long way and it seems to get more packed every year. And as the convention attendance continues to grow exponentially each year, it would seem that my photo galleries of it are growing in a similar manner. Last year, I brought you guys a gallery of over 300 photos covering all the latest games, toys, and crazy costumes I came across at the 2008 convention. This year, that number has been surpassed once again... and by far. I hope you've got some time on your hands because we took OVER 1000 PHOTOS and they're all spread out over 28 pages in this giant piece! You won't find a larger collection of Comic-Con photos anywhere else!

In addition to all the photos, I-Mockery had a booth at Comic-Con for the first time this year which was awesome because it marked two anniversaries: it was the 40th anniversary of the San Diego Comic-Con and the 10th anniversary of I-Mockery (well 13 technically if you count the years the site was online before we finally registered a domain name). We had the entire I-Mockery staff at the booth and it was extremely busy the entire time as people came to try out our new game demo, check out our merchandise, and of course... wear pickle hats. As busy as we were, whenever somebody left the table on a break, we made sure they left with a camera so they could capture footage of all the Comic-Con madness for you guys to see. Please keep that in mind too as some of the photos are nice and others are a little blurry (what can I say, some people just don't know how to operate a camera).

As always, it's my intention to help give those of you who weren't able to attend the Comic-Con an extremely in-depth look at what was there. In other words, if you couldn't attend the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, viewing this gargantuan gallery of photos should be the next best thing. Once again, these pics are in no particular order... dumped onto the site from 3 different cameras, so please excuse any similar/duplicate photos that appear in the pages. I'm just unloading all of them on you along with a few comments about each one. Hope you enjoy 'em all!


On our way to San Diego, we drove down the Pacific Coast Highway and decided to stop near
the Thousand Steps beach area in Laguna and we followed the "good tidepooler rules".


I didn't count 'em, so let's just assume there were a thousand steps down to the beach.


Re started playing the "run away from the crashing waves" game and it proved to be quite infectious as we all joined in.


Apparently, running away from crashing waves brings out my inner demons.


Protoclown and I ran with all our might!


Sadly, the ocean had its way with him... and his pants.


Attempt #1 of 500 to get a late night shot of us all jumping in the air at the same time.


And here was the last of 'em. Ok guys, time to kick the sand off our shoes and head down to San Diegoooooooo!


We arrive at our booth space and start to unpack and sort through all of the new I-Mockery merchandise.


Hooray! The booth was pretty much ready to go and Military Messiah decided to celebrate by stabbing Protoclown.


Dr. Boogie came up with another way to celebrate.


Protoclown checked our I-Mockery logo for cancer lumps. You never can be too safe!


I dreamed of what I would do with the billions of dollars we'd make when Comic-Con started in a few hours.


Re practiced the poses she would use to lure people to our booth. Rawr!


Military Messiah has balance issues.


After we finished setting up our booth for preview night, we headed back to the hotel to check in.
To our amazement, the manager put us in a handicapped room because he thought we'd appreciate the extra space.
What he didn't count on was our lack of appreciation for the handicapped bathroom which had no door! We like each
other 'n all, but not enough to watch anybody take a shit. So yeah, we switched to some other rooms immediately.
Also, if they can use the pictured shower curtain, I'm pretty sure handicapped people can use bathroom doors too.

And so it was time for "Preview Night" at Comic-Con to commence, so here are the photos from all 5 days at the convention:


You can close the umbrella, it's not gonna rain in here lady.


Within minutes, people are already tired and taking breaks at the tables. That's just sad.


The first set of many superhero toys to come.


More superhero toys...


The latest batch o' spooky Living Dead Dolls.


Spooky?


Spooky?


Ok now that's gotta be the best Living Dead Dolls set ever.


It's most likely far cooler than the movie will be.


Th figures in this lil' Cinema of Fear horror series were fantastic!


Robot? Alien? Robalien?


Yeah, I think that's pretty much how we all picture angels.


Looks like a hybrid of an action figure and an old World War bomber.


Go on... give him a kiss!

There are still many more
2009 San Diego Comic-Con photos to see!
Click here to continue onward to page 2!

 

Reader Comments

Last of the Time Lords
Aug 12th, 2009, 02:47 AM
So...Many...Pictures...It's like 3 am and I'm still looking at the glorious galleries. You guys are awesome.
Pickleman's Uncle
Aug 12th, 2009, 02:51 AM
I just gotta say... there's too many fat people dressed up in skintight costumes.

Which makes me think there might be good money in creating a superhero with a beer gut.

RUFIO! RUFIO!
Forum Virgin
Aug 12th, 2009, 03:30 AM
The squished Hellboy toys are like the Transformers Robot Heroes toys.
aint nobody
Aug 12th, 2009, 05:13 AM
damn baby
Forum Virgin
Aug 12th, 2009, 05:25 AM
OH SHIT! A Cholly and Flytrap figure on page 12! Best...whatever the hell they weres ever!
Member
Aug 12th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Gaaaah! Hate you!

Sorry, that's just the jealousy talking. Thanks for all the fantastic pics, folks! It's a blast seeing what's there and the comments really make some of them. By far, my favorite page was 23. So many favorite characters there! And I can agree on the Monarch costume. Only thing that would've made it better would've been wings, but I can imagine those would have been a bitch to get around with. Great seeing all the steampunk stuff, too. Have a couple friends that like it, so I'll have to share info on the pics.

Every time I read one of these things, it's "Someday, when I win the lottery..." Until then, this is the next best thing! Fab presentation, Rog!
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Mocker
Aug 12th, 2009, 07:58 AM
the butt pictures should have their own gallery
after enough bourbon ...
Aug 12th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Jesus this will take a LOOOOOONG time to page through. Looks awesome so far, though.
Amicable Herculean
Aug 12th, 2009, 12:14 PM
These galleries are pretty much the best damn advertisements for SDCC.
Esq.
Aug 12th, 2009, 02:57 PM
well shit. That was damn good coverage of the comic con. Any chance the left over shirts will make their way onto the store page? On a side note, what kind of nes to usb did you guys use at the booth? I've been looking for one, but don't want it to feel cheap.
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Breathes Comics
Aug 12th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Holy CRAP.

Someone actually went as "The White Violin" from Umbrella Academy on page 8! I was planning to do that for halloween. Since I play violin and I'm a comic writer, I could think of no better costume than an outcast violinist that uses her music to kill.

Tell me, though: Was she only holding the violin or did she actually play?
4 Eyes, No Brain.
Aug 12th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Sweet baby Jesus and the orphans. That was a hell of an impressive collection of photos. I have been waiting for these for a while, seeing as I live in sunny old England, I won't be making my way over to the Comic Con anytime soon, but at least can see your awesome collection of pics RoG (and the rest of the guys).

PS I nearly wet myself laughing at the last picture of the Cobra Comander getting himself some munchies.
Is a RoboCop.
Aug 12th, 2009, 07:52 PM
You called Jango Fett, Boba Fett in one description. I didn't bother checking which page it was, though, because I want to make you suffer knowing that you have failed as a Star Wars fan.

Also, the last picture was the best. He's dressed just like he was in the cartoon movie! AWESOME
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The Unicorn
Aug 13th, 2009, 01:02 AM
Was that really Buckethead?
OH GOD
Aug 13th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Leader View Post
You called Jango Fett, Boba Fett in one description. I didn't bother checking which page it was, though, because I want to make you suffer knowing that you have failed as a Star Wars fan.
the true star wars fan fails to acknowledge anything introduced after the initial trilogy of movies
The Goddamned Batman
Aug 13th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Good call, Willie. That was obviously just a really poor Boba Fett costume put together by someone who is color blind.
the axe and the smasher
Aug 13th, 2009, 01:29 PM
I can just tell by the pictures that the entire place reeked of b.o.

Inflatable Animated Jazz costume? That's different.
good fer what ails ye.
Aug 13th, 2009, 02:14 PM
By the way, the mini me at batman's feet is bat-mite, a sort of mr mxyptlk for batman.
I am ashamed that I know this.
The Goddamned Batman
Aug 13th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Eh, I know it too and I'm not ashamed. I suggested a new caption referencing Bat-Mite, but I think Roger just liked his original caption better.
Is a RoboCop.
Aug 13th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Protoclown View Post
Good call, Willie. That was obviously just a really poor Boba Fett costume put together by someone who is color blind.
My mistake.
Pickled Patriarch
Aug 13th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Thanks for all the compliments so far everybody! It took a hell of a long time to put all the photos together, and then myself, Proto & Boogie had to put captions under 'em. Glad you guys are enjoying all the coverage though... all we want to do is give you the next best thing to attending the event, so hopefully it worked!

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevetothepast View Post
well shit. That was damn good coverage of the comic con. Any chance the left over shirts will make their way onto the store page? On a side note, what kind of nes to usb did you guys use at the booth? I've been looking for one, but don't want it to feel cheap.
I used a genuine NES controller combined with a retro usb cable hook up for it. Then I just mapped it to the keys for the game and it worked like a charm. Kudos to BoM for getting the game to work in fullscreen mode so everybody could enjoy it on the flatscreen TV!

As for whether or not the shirts will make their way onto the store page, as I stated in the article itself, EVERYTHING we sold at Comic-Con will be available for purchase on the site at some point in the near future. I just need to revamp the store a bit and figure out the shipping costs for things. But yeah, it'll all be available for purchase on I-Mockery soon.

T-Shirts, Posters, Pickle Hats, Comics, Stickers... the works!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat View Post
Holy CRAP. Someone actually went as "The White Violin" from Umbrella Academy on page 8! I was planning to do that for halloween. Since I play violin and I'm a comic writer, I could think of no better costume than an outcast violinist that uses her music to kill.

Tell me, though: Was she only holding the violin or did she actually play?
You'd have to ask Proto or Max or whoever took that photo. I would venture to guess that she could play it though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam View Post
Was that really Buckethead?
I'll say yes... but realistically speaking, anybody could but a KFC bucket on their head and call themselves Buckethead. Especially at Comic-Con.
The Goddamned Batman
Aug 13th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mockery View Post
You'd have to ask Proto or Max or whoever took that photo. I would venture to guess that she could play it though.
Sadly, I was not there when that picture of the White Violin was taken, so I'd guess it was either Re or Scott who took that picture. Shame too, because I would have loved to see the costume myself (and discovered whether she played the violin)!
☆☆☆☆☆
Aug 13th, 2009, 07:58 PM
:edit
I can't wait to buy Proto's comic
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The Unicorn
Aug 13th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mockery View Post
I'll say yes... but realistically speaking, anybody could but a KFC bucket on their head and call themselves Buckethead. Especially at Comic-Con.
And what better way to hide out at Comic-Con then NOT wearing a KFC bucket on your head when you are well known for it.
Riot Control
Aug 13th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Is it just me or Dr. Boogie looks like Sketch Turner from Comix Zone?
OH GOD
Aug 13th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam View Post
And what better way to hide out at Comic-Con then NOT wearing a KFC bucket on your head when you are well known for it.
they should've just yelled "HEY BRIAN" and watched for a reaction
Forum Virgin
Aug 14th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Quote:
Abe continues to haunt my dreams.
At least you know not to hide in a laundry dryer next time.
...what?
Aug 14th, 2009, 02:30 AM
I got a question about this game you guys keep talking about. Is it going to be released on home consoles, or are you going to put it on your website? The reason why i'm asking is because I know you guys have it in you to do what newgrounds is doing with Behemoth.
Forum Virgin
Aug 14th, 2009, 03:50 AM
PAGE 24!?!?!?! Good thing I have the day off tomorrow.... However oddly, I don't want it to end...
beautiful freak
Aug 14th, 2009, 06:14 AM
I really want the Vincent Price Shrunkenheadapplekitthingie. Thanks guys, this was epic.
Pickleman's Uncle
Aug 14th, 2009, 10:44 AM
No, our game is not going to be on home consoles.

We asked Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo and they all turned us down and said we were failures who'll never find true happiness. And they spit on us.
(
Pickled Patriarch
Aug 14th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Well that and BoM doesn't do console programming.

araretwinkie, I do hope to eventually make some PC / Console games though... I've always wanted to. Would really just need to find a programmer capable of doing it. That and some extra money to invest into a dev kit for one o' the consoles. Those things ain't cheap ya know. If we were to do that though, I'd want to do a completely original game (like our Trick-Or-Treat Adventure Quest game) instead of a parody one like the Abobo one we're currently working on. Abobo will be EPIC though... and free for everybody to play.

Aimless, hehe yeah that kit is great. I always mean to buy it every time I see it at Comic-Con, but come Sunday I forget to pick it up from that booth. Guess I'll just have to eBay it.
The #1 My Little Pony
Aug 14th, 2009, 09:36 PM
I'm still working on putting my Comic con photos together to post on facebook. :o And Ididn't even go on a week long seperate vacation!

Whoever took all the photos did a great job! I had a lot of people walk in front of me whenever I had the camera out. D:
Member
Aug 14th, 2009, 11:06 PM
Cool pics; I've never been to any -con in my life, but plan to at some point. Thanks for reminding me why.
beautiful freak
Aug 14th, 2009, 11:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mockery View Post
Aimless, hehe yeah that kit is great. I always mean to buy it every time I see it at Comic-Con, but come Sunday I forget to pick it up from that booth. Guess I'll just have to eBay it.

I was checking online and found this very poor i-mock rip off but the ad is amazing.
☆☆☆☆☆
Aug 14th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Careful, RoG has many friends with horrible sites.
Is a RoboCop.
Aug 14th, 2009, 11:51 PM
x-entertainment has been around almost as long as i-mockery. It's not a rip off, it's not very poor and if you rag on it again I will punch you right in the nose.
Pickled Patriarch
Aug 15th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just Ami View Post
I'm still working on putting my Comic con photos together to post on facebook. :o And Ididn't even go on a week long seperate vacation! Whoever took all the photos did a great job! I had a lot of people walk in front of me whenever I had the camera out. D:
Heheh believe me, we still had plenty of blurry ones and ones where other people were in the way. But we took an absurd amount of photos at the convention, so we had plenty o' perfectly usable ones as well. Glad ya enjoyed it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
I was checking online and found this very poor i-mock rip off but the ad is amazing.
Nah, that's no ripoff. A lot of sites cover weird pop culture artifacts... we just happen to do a whole bunch of other stuff too heheh. Just as The Leader said, they've been around only a few years less than us. I even helped them make some menus 'n stuff back in the day.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neoboman View Post
Cool pics; I've never been to any -con in my life, but plan to at some point. Thanks for reminding me why.
Well this is definitely THE one to go to if you ask me. It pretty much has something for everyone. Movies, games, toys, comics, art, costumes, collectibles and a hell of a lot more. It's all there... and San Diego is a great city to hangout in for a convention. Really clean, right on the water and the weather is always great.
beautiful freak
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:50 AM
I feel bad now, I'll give them a chance. <3
Give Me Black Summer.
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Did Kaiju Big Battel do a show, or was there just a booth? KBB is fucking amazing. Just look at one of their stars, Call-Me-KEVIN.



I saw a match between three KBB guys and three guys from this fed called CHIKARA, where the CHIKARA guys won by pouring tartar sauce on the sea monsters from KBB.
Pickled Patriarch
Aug 15th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Dommin, I didn't see them doing a show (doubt they'd have room for that in a little booth heheh), but yeah I always stop by their booth every year. You just can't go wrong with the combination of monsters and wrestling.
Give Me Black Summer.
Aug 15th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mockery View Post
Dommin, I didn't see them doing a show (doubt they'd have room for that in a little booth heheh), but yeah I always stop by their booth every year. You just can't go wrong with the combination of monsters and wrestling.
Have you seen their main heel (villain)?

Meet Dr. Cube.



If I ever make it to the comic con, I'm definitely going as either Dr. Cube or Ted Dibiase.
Official Punching Bag
Aug 16th, 2009, 10:27 AM
I wish I could go to Comic-Con. In case you guys don't know me, you probably already do, and if you do, I'm so sorry for anything I did to upset you. I live in Australia so we have Supernova instead of Comic-Con, and I haven't been to a Supernova or even SMASH anime fair in years because those things are always on when I've had to study.

Protoclown and you guys are always awesome, but sometimes I'm bewildered when I'm unfamiliar with 1980s franchises like Masters of the Universe and G.I. Joe. Not that those things aren't bad, I just feel... unfamiliar with them, since I never even saw G.I. Joe to this very day. In Australia it's different to America because we're so isolated from the rest of the world here, and we don't get access to limited edition toys and collectables as easy. Call it tyranny of distance if you will.
Oh, hi.
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Nariko from Heavenly Sword, Demyx from Kingdom Hearts II, Zero from Code Geass, Jam Kuradoberi from Guilty Gear, Raz from Psychonauts...damn, wish I could have made it to the Comic-Con. Especially so I could go to that Richard cosplayer and call him "dick."
Neither Box Nor Man
Aug 18th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Oh man that inner demons picture was hilarious!
Pickled Patriarch
Aug 18th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Hehe, you should've seen them on the beach when they first saw how that photo looked on the camera. Proto alone was practically in tears he was laughing so hard at it. We took so many of those photos... who knew running away from waves in the middle of the night could be so much fun?
taco loving zombie
Aug 19th, 2009, 05:06 PM
i'm gonna save to go to san diego comic con next year and try to meet kevin smith
Live long and prosper
Aug 20th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Thank you RoG!!!!!!
Forum Virgin
Aug 24th, 2009, 06:31 AM
Thanks for the pics RoG. I do believe this was the next best thing to being there. Looking forward to your holiday season next month!
Forum Virgin
Aug 28th, 2009, 10:32 AM
So, was it one person responsible for all the ass-pictures? Or did more than one of you fail to resist the siren lure of cosplaying buttcheeks? :P

Great photo spread, though, either way. It's too bad you can't get videos of some of the cosplayers who acted in character in addition to looking in character, like your Jack Sparrow friend. :P
SPOOOOOOOON!!!
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Good photos, funny captions. I few too many ass-shots for my taste, but there was probably little choice at a comic con. Seriously, though: 28 PAGES?? There is seriously something wrong with everyone at this sire (and I mean that in the nicest way possible).
SPOOOOOOOON!!!
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:05 AM
oops, that should be "site", not "sire"
Pickled Patriarch
Aug 30th, 2009, 05:44 AM
No, you were correct the first time, Rufus. You should indeed address me as "sire".
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Aug 30th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Thanks for the pics! Got some really good ones.
pickled
Sep 20th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the kick ass article guys!
Crazy Comic/Math Dude
Nov 10th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Well, at least H.U.N.K. made an appearance!

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