As I said here before, unfortunately, I spent a time without blogging and thus I left to share with you my visit at the biggest geek expo in Latin America ... yes, I went to Comic Con Experience in Brazil!
It has been a while I've been following the 'Comic Con' in San Diego, through TV and YouTube. I always wanted to see the costumed visitors and participate in group interviews with movie casts live.
Anyway, as soon as they announced the expo here, I ran to the official website to buy my ticket and then, in December, there I was - on a plane going to São Paulo.
I bought on the internet and came home by post - without any problem!
"Where did all these geeks came from?" That was the headline in the newspaper of the day. And I thought the same thing - I had never seen so much geek together before! Wearing costumes or not, with family, in groups, alone (like me), they were all there!
The exposition itself was a little bit disappointing, I was expecting more, but I think it's because I didn't participate in any panel - I didn't know it had to buy separate tickets for this.
Also, as an architect I couldn't help but notice some flaws in the structure and assembly of the expo such as: the venue was in the works, so the access was poor (I saw several people stumbling and falling into the floor through the path to the entrance); I think the crossing space between the stands was miscalculated 'cause the number of visitors reached a certain time you couldn't walk through the place without bumping into others; the food court area was also small at lunchtime; and furthermore: chemical toilets - no comments about that!
OOTD: like a geek ‘cause I can’t reveal my secret identity!
It was a great experience, I think in going back there, for sure - and the organizers realized all these flaws I mentioned and they've already planned changes to the expo this year. If you are a geek like me, you have to go too - I recommend!
The Marvel exhibit was the most visited, no doubt ...
Everyone wants to take pictures with the "Avengers"!
My travel diary and visit to Comic Con in Brazil in December 2015
(Video created in Snapchat, available on my YouTube channel)
+ A short travel guide to São Paulo:
If you want to go and this year, a little help is always needed (step by step):
• How to get there: I bought my tickets in Decolar.com site, very easy and comfortable - had no problem with the flight and the trip was quiet alright.
• Where to stay: it's always good to look at the city map you will visit, even if you already know the place, just to get an idea of neighborhoods and services such as transportation and food. After doing this research, it's much easier to choose the hotel. I made my reservation through Booking.com - and also didn't have any problem, everything went as agreed and hired.
In a traditional neighborhood, Jardins, close to Av. Paulista and a Starbucks..
what more can I wish for?
Golden Tulip Hotel - comfortable room &
ideal for rest and recharge my superpowers
• Getting around the city: Metro transportation works well, but if you don’t want to waste time - go by UBER.
• Beyond the comic books: SP offers a myriad of cultural attractions, art exhibitions, leisure, etc. Lots of things to do! Before embarking I recommend you to search for the events that are happening in the city to plan all the activities and don't miss any attraction.
Art + Architecture: Tomie Ohtake Institute
Superheroine: Art + Fashion = Frida Kahlo and exposure
"Connections between Surrealists Women in Mexico"
• Where to eat: My favorite ever - Applebee's and Starbucks.
Cosmopolitan Applebee’s or Starbucks caramel Frappuccino? Both!
• Before leaving, shopping: for those who love fashion and a shopping mall – Morumbi Shopping, Ibirapuera, Shopping Eldorado + Iguatemi.
The best time of year: Christmas, with malls decorated ♡
My favorite brands.. We love shopping!
So, I'm leaving you now... Like it? Are you a geek too?
I'm waiting for your sweet comment ;)