The Arrival in Ireland

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After a long night of flying we arrived at dawn in Dublin.  Of course, could not sleep on the plane, even when it was too dark to see much of anything.  As the dawn arrived, we were almost at our destination.  I was Sooooooooo excited.

Just before landing in Dublin the rosy gleam of dawn.

Just before landing in Dublin the rosy gleam of dawn.

After getting off the plane we had to go through the customs.  There were two lines, those who were coming from someplace far, far away – ok those who were not Irish or EU and the rest.   But I guess because it was way early in the morning, the line seemed to only consist of people we had seen on the plane with us.  It didn’t take very long at all to go through.

Then we had to walk, and walk to get to the place where the shuttle bus to our hotel would pick us up.   We were very ready to see it arrive.   But oh the fun.  We were the only ones on the bus, but ended up making a side trip because another one had broken down on the way to the airport so our bus went to the rescue.

By the time we got to the hotel the sun was definitely up!

Bewleys' Hotel Dublin

Bewley’s Hotel – Dublin

We had booked Bewley’s Hotel – Dublin on recommendation of our family in Ireland.   Very much appreciated.  Food was good.  Rooms were nice and the view was nice too.  We would come back there anytime!

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The Flight to Ireland

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It was a long flight, but so exciting!   We started mid afternoon from Chicago, Illinois flying over Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan

Picture of map on the plane as we were flying - Chicago through Michigan

Picture of map on the plane as we were flying – Chicago through Michigan

The weather was clear to start so I could look out and see the ground way down below.  It was fun to try to see if I could match what the map had with what I saw.

Picture of the map on the plane as we moved out of Michigan over Lake Huron and into Canada

Picture of the map on the plane as we moved out of Michigan over Lake Huron and into Canada

As we moved over Canada the clouds were starting to block some of the ground below, but it was still possible to see and sometimes I was able to match what was on the map with what was below.

We were heading east and the sun was getting lower and lower and the world outside was getting darker and darker.   Pretty soon there were lights peeking between the clouds, but it was hard to really determine where we were.   And then we were over the ocean and it was dark, very dark and I couldn’t see anything. I was too excited to sleep.

Just before landing in Dublin the rosy gleam of dawn.

Just before landing in Dublin the rosy gleam of dawn.

The sun didn’t rise until after we had landed on the ground.   Wow!  I am really here!

Humans

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So you have a human? I have a human too!  My human took me all over at your event this year and introduced me to everybody. PetHumanAtComicCon

ccilogoI didn’t have just one human. The blog post by Scott Shaw talks about all the different humans who helped create me as does my official About Comic-Con page. And there are so many more humans now that make me what I am today.

Oh! Oh! I think my human knows one of your humans, Greg Bear. My human said she went to his talk at San Diego State recently. I wasn’t there. She didn’t bring me. But she kept on saying “That’s so cool!” afterwards. I think I like that phrase. I may keep it.

Origins

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Comic-Con, where do you come from?

ccilogoHere. I have always been here, but not always the same.  Many changes.  Many faces.   Many sizes.  I have not always been Legion.  I have not always been Comic-Con International.

What do you mean?

ccilogoOne of my human founders, Scott Shaw, says it best in a guest post at Jim Hill’s blog site.  I started as an idea and I have grown into an experience.

Wow. Do you think that I will grow like that someday?

My First Friend

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I wonder if Comic-Con will talk to me. Comic-Con……will you talk to me? I am new here. I want to know more about you.

ccilogoI am Comic-Con. I am Comics. I am Collectables. I am CosPlay. I am Books. I am Gaming. I am Movies. I am TV shows. I am Anime. I am DeviantArt.  I am Artist. I am Writer. I am Fanboy. I am Fangirl. I am Geek. I am Muggle.  I am Swag. I am Family Fun. I am Masquerade. I am Blood Drive. I am Art Show. I am Signings. I am Large Crowds. I am Long Lines. I am Legion.

Oh. Wow. I am just Elfin.