Holy Free Stuff, Batman!

Today is the 75 anniversary of Batman’s first comic.

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Lookin good, old man!

 

Wow, Bruce. You don’t look a day over 41 (so I’ve heard)!

So the Nerdling and I went down to the local Barnes and Noble to check out their version of the Caped Crusader birthday bash.

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Iron Man swung by with his tigers on gold leashes to wish Bruce a happy birthday.

Call me impressed. There was a story time, Bruce Wayne approved juice and cookies, trivia, prizes, bat-staches, masks, coloring sheets, buttons, temporary tattoos, bookmarks,  a free comic, giant posters, and a graphic novel sized essential guide to navigating Batman’s 75 year journey.

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Thanks, DC and B&N!

Talk about a great gift bag for the party guests!

 

We also picked up a few non DC items like a full Big Nate book, a Star Wars poster, and ‘How to speak Dothraki’ (Pro-Tip, don’t say thank you) pamphlets from their Get Pop-Cultured month promo. I guess we’ll be coming to a few more of these events over the next month. Fantastic loot from this birthday plunder.

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Golly, Batman. I was kidding about the plunder. It was all free, I swear!

 

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A Series of Cons- Part 2

Market Time!!!!

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These are definitely the toys you are looking for.

The second reason I love going to Cons is for the all the lovely, lovely Swag! My favorite Cons have fantastic merch rooms filled with vendors and artisans ready to show me things I never dreamed I wanted but now I can’t live without! So much SHINY!

It’s always the same. I’ll scout out the room to get the lay of the land, swooping around several times. Then I’ll move in and start looking closely at each item and assess it’s value. Next I’ll ponder and think of pros and cons of an item in question. After I consider every angle I’ll conservatively purchase said item and feel pretty good about it. Last, I frantically storm through the rows of happy sellers, tossing my money in every direction. Everyone’s happy, except for my husband.

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Sorry, Feds. I catch em, I keep em!

 

Seriously though, there are many awesome and unique items that are very hard to come by with the added bonus of getting to know the artist/creator of the things you love.

The Comic Con Merch room was as big as I hoped it would be. Rows and rows of artist and merchant booths filled with Nerdy goodness. I was so overwhelmed by all the items available, my Nerdy senses were tingling in overdrive.

 

 

I know most people go to Comic Con to stalk see their favorite celebrities but mine was for a single purpose. See all the shiny!

Shiny things this way…
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