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These are the cool, weird and unique things we saw at the Big Adventure Festival – Orange County Register

These are the cool, weird and unique things we saw at the Big Adventure Festival – Orange County Register

The primary-ever Big Adventure Festival was like strolling by way of a magical playground straight out of your whole wildest and weirdest popular culture goals.

The 2-day occasion, held at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa over the weekend, allowed patrons’ imaginations to run rampant. Visitors have been capable of gown up as and turn into their favourite comedian ebook characters; get utterly immersed in a world of basic, free-play video video games; take out zombies with an arsenal of Nerf weaponry; interact in Medieval fight; absorb units by bands reminiscent of Empire of the Solar, Modest Mouse, Phantogram and Chilly Conflict Youngsters; and pack into The Hangar for stand-up comedy with Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Kristen Schaal, Natasha Leggero and extra.

There have been additionally dozens of comedian ebook, tv, movie and gaming panels and world-famous comedian ebook illustrators on-site promoting their paintings, showcasing their comedian guide covers, signing autographs and creating commissioned items of artwork at their tables. It was additionally a spot the place followers might decide up some fairly fascinating wares, unique presents, uncommon collectibles and elaborate costumes and equipment.

  • Festival-goers hearth nerf weapons at the Nerdbot Zombie Capturing Vary throughout day one in every of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Amanda Cabrera, 23, of San Diego, poses with a fan throughout day considered one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Ian Castellanos, 31, of Riverside, factors to a few of the paintings at the Crude, Inc. sales space throughout day one in every of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Alfred Valdez, 33, of Mission Viejo, left, and Jason Bryant, 35, of Corona, take part in a sword battle with foam weapons at the Belegarth Medieval Society sales space throughout day certainly one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Marvel Lady particulars on the again of a denim jacket at the Hero Inside sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Laser-cut picket bins at the Artwork By Dave sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. Dave Warner, of Riverside, is a combined media artist who mixes images, illustration and digital manipulation to create his artwork. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers take heed to comic Emo Philips throughout day one among the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers pose for a photograph as a DJ spins tunes at the ALT 98.7 sales space throughout day one in every of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Madison Pugliese, 24, of Orange, left, and Brynn Hammond, 24, of Santa Ana, pose for pictures inside Jack Dire’s artwork set up throughout day certainly one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers stream out of the Hangar after Patton Oswalt’s comedy set throughout day one in every of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Resin masks sit on the market throughout day certainly one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A Pickle Rick Recreation by Cryptozoic Inc., of Lake Forest, sits on the market at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers play basic video video games throughout day certainly one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Latex masks sit on the market at the Inked Souls Customs sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. Inked Souls Customs is predicated in Downey. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Illustrator Brent Schoonover, based mostly in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Black Panther particulars inside a sport coat at the Hero Inside sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers pose for a photograph as a DJ spins tunes at the ALT 98.7 sales space throughout day one among the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Masks at the Dr. Hogan-Berry’s Extraordinary Emporium of Style Jewellery sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Goggles and horns at the Dr. Hogan-BerryÕs Extraordinary Emporium of Style Jewellery sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Hero-themed clothes at the Hero Inside sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A collectable pin depicting Frank as an Artwork Collector from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Day” throughout day one in every of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers look at masks at the Dr. Hogan-BerryÕs Extraordinary Emporium of Style Jewellery sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A fan checks out the paintings of illustrator Brent Schoonover, based mostly in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Resin masks sit on the market throughout day certainly one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Alfred Valdez, 33, of Mission Viejo, left, and Nick Hernandez, 25, of Fullerton, take part in a sword battle with foam weapons at the Belegarth Medieval Society sales space throughout day one among the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers stream out of the Hangar after Patton Oswalt’s comedy set throughout day certainly one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Festival-goers hearth nerf weapons at the Nerdbot Zombie Capturing Vary throughout day certainly one of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Paintings at the Inked Souls Customs sales space at the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. Inked Souls Customs is predicated in Downey. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • An overflow crowd listens to comedienne Kristen Schaal throughout day one in every of the Big Adventure Music, Comedy, Cosplay, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedian-Con Festival at the OC Truthful & Occasion Middle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, November Three, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

There have been on a regular basis outfits for the informal superhero fan courtesy of Hero Inside. All of the garments – jackets, hoodies, blazers, clothes and button-up shirts – are a extra refined, delicate nod to the comedian e-book tradition. Enamel pins and patches have been additionally an enormous vendor. Santa Ana-based Yesterdays, an organization began by three pals, featured a wide selection of retro, popular culture, Disney and comic-book impressed lapel pins for $10. Additionally they had artistic iron-on patches, like the E.T. Burrito.

Friends might select from an enormous number of masks starting from $5 plastic Dia de los Muertos-themed masks from Dr. Hogan-Berry’s Emporium of Style Jewellery to $40-$70 higher-quality risen or latex masks modeled after characters like Pennywise from “It,” Venom, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, The Joker, Batman and extra. Dr. Hogan-Berry’s Emporium additionally had customized antlers, horns and glowing hair wreaths for $20-$40.

Riverside-based Crude Inc. bought vinyl data spray painted to incorporate horror and music icons ($20 every or three for $50). Each bit of artwork is produced from recycled vinyl that Ian Castellanos and his associate acquire from a DJ pal. Additionally from Riverside, artist Dave Warner showcased his unique Three-D artwork laser minimize wares, together with detailed little picket bins ($40) with well-liked TV, movie and comedian e-book characters.

Visitors additionally gathered to play precise board video games. There was an space strictly arrange for board and card recreation play and patrons might problem one another in basic video games or check out a model new recreation, like the “Rick and Morty” Pickle Rick recreation, which was on-site courtesy of Cryptozoic Leisure out of Lake Forest. The corporate had a slew of unique and licensed board video games to supply ($10-$40), together with ones based mostly on common Cartoon Community exhibits, “The Walking Dead,” “Ghostbusters” and a number of DC and Marvel Comics characters and movies.

Big Adventure Festival

When: Saturday, Nov. Three and Sunday, Nov. four

The place: OC Truthful & Occasion Middle, Costa Mesa

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