So before we resumed the Bacon-Taco saga, I figured I’d give a rundown of how San Diego Comic-Con went.

Awesome. That’s how it went.

The Halo panel I attended on the first day was cool. I got to see Frank O’Connor and then this comic happened. Then after I went over to the Xbox Lounge where I met Jessica Shea in person for the first time and then tested out the new Halo 4 DLC and Halo: Spartan Assault for myself.

The exhibit hall was great! Tons of awesome booths and plenty of collectibles, both free or worth the price. I spent most my days there collecting these free Comic-Con exclusive Halo helmet badges. I got my hands on the Mega Bloks exclusive Spartan figure (a few actually) and I love my new Grifball pillow and Red Team and Blue Team t-shirts.

Then the Video Games Live concert on Saturday was absolutely spectacular. It is the best way to see just how strong the appreciation for video games has become today, from the emotion of the music to the enthusiasm of the audience. I loved when Halo’s original composers, Martin O’Donnel and Michael Salvatori went on stage and, before conducting a new song from Destiny, led the entire crowd in the Halo chant. An audience member went on stage and won $1000 playing a Guitar Hero song on expert like a bad ass. And at the end of the show, everyone sang “Still Alive” from Portal.

I knew Comic-Con would be fun, as much as I knew there’d be negatives. People seemed to really only talk about the negatives to me before hand but honestly once you go you realize those negatives are dumb and you don’t even notice it because you are in the promised land of nerdness.

Can’t wait to do it again next year!