Embracing My Inner Nerd: A Wholesome Adventure at Comic-Con San Diego

As a self-proclaimed nerd, attending Comic-Con San Diego, the largest event of its kind in the world was a dream come true. With no particular expectations, I stepped into the convention center, open to the surprises that awaited me in the realm of pop culture and fandoms.
Among the countless treasures the convention had to offer, I struck gold by meeting two of my favorite illustrators. Conversing with them was an unforgettable experience; their kindness and genuine passion for their craft left me feeling wholesome and inspired.

An Overwhelming, Yet Supportive Atmosphere

Comic-Con’s sheer size and popularity initially overwhelmed me, but I was pleasantly surprised by the warmth and helpfulness of everyone around me. Amidst the sea of fellow fans, I found a sense of community that reassured me I was among like-minded individuals.

One of the highlights of my journey was meeting Ross from Rossdraws, whose artwork I had admired for years. His approachability and interest in connecting with his followers left a lasting impression on me, further solidifying my appreciation for the creators who make our fandoms come alive.

Being at Comic-Con felt like coming home. Surrounded by the rich tapestry of geek culture, I realized that I wasn’t just an observer; I was an essential part of this vibrant community that thrives on shared passions.

Exploring the convention floor, I stumbled upon incredible artwork from manga artists and sneak peeks of upcoming shows from the Star Wars universe. These discoveries reignited my love for drawing and reminded me of the power of creativity.
While navigating the bustling booths, I couldn’t resist supporting my favorite artists and indulging in Studio Ghibli‘s enchanting creations. Each purchase held sentimental value, as I knew it contributed to the art and culture I hold dear.


Comic-Con San Diego was more than just an event; it was a heartfelt celebration of all things nerdy and imaginative. From meeting beloved illustrators to connecting with fellow fans and embracing the magic of fandoms, every moment left an indelible mark on my journey. As I bid farewell to this epic adventure, I carry with me a renewed passion for creativity, art, and a profound sense of belonging within the geek community. Until next year’s Comic-Con, the memories and inspiration gained from this experience will fuel my passion and creativity, allowing my inner nerd to continue to shine brightly.

Maria Lima


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