Well, i spent two days in a comic convention and all i got was sore feet. No, i got some pictures too. Seriously though, i was invited to sit in with Creature Entertainment, by my podcasting buddy Juan, at their booth so that i could record some interviews with collaborators as well as people at the con. It was a lot of fun and here are some of the highlights of the weekend.
I won't lie, i was surprised saturday had this line waiting to get it in the entire day. Yet for the most part, traffic inside moved quite fluidly.
Because it was convention there was plenty of cosplay, it's honestly the first thing you notice there, this might not have been the best costume, apparently there was a full on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle with working mouth that i missed, but this one did it for me. Clever and simple but very strong i thought.
The second thing you notice at a con is the shirts, store bought or home made, that show your support for whatever comic or character you follow. Among all the shirts i saw this one was my favorite, again, it maybe wasn't the best one, but guess what, this is my blog, damn it.
I forgot to take a pic of Juan's awesome shirt, but i found it online.
and i was showing my support for the underdog.
A lot of con attendees also like tattoos, of all that i saw i geeked out the most on this one, eventhough it's not a geek tattoo at all. I'm a huge fan of Mr Hitchcock, for my money there is no better suspense movie than Rear Window and no better dark comedy than The Trouble With Harry, if you haven't seen either, you need to do yourself a favor and do so right away.
Over all it was a great experience and i'd love to do it again. The best part of the whole weekend was talking with the visitors to the booth, a lot of returning customer for Creature, a lot of new ones and plenty of interesting characters. While there we did record two podcast, one for every day we were there, interviewing visitors plus a lot of the Creature crew that was working the booth.
G4 also came by the booth and spoke with Juan.
and he was also part of a very interesting panel for independent comics. I'll be talking about that on a later entry, it was a good conversation about the current state of comics and the future of comics thanks to small companies publishing their own things.
You can listen to day 1, here
Day 2, here
Also, a very nice visitor to the booth made me make sure that you see this picture so that her story of the con made sense. Thanks for listening.