I had the amazing opportunity this week to attend the 2011 Comic Con with my dear friends at Bare Bones Studios. Aside from getting the chance to peddle my book I met some of the most amazing authors, artists, publishers and printers in the industry. I left the Con not only with total sensory overload, but complete inspiration!
Comic Con is an experience that will stay with you forever. Never have I seen so much passion, talent and die hard devotion of the organized chaos that the filled the massive San Diego Convention Center. The menagerie of color, sound and excited fans is purely intoxicating. Business men to housewives...kids to computer geeks sharing in one mutual interest...the always loved Superhero.
Although at times it was like trying to maneuver my way through the end-of-the-world traffic desperate to evacuate a zombie infested city...I found that no one shoved, pushed or was purposely aggressive. I suppose nerds and geeks just have an unspoken respect for each other that most of our impatient society doesn’t possess.
Despite the outrageous crowds...the overpriced collectables...the miles and miles of comics and posters I think the Comic Con experience has something for just about every man woman and child to enjoy. I must admit that I all too often found myself speeding through the crowds like an excited child at the chance to see my favorite movie props and life size statues of aliens and robots. Check out the Con if you ever get the chance...you WON'T be disappointed!
I mean REALLY...where else can you hang out with a Stormtrooper...cut off your own hand to escape an inevitable attack from hungry zombies...or see Spiderman in his later years? Comic Con has it all!