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Old 07-01-12, 05:26 PM
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Re: Comic Conventions

Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
All these comic cons pale compared to the San Diego Comic Con.

13 more days!
I'd love to try going some year. Honestly though hearing about people's experiences it doesn't sound like for the average person it's a ton of fun. Waiting in line all day for a panel you may or may not even get into, the huge crowds, etc. I'm trying to talk a group of friends into going the NYC Comic Con next year maybe.
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Yeah I could give a shit about SDCC. G4 has live coverage and thats good enough for me. Heroes is in state, I can go to any panel I like, and most of the creators favor it anyway.
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Re: Comic Conventions

While I am going to Comic-Con next week, took a bunch of photos at Heroes Con 2 weeks ago:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/patcave...7630442169680/
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Re: Comic Conventions

Pics from San Diego Comic Con 1982.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-li...7601430944410/
Old 07-10-12, 05:40 PM
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I'm kinda of disappointed in the guest list for Wizard World Chicago this year. The past couple of cons had some cool old school guests - I got autographs from Adam West, Richard Roundtree, and Pam Grier - but this year it's mostly just Trek/Buffy guys. Although James Hong is cool.
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Re: Comic Conventions

Originally Posted by mrhan
Pics from San Diego Comic Con 1982.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-li...7601430944410/
Those were great to look at! Thanks! Amazing how things have changed in 30 years.
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Those were great to look at! Thanks! Amazing how things have changed in 30 years.
I wish I was there just to buy all those back issues in the pics!
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Re: Comic Conventions

Originally Posted by Patman
While I am going to Comic-Con next week, took a bunch of photos at Heroes Con 2 weeks ago:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/patcave...7630442169680/
Nice, you got a picture of me in costume, taking a picture of someone else.
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Originally Posted by mrhan
Pics from San Diego Comic Con 1982.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-li...7601430944410/
Awesome pics- thanks for sharing!
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Re: Comic Conventions

Can we all agree that SDCC should be renamed? I mean its hardly about comics anymore primarily.
Old 07-15-12, 07:51 PM
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Re: Comic Conventions

Originally Posted by burnside986
Can we all agree that SDCC should be renamed? I mean its hardly about comics anymore primarily.
Hollywood has co-opted the entire event for it to primarily be a showcase for upcoming movies and television shows. Can you literally buy an actual comic book on the show floor? The New York Comic Con actually looks like it is still about comic books.
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So no big news came out from Marvel and DC at this year's SDCC. I wonder why Marvel didn't just announce Marvel NOW at SDCC instead of releasing the news to Entertainment Weekly just 1 week earlier? They would probably have had more media exposure.
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Well, I survived my 4th Comic-Con (2 in the 1990s, and 2 in the 2010s). I'm pretty worthless today at work, though.
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Re: Comic Conventions

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Hollywood has co-opted the entire event for it to primarily be a showcase for upcoming movies and television shows. Can you literally buy an actual comic book on the show floor?
Yes, I bought a few last year. And I brought several comics to the Con and got them signed by my favorite creators.
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Re: Comic Conventions

I ended up picking up the entire run of Justice League International along with a few trades. I've only been twice, but it seemed like there were quite a few more comic dealers there this year than when I went a couple years ago.
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Here's a link to my photo sets from Comic-Con 2012:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/patcave...7631003250302/
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Re: Comic Conventions

So, I got an email about Stan Lee's Comikaze this weekend (Sep 15-16) at the L.A. Convention Center. Kinda snuck up on me, so I don't have any plans on going. Curious if anyone else is going.
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I know ill be going to SDCC next year. since I went this year, I was able to get my tickets early.
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Re: Comic Conventions

My friend who invited me to C2E2 this year has already extended the same offer to me for next year. Basically, since he's going whether I go or not, he's not expecting me to chip in on gas or lodging and in exchange, I help circulate his sketchbook to ensure he gets the pieces he wants from the various artists on his To Get list. In short, a no-brainer for me! Next year, I hope to do a better job getting to panels and if I can find an artist doing free or really cheap sketches, I'd like another Batgirl to go with the one I got from Marc Silvestri free this year. Ideally, I'd also love to snag another press pass writing for Flickchart, too, and I hope to find some subject material particularly interesting.

And, of course, if I could actually catch up with any of y'all, that'd rock!
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Anyone go to NYComiCon this year? I had a great time. Got some great autographs and a ton of free books, most signed by their authors. Also picked up a star wars print by dave dorman that has been on my want list for years.
My favorite get was we met Rob Paulsen walking around the show floor. He was nice enough to pose for a picture and sign an autograph. Everyone always spells my name wrong, especially celebrities, so we asked him if he could sign it "to Bryan, with a "y", narf! and not only did he sign it that way but he said it, too, in the Pinky voice. Great moment.
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Rob Paulsen is a super great guy. I performed at the Riot LA festival last month and he was part of a live podcast for "The Legends of Voice Over Acting" which was really great. He stuck around for my show after and came up to me and had really nice things to say about my set, totally great guy.
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Re: Comic Conventions

Wow, been a few years since this thread was updated!

Kinda short notice, but the CalComicCon in Yorba Linda, CA is tomorrow (Sunday, 25JAN15). I'm going again since it's still a nice, small place to see actual comic books (shocking for a comic convention to do that!). Here's a link to their site for anyone interested: http://www.calcomiccon.com/
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Re: Comic Conventions

I've been going to Emerald City Comicon the last few years. I like it but too crowded and, except on Friday when it's a bit less hectic, if you want to go to any of the celebrity guests, you pretty much have to park in there all day. The comics stuff is better, you can usually get in no problem. I usually go all three days, but I got really sick of the crowds last year, so I'm going to try just going on Friday this year.
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I'm really looking forward to this one:

http://www.greatlakescomiccon.org

I met Ron Marz a couple years ago- he was a great guy to chat with. I was wearing a Dave Alvin t-shirt so we landed up talking music for probably a good 30-45 minutes.
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Re: Comic Conventions

Originally Posted by Bronkster
Wow, been a few years since this thread was updated!

Kinda short notice, but the CalComicCon in Yorba Linda, CA is tomorrow (Sunday, 25JAN15). I'm going again since it's still a nice, small place to see actual comic books (shocking for a comic convention to do that!). Here's a link to their site for anyone interested: http://www.calcomiccon.com/

How is that one? I almost went a few years back but completely forgot when the weekend actually hit. I've been routinely missing it since. I assumed it's a bit like Frank & Sons in Rowland Heights.

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