Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm NOT at San Diego's Comic-Con

So, I'm not at San Diego Comic-Con, Comic-Con International, SDCC, or whatever you want to call it. The reasons for my not attending are vast and vary from, "I can't afford to buy a flight or hotel" to "I'm not sure I'm even popular enough to qualify for a press pass considering this is such a huge event". Therefore, while I might miss such fun occurrences such as the Image Expo which was full of new comics being announced, I at least can enjoy reading all the reports and imagine what it would be like if I were actually there meeting countless folks and buying whatever snazzy merchandise I would have enough money to purchase.

I sort of don't mind being unable to go to SDCC, because over time it seems  to have gotten to be a little less about comics and even more about movies and television--which is perfectly okay, but makes it almost more of a popular-culture convention than a true comic-book convention. Then again, I have loved attending Wizard World Saint Louis and Wizard makes no secret that their events are not just comic-focused, so perhaps I'm just like the fox in that fable who calls, "sour grapes." That said, my dream convention to attend is probably the huge one in NYC, and then going to San Diego. Hence, if anyone wants to give me a lot of money to go cover a comic convention for them, maybe consider flying me to New York first.

Anyways, I may not be in San Diego, but once it wraps up I imagine I'll do a post where I discuss the most interesting pieces of news to come out of the convention and my thoughts on them. Until then, you can join me in watching all the reports and reading the articles about the hottest announcements as they happen live. Oh, and to all of you who are scouring Ebay trying to find convention-exclusive items that people are already selling, you're only encouraging others to hoard items and then re-sell them at a huge mark-up as opposed to letting people who actually would enjoy the stuff for sale have the chance to buy it. I'm just saying...

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