Sunday, March 17, 2024

Today's Quad Con Was Quite a Good Time!

Quad Con puts on a variety of stupendous shows in the Midwest region and I'm always sure to attend their show in Saint Charles whenever it occurs--with one having happened today! I arrived at the Steel Shop Event Center this morning and an absurd amount of fun was had by myself and Gibson--who accompanied me in his stroller while Clarkson and Samii got a little extra sleep back at the house. I kicked off the event by seeing my friend Brian Lan who was there repping the Hero Initiative. The Hero Initiative does countless great things for comic creators in need and I can't say enough good things about the organization. I then saw at a nearby table the affable Spike Forester of Lost in Space Toys and Collectibles. He had a number of cool items for sale! After visiting with Spike I met up with John Chaffee of Bigfoot Comics and Collectibles who had a table near my other friend, Marcus Mosley. Right next to them was the delightful Bruce Reynolds and he had a ton of awesome comics as well--you may get the impression by this point some stellar vendors were there of comics!

A quiet moment before the show began.

It was by no means only comics for sale, however. I saw vendors with Pokemon cards, toys, Legos, and more! The good folks of Bartertown had a bunch of cool stuff they were retailing and a number of tables also had really neat Funko Pops! Besides vendors, I saw a number of creators such as the great guys of Biff! Bam! Boom Comics whom I always enjoy chatting with at any show we meet up. I also met an author who was promoting her own self-published graphic novel. Named Ria Leso, she was selling copies of, "The Sleepless Ones," an exciting and scary-looking read without a doubt! The folks from Hero Complex were at the show, promoting their super-hero-centric museum. It sounds really neat and I look forward to the grand opening!

The show was busy as it began!

As I continued wandering the show floor I saw some of my chums from Tatertot Comics and Collectibles. We had a great time conversing with them about how much fun we were having at Quad Con! I also saw Eric and Tricia from STL Comics. They had brought a lot of cool new comics as well as some stellar toys. Comic Book Relief had some neat goods, including a bunch of cards as well. Before I had to head out because Gibson was ready for a nap I had the opportunity to meet Sean Anderson AKA That Comic Book Guy. He was selling a ton of great comics and I picked up a debut issue of, "The Authority," with the first appearance of The Engineer, who will be in the upcoming Superman movie for a superb price (complicated feelings about Warren Ellis aside, I was excited to get this)! Check him out on Instagram and check my new comic out below:

Today's combination St. Patrick's Day and Quad Con was so much fun! I eagerly await the next Quad Con in Saint Charles--it will occur on October 20th of this year at the same time and within the same location. It is bound to be great fun just as today's show was!

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