I’m getting ready to wrap things up at work and head out with some friends to the Comic-Con. We’re driving to San Diego so there will be time to read over the program guide and plan for the events.
I love the Comic-Con. As I’ve said in previous posts, it’s a great place to get my head cleared from the doldrums and just enjoy a small period of pure entertainment.
I love that it has grown from a comic book hobbyist show to a pop culture event that showcases anything that might be related to entertainment. I was talking to a friend about how much things have changed since we were first attending the Con back in the 1990s. I think if it wasn’t for the forward-thinking minds of the folks that run the show to involve movie and TV studios, RPG and the like, publishing houses, toy manufacturers, art forms of all persuasions, and a variety of crazy things you won’t see elsewhere, the event would probably would have lost traction just as interest in traditional comic book reading and collecting of recent or near recent stuff has waned. I bash Rob Liefeld a lot, but it’s actually people like him that probably helped fuse the various mediums to make the whole experience more diverse. I may not like everything that’s come with the ride, but in all, it’s been a good thing I think.
I love the cosplayers (where else can you dress up as Lando or Leia or Spongebob or Catwoman or Thor’s Hammer or whatever and not get made fun of?). Over the years, the costumes have gotten more elaborate and creative. I’m planning on taking a ton of pictures this year since the ones from last year were so popular.
And while we’re there, we’re going snorkeling at La Jolla. Bonus!
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