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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Emerald City Comicon

Well, I'm done with my first trip to the Emerald City Comicon. I've only been to one other comics-centric convention and that was in New York. I don't even remember what it was called. I experienced the same overwhelming sense of holy crap that I did then when I was faced with HUGE room full of mostly comics and comic creators.

Currently my comics aren't in any shape to go hunting for stuff to be signed. They're all in one room in Mike's basement and I was too lazy to spend the several hours organizing them. Mike Mignola was at the con and I did find my Hellboy issues but I didn't take any to be signed. Then I saw the line for him and realized that I wasn't too keen on wasting what little browsing time I had standing in line. So I felt better after that.

I did manage to get Cal over to meet Franco and Art Baltazar of Tiny Titans fame. He had his trade paperback signed by both, got a cute Starfire sketch (colored with crayons!) and now owns all four Patrick the Wolfboy trades by them as well (signed too).

I met the lovely Noel Neill (The Adventures of Superman) and had her sign a photo for my friend Mark. When I walked up to her there was no waiting, a fact that shocked me. I was glad to see that as I left more folks went to her table and chatted and took pictures with her.

I bought Gail Simone's new book, You'll All Be Sorry. She autographed a copy for me and for a friend in the UK.

There were a ton of creators there I would have loved to have sign my stuff but I didn't have time to do that and do what I really wanted to do...look through comic boxes. Yesterday I sat through two panels and browsed the dealer's room. I came home with a small stack of comics. Today I went to the show by myself (yesterday was with the whole family) and did nothing but paw through boxes of cheap comics. Yes, quantity over quality was the watchword of the day. I now have a buttload of comics to enter into my ComicBase.

Next year maybe I'll limit myself more on spending and take time to get comics signed. I just know this year there was so much I wanted to do I didn't know where to start. It's a weird feeling when you're faced with a comic geek's dream come true. I'm already blocking out my time for next year's con.

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