No, I’m not talking about a “Leverage” or “White Collar” type of Con. I’m talking about a Comic Con! In the past year I’ve become a real Con whore. Last year I went to four different comic conventions including San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con. I hit up two smaller events as well, my local Con and then a Wizard World event in Philly. All of them are awesome for different reasons and I enjoyed going to each one. I’ve met some amazing people while attending these events and even felt like a celebrity a time or two. Seriously, because of my Comic Con blog, I had people coming up to me at a party asking if I was who they thought I was and asking me questions and what not. It was really weird and exciting all at the same time.
Anyway, my next convention is C2E2 in Chicago. I’m double excited about this since I’ve never been to this convention before plus it’s in Chicago which means I get to see my BFF and all my Chicago area friends. I was able to score a sale on Southwest as well and had some gift cards. I ended up only paying $39 out of pocket for my flight! Pretty awesome, right? As of right now, not too many guests have been announced but Josh Gates of “Destination Truth” will be there which is pretty awesome. I had the chance to meet him at SDCC and he was really nice (Shout out to Amanda for making that happen!). I hope they release some more guests soon. I’m crossing my fingers for an “Avengers” panel since C2E2 happens in April and the movie comes out in May. I could see Marvel giving the movie one last big push. They had a panel at NYCC which is ran by the same people who do C2E2. I’m hoping the stars align and it happens! It might be a huge reach but I know the next Iron Man movie starts filming in the summer. It would be pretty awesome if Marvel had something going on related to that movie as well. Like I said, I think it’s a huge reach but it would be pretty awesome.
Are any of you into conventions? If so, which one’s have you attended?