As much as I love comics, I’d be lying if I pretended comic cons didn’t make me nervous. People always make me nervous, and enormous swaths of people I don’t know make me especially nervous. You’ll never believe this but C2E2, now in its 10th year as Chicago’s biggest comics and entertainment convention, is full of a lot of people. Lots and lots of people!
Despite this, I had a marvelous C2E2 2019, for the first time attending with full press privileges (see also: I got a different badge, got to seek some peace and quiet in a private room, and had a Monster Energy rep comp me a free coffee). Did I get egregiously sweaty and nervous trying to figure out things like “where’s the press lounge,” “do I just walk up to Jonathan Hickman and ask him to sign a copy of Secret Wars #1,” and “am I really about to defend Marvel’s Rhino on a live panel podcast?” Of course! But looking back, the things that made me the most nervous are also the things I’m happiest I went through with.
It’s amazing how often that’s the case! [Read more…] about A Dave At C2E2: Comic Book Herald’s Long Con!