Another C2E2 has come and gone, so it’s time to take stock of everything excellent… and less so. [Read more…] about C2E2 2019 Recap: What’s Great, What Wasn’t
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!
To attend conventions is to pry open the world of crazy, behind which lies economic disaster, talking with strangers, and the terrifying reality of leaving your house. How’s a body supposed to get through a show while staying in the shallow end?! But do not go full simian feces, for I, the rabid raccoon in your rumpus room answering to John Galati, am here to hold your hand through this, the least trying trial of of all time. [Read more…] about How To Enjoy a Comic Con – A Beginner’s Guide