Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Adventures At The Long Beach Comic Con

Now that the last day is over I can honestly say I really did enjoy myself at the first annual Long Beach Comic Con, more than I thought I would. I got to see Stan Lee cut the ribbon. I met some positive and enthusiastic Black comic creators. I got introduced to a lot of new books to read. I got to see a movie screening. I got lots of useful and entertaining info at the seminars and I got plenty of schwag.

Things I didn't like:
  • The DC panel. (They revealed next to nothing and confirmed that there will be no use of Milestone characters beyond Static in the near future. They were pretty unapologetic about it too.
  • Celebrities charging for their photos. (I know this isn't a new thing but I still don't like it.) I think that if you're a celebrity you should at least let your fans take your picture when you're at an event like this.
Things I really liked:
  • The Black comic creators I got to meet and talk to. (Good conversation and definitely a community I'd like to be a part of.)
  • The Man of Action panel (The creators of Ben 10). They were dynamic, good with the little kids, and enthusiastically answered every question put to them.
  • The various writing panels and the online comic strip panel.
  • Regardless of the crowds I got to see everything I wanted to see.
  • Thomas Jane. He was really cool, laid back, and approachable, and posed for photos with fans for free.
  • Did I mention the schwag?
Things to remember for the next con:
  • Bring a backpack for all the schwag (Schwag Bag)
  • Bring a notepad or recording device to take notes at the seminars
Anyway I'm already looking forward to the next one. I'll talk about the creators I met in future posts and will also provide a link to all the photos I took as soon as I've uploaded them all.

1 comment:

blessd1 said...

Glad you had a good time out there. I may be in the minority, but I thought Thomas Jane was a pretty awesome Punisher. Good to know that he's pretty cool, too.