Well another c2e2 has come and gone and I got to visit one just one day. The wait is over, I can finally give you my c2e2 post con report!
The first thing to note about this trip is that I decided to go on Sunday. Over the years I’ve become a bit more… let’s say cranky and I figured there would be a lot less people on Sunday since they are traditionally a little more relaxing. Less crowds and dealers will give good deals. Well, there were tons of people there and many of the aisles were pretty packed. And yes, some of these people smelled terribly. By all accounts the crowd I experienced was actually much smaller compared to Saturday. It only goes to show that c2e2 has grown a lot in the last few years.
Oh and my phone’s camera is terrible. Most of the pics I took were super blurry.
But enough of my cranking! I did have fun. I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to and thanks to time restrictions I don’t think I got in enough of the con floor as I should have. It’s looking like c2e2 is a two day con or nothing. Here’s some highlights (and a couple low lights):
Stupid Mystery Boxes
Let me get this straight, I can pay someone 35 dollars for a box full of stuff and I don’t have any idea what it is on the off chance that it *might* be good?! I was astounded by the amount of these things flying off the shelves. What is it with our society where we want to buy crap as long as we don’t know it’s crap? Are we that hard up for surprises?
This terrible picture is of Nicole Salera. Here’s a not terrible picture found on her Facebook page:
If you’re one of the lucky few that follow my Twitter account (@robotspjs) you may have noticed that I had a poll there where I pitted Hostess vs. Little Debbie in a snack cake battle. The “winner” would be given away by me at the con. Hostess won by a majority so I handed out Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Cupcakes, and mini cherry fruit pies to some folks. Hope you liked them!
Diamond Select Booth
The Diamond booths were pretty cool, particularly the toy division’s part of things. I really, really dig the Ghostbusters build a temple thing… but man I’m not sure where I’d put it.
I tried meeting up with Zach Oat while I was there, but he was always mysteriously not around. Hmmm..
Nerd City/Battle Babies/Pixel Dan
It was cool meeting Pixel Dan in real life. He’s a super nice dude. I also got to meet Stacy of Battle Babies and she’s got some cool stuff check out her Facebook page!
This Spider-Man Comic
Never thought I’d see a Spider-Man clone comic going for more than a dollar.
As a big G.I. Joe fan I was super excited to get an autograph from Sgt. Slaughter, one of only a few “real life” G.I. Joes. I got him to sign my SDCC figure of him. While he was charging quite a bit I figure dude has to eat somehow. Also, I hate to be morbid here but the mortality rate of pro wrestlers is so damned high that I have no idea if I’d ever get a chance to see him again.
One funny thing is that he wrote, “Go Joe” on the card. Not sure if that’s a mistake since “Yo Joe” is the common catchphrase, but whatever. I’m not going to argue with the Sarge.
The Geico RV
People were in a huge line to get into this Geiko RV. Guess what I don’t want to do? Get into a long line to get the chance to be with smelly people in an enclosed space so an insurance company can market to me.
Art of Jason/Blind Box Comics
It was over here that I got to meet up with Jason of @ArtofJason, a very talented artist and a cool guy.
Jason introduced me to the owner of Blind Box Comics and I chatted about his service. Normally, I think the idea of subscription services where you don’t know what you’re going to get is pretty dumb, but Blind Box has a neat idea of sending you indie comics that you might not be familiar with. Basically it’s a neat way to discover new comics. They also send out their own exclusive variant covers of comics if you’re into that sort of thing. And if they want me to talk more about it, they’ll need to send me a big fat check!