With Further Ado #191: Are Cons Back?

I don’t think there’s a word for it – but I attended two comic con last weekend. There were both small, but it was encouraging to see the fandom struggling to get back into the groove.  It was all so hopeful. And in this column, I’ll let the pictures do the heavy lifting. I will ask you to note the incredible smiles on everyone, though.

The first comic con was Finger Lake Expo, also called FLX, held on the northern end of Cayuga Lake in Geneva, NY. One of the best parts, for me, was catching up with old friends on the floor of a convention center. Wow – I really miss that.

The next day, I participated in the third Geek CONfluence. It’s a comic con masterminded by several Syracuse University folks, including Chris Wildrick and Frank Cammuso.  This was so much fun – a nice mix of panels, cosplay, and a hefty dose of back issue dealers too.

Frank Cammuso’s sketch class, using a cosplaying caped crusader as the model, was particularly enjoyable too.

But you know what? Enough of other folks’ comic conventions. I’ve got to get busy on this year’s ITHACON! It’s almost upon us- the show is April 23 and 24th! Hope to see you there.