There’s a tendency amongst some passionate fans to grow weary of beloved comic conventions. They bemoan the success of cons that have become too big and crowded. You’ve been reading about last weekend’s big event. New York city played host to the 13th annual New York Comic-Con, now the largest convention in the U.S. Fans, exhibitors and professionals all shoehorned into an aging building that just can’t seem to renovate fast enough.
Despite all that, …. I still love NYCC. I l just love the madness of this giant convention. I am always impressed by the many ways the management team works hard to innovate and evolve the ever-changing demands of Geek Culture. I enjoy seeing old friends and collaborators there. I still love diving into the occasional back issue comic longbox to rescue forgotten treasures.
Paradoxically, I didn’t attend New York Comic-Con this year. Instead, I was in upstate at two other fan-focused gatherings. There’s good news to report : I had so much fun and met so many interesting people. Continue reading “With Further Ado #063: Meanwhile….Beyond NYCC”