Well, it’s nearly upon us now: Planet Comicon.
I know it’s not much compared to the sprawling epic that was San Diego Comic-Con last year but Planet Comicon has always had a special place in my heart. It was the first big con I’d ever attended; nearly every other one had been in a hotel or the back of a bowling alley (seriously). I still remember shelling out thirty bucks for a set of Star Wars dvds (the originals, no less and long before the box set was ever released).
Ah, yes, overpriced bootlegs. Good times.
Anyway, this is a special occasion for me as it marks my tenth anniversary of going to Comicon. Not a huge milestone, mind you, and I know it might be a bit silly to celebrate ten years of driving to Kansas City and spending way too much money on crap but it’s become much more than that. This is an opportunity to meet new people, both professionals and amateur creators (like myself) who are just trying to get their work out there. I’m just another small fish in an ever-growing ocean of creativity but being in a school with other fish is a great experience. I meet lots of cool folks and I hope to continue that this year. With any luck, I might even get to meet guest-of-honor, Billy Dee Williams!
Yep, Lando Calrissian himself is going to be there. My wife is already restraining herself to keep from asking how it felt to sell out his best friend to the Empire. I’m sure he never actually did that in real life. Probably.
Well, that’s all for now. I’ve got lots to do before the weekend and better get started. I’ll actually be posting the newest “Geek Theory” tonight, so be sure to check that out. And stay tuned as I’ll be posting pics from this year’s con right here and on Facebook.
Gotta run, I need to find my vintage Lando action figure to get autographed!
This guy blew up the 2nd Death Star. Crazy, huh?