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Baltimore Comic-Con 2008

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Sep. 29th, 2008 | 08:40 pm
mood: dorkydorky

Yesterday I went to the Baltimore Comic-Con and had my first comic book convention experience! I've wanted to go to one for a few years, and was not disappointed. It was amazing. My optic nerves definitely got overloaded with all the awesome visuals. I have never seen so many comics in one place, except maybe in my dreams.

Yes, I admit it, I'm a big nerd! I bought NINETY-SEVEN comics yesterday. Granted, most of them were out of the $1 and 2/$1 bins, so I don't feel too guilty. I filled in a few of my Uncanny X-Men and X-Men holes, so that was fantastic. I also picked up a few of The Grimm Fairy Tales by Zenescope Entertainment that are a bit harder to find in my area. It has quickly become one of my favorite series, and I was absolutely thrilled that Zenescope had their own booth! They gave me a free issue of Beyond Wonderland #0 Cover B that I will certainly treasure. They even have a catalog and a website where I can order the comics directly ... which could prove quite dangerous! Most of their other titles look quite enticing, too. I am so going to run out of room in my closet to store all of my comics.

I also wandered through Artist's Alley, and tried not to drool on other artists' work. It's amazing there's so much talent out there in the world! I picked up a bunch of business cards and will be visiting as many websites as I can. I hope I find some blogs about their experience. If I drew more fan art and wasn't quite so shy, I could see myself having a table there. It is so neat to see an artist drawing in person, but I would never be able to offer sketching commissions right on the spot. That seems like so much pressure! Of course, it takes me so long to finish a piece because I'm my own worst critic. Artists come in all shapes and sizes, I suppose.

Justin had a great time, too. He even picked up a copy of Wolverine #1, which was an awesome find for his collection. He's been a comic fan far longer than I, and the amount of information he has stored in his mind is just incredible. He really is my Superman. I was exhausted after 6 hours on our feet, but he was the one that had to drive us three hours to and back from Baltimore in one day. The only regret was that we weren't able to go both days, and actually have the time to attend panels and stand in line for autographs. There's always next year, though! We're hoping to go to some others, as well. Anybody have any east coast convention suggestions?

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from: jenelycam
date: Sep. 30th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)

YAY for nerdy fun!! :P

I'm glad you had a great time, Kristin!!

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You need pictures!

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 1st, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)

Hey aqua--it's purrprints, from etsy--just checking out your post--i've never done the comic con thing but you make it sound like a lot of fun--but why no pictures? i love seeing pics of that kinda stuff :)

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Re: You need pictures!

from: aquariann
date: Oct. 1st, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)

I brought my camera, and then was so mesmerized, I forgot to take pictures!! That's another goal to add to our visit next year. ;D

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