Monday, April 6, 2009

Emerald City ComiCon

So I don't really read many comics these days. When I was in grade school I loved them. This was back when they cost like $.25 and I bought them at the drug store. Around when I hit high school I gave them all to someone else who liked comic books. When I hit college, I had some friends who read comics, so I became exposed to the world of underground comics. I still didn't buy many, but I read my friends comics.

I still like comics, but I don't buy them. I wait for them to be combined into a graphic novel, then I might buy them, but I might just read it at Barnes and Noble when I'm killing time before going to the movies.

This weekend was the Emerald City ComiCon a convention for comic readers/buyers. I never would have known, but I ran into my friend Eric Singletary at Safeway the other day and he told me he had just finished the first issue of his new comic, "The Two Percent Solution". So I thought I should go check it out.

After going to breakfast and dropping my wife off at work, I headed down to the convention center. the line for the cash machine was long, but the line to get in was epic. Two rooms worth of line snaking back and forth, no end in sight.

I saw a few people in costume, most were dressed like video game characters or Star Wars. I didn't find any comics I thought I needed to buy. The stars available for autographs/photos left me wondering if this was the only job they have now and trying to do the math on how much money they could make in the weekend.
Overall it was fun, saw some cool comics, lots of fun people watching and the general size of most of the people made me feel a little bit thinner. With that I'm off to the gym.


Anonymous said...

Yes-when I get depressed about my weight I got to Safeco Field for a baseball game. Then I feel svelte like a nymph.

Austin said...

Yes-When I am feeling over weight I go to Safeco field during a Mariner's Game.