September 29, 2017
COMIC CON – PRO’S AND CON’S
All this week people have been asking me about the Salt Lake Comic con. Ok , it helped I was wearing my comic con t-shirt almost every day. As far as this year’s comic con I had mostly a very positive experience. What does that mean?
Overall, I love going to comic con, I love the people watching , going to panels, shopping the vendor floor and talking to complete strangers who have a common interest. But this year had a different “vibe” to it.
I don’t know if I can really tell you why but it just wasn’t the same, maybe I wasn’t thrilled with the stars that were there. No , I don’t get all crazy for autographs and pictures. I guess it all started at the Press Conference, in years past the stage was filled with stars, from TV shows , Movies , voice actors and writers. This years press conference has very little of that. They brought out few people and introduced them by name, but I had no clue who they were. I would have been nice if the MC of the event would have said what this person has done that makes them a star. I had hoped to grab a couple of interviews to share with you but didn’t feel like going up to someone and saying ‘WHO THE HECK ARE YOU AND WHY SHOULD I CARE’
Now don’t get me wrong, I had a great time. I went to a couple of panel discussions and enjoyed them, but the amount of panels that were of interest to my wife and I were limited. Only 1 on Friday so by 2pm I was done. Then on Saturday morning I woke up not feeling well and decided to skip Saturday at the comic con.
But I did get to see a fight! As we pulled up to a restaurant there were 2 homeless men fighting each other. Nothing bad but kind of scary to see.
As a comic book and Super Hero collector I did find a few items to purchase on the vendor floor and talk to some amazing people who are geeks like me.
Yeah, it was fun. I will go again next year and recommend you go just to experience the con and see why over 120 thousand people go every year. But this year just had a different “VIBE”
Here is the audio of some of the fun things we did this week including STUPID NEWS