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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:16 pm
I have the opportunity to attend a Comic Con. Normally I'm not much into comics per se (aside from a few webcomics), but I like to keep an open mind to new things. If you've gone to one of these, do you feel it was worth it? If so, what were some of the highlights of your experience?
Re: Comic Cons?
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:01 pm
It depends of what you're looking for.
If you are not going for anything in particular, i suggest you to try a bit of everything.
- These cons have shops and spectacles as their main, so you will definitely end looking what the shops have to offer and stopping in one spectacle or two (i suggest you to look the schedule, maybe you find something that gives you curiosity). Some of these are done by fans around the certain theme they are talking about and usually interacts with the public. It could be fun
- Also, cons have always cool cosplayers. Don't forget the camera!
- Talents. If you like art and writing, these are full of great talents. Some are just exposing their works while others could be found there to take a commision or give a signature (you may find even a famous talent).
- Finally, there are always profesional spectacles and some contests worth to be watch. As I said before, take a look at the schedule to not lose them
It's late and I can't think properly, so that will be all. Just remember having fun and... take money. You won't get out of there without something, that's for sure
And one more thing, careful with the food there, prices there for food are not in dollars, euros or cents... but eyes, kidneis and other internal organs.
Re: Comic Cons?
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:03 am
I've been to a few comic cons myself, and I can tell you this: it's not all about the comics.
From my personal experience these conventions cater to movies, some TV shows, and even video games. I've seen vendors with LEGO figurines that you can pick individual figures or even made from jewelry, vendors with vintage movie posters, mystery boxes filled with a specific franchise merchandise, custom decals, buttons... heck, one convention I went to always had a whole booth dedicated to Dr. Who.
Depending on how large it is you might even get to meet celebrities and get their autographs. Their autographs aren't free, though; at the cons I've gone to voice actors like Charlie Adler and Barry Gordon cost $25 per autograph and live action stars like Cary Elwes cost $40. They'll have photographs on their tables to autograph but they will also sign the item of your choice if you bring it to them. For a separate fee, sometimes lower, they'll let you take their picture with them. And in the case of some voice actors they'll record a line in the voice of your choice. Just be sure to check if the services are offered.
And if you have a smartphone see if the convention has an app. It will provide you with schedules and maps and maybe even nearby food and entertainment.