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So...anyone going to ComicCon in SD?

Post by Lonestar » 2003-06-26 11:49pm

Or am I the only Ubergeek here?

(Course, I live there.)

http://www.comic-con.org/

It's the world's largest Comic convention. I've only been to one other (in Ft. Worth), and I suspect it'll be one of those "amoungst the unwashed things" again, but it'll sure to be a sight.

If anyone goes we could mutate it until a sd.netfest.
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-26 11:54pm

Would actually like to...unfortunatly taking 3 days off for a con isn't that easy right now.

For me or my friend...and transporting stuff would be a bitch.

Seriously transporting the booth gear to Pittsburgh(and hopefully Philly next year) is hard enough, by car.

By mail(did it for a NY con) is beyond stupifiyingly hard.....but one day...one day.
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Post by Lonestar » 2003-06-26 11:56pm

Ghost Rider wrote:Would actually like to...unfortunatly taking 3 days off for a con isn't that easy right now.

For me or my friend...and transporting stuff would be a bitch.

Seriously transporting the booth gear to Pittsburgh(and hopefully Philly next year) is hard enough, by car.

By mail(did it for a NY con) is beyond stupifiyingly hard.....but one day...one day.
Booth? What for?
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-26 11:57pm

Lonestar wrote:
Ghost Rider wrote:Would actually like to...unfortunatly taking 3 days off for a con isn't that easy right now.

For me or my friend...and transporting stuff would be a bitch.

Seriously transporting the booth gear to Pittsburgh(and hopefully Philly next year) is hard enough, by car.

By mail(did it for a NY con) is beyond stupifiyingly hard.....but one day...one day.
Booth? What for?
Me and friend publish a small indie book...mostly why I go to cons :P
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Post by Lonestar » 2003-06-27 12:00am

Yeah? What's it about?
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-27 12:02am

Small fantasy book.

We still do it...longest running problem was funding(ah the weird stories I can regale), now that's being solved more or less because the Publisher(my friend Dave has a better job and repaired his credit history....mostly because I loaned him some money).

We hope to do a Trade of all 12 issues by next year.
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Re: So...anyone going to ComicCon in SD?

Post by Tsyroc » 2003-06-27 12:06am

Lonestar wrote:Or am I the only Ubergeek here?

(Course, I live there.)

http://www.comic-con.org/

It's the world's largest Comic convention. I've only been to one other (in Ft. Worth), and I suspect it'll be one of those "amoungst the unwashed things" again, but it'll sure to be a sight.

If anyone goes we could mutate it until a sd.netfest.
I'm not planning on it but I did go to one day of it when I happened to be temporarilly assigned to school in San Diego at just the right time.

I enjoyed it. I was really into comics at the time but I've never been much for fawning over people, getting pictures and autographs, that sort of thing. Still, it's kind of cool to meet or at least see some of the people whose work you've been enjoying for years.

One of the things I liked the best was going to the special events. I saw presentations by Clive Barker, William Shatner and Francis Ford Coppala (stuff from his Dracula movie) all in that one day. The Comicon seems to be one of the places to show very early clips from upcoming movies so you can look for those.

There's always lots of stuff to buy and see. Lots of stuff is given away as well. One of my favorites was a signed card by Joe Jusko from the first Marvel Masterpieces collector's card set.

I was trying to think what comic characters they had people dressed up as and all I could think of was the actress dressed as Vampirella :twisted: and then I remember they had their staged arrival with a guy made up to be Chapel.

Todd McFarlane had his Spawn drag racer there for people to look at.

So, there's tons to see but if you are going every day then get your tickets ahead of time so they are cheaper.
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Post by Lonestar » 2003-06-27 12:07am

so...what's the story?
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-27 12:12am

Okay...for long story short.

A world that is split between day and night by a 500 year old curse that was basically their version of Armageddon.

The story takes place during the year of the Prophecy which that world can be made whole...and with a variety of groups that want this to happen for their own reason. The main story follows a group of people who are connected by the prophecy but are adventuring for their own reason.

This is about as plain as I can get without going longwinded and confusing.
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Re: So...anyone going to ComicCon in SD?

Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-27 09:20am

Lonestar wrote:Or am I the only Ubergeek here?

(Course, I live there.)

http://www.comic-con.org/

It's the world's largest Comic convention. I've only been to one other (in Ft. Worth), and I suspect it'll be one of those "amoungst the unwashed things" again, but it'll sure to be a sight.

If anyone goes we could mutate it until a sd.netfest.
Colins going I think, I'm trying to get everything done so I'll have the time off. I'll know in a couple of weeks if it's going to happen or not.
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Post by Damaramu » 2003-06-27 10:12pm

Yeah, the shop I work at will be setting up there. Bedrock City Comics (As Seen On TV!)....keep an eye out for us! :P

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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-30 12:23pm

Sweet.

Next year...I'm going...hell or highwater...mostly as vacation time.
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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-30 01:01pm

Ghost Rider wrote:Sweet.

Next year...I'm going...hell or highwater...mostly as vacation time.
It's lloking like the only way I'll get there is if I take out an Open Busines ticket so when this fucking current project finishes i can just go straight to the airport and hpefully get there while the shows still running. Still won't know for a little while if that's a likelihood. :(
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