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freakdylan
Friday, November 09, 2012 9:11:56 AM
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yea WizardWorld is coming here at end of month and the 1st person they show on guest list is a WWE wrestler, lol, even before Stan Lee, who goes to every convention seems like.


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Friday, November 09, 2012 11:23:43 AM
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frozilla wrote:
Hi there, first let me start off prefacing this with my frustration. I've gone to two recent 'comic conventions' that have been nothing more than kids dressing up as Japanese characters. I went to MidsouthCon back in March and GMX in Nashville just two weeks ago. Both were prominently promoted with comics being one of the main points and both hardly even addressed comics.

One of the main things I'm going for is comic exhibitors. Each of these conventions had exactly ONE comic book booth and the rest were selling either fan fiction books (not my thing) or homemade crap like crystals and other things that appeal to another subsect of people. Perhaps I'm expecting too much from a COMIC convention but I expect to see MOSTLY comic stuff. Of course you can't find out that the convention is weak until you pay your entry fee, which btw, is way too much for what you're getting.

Tell me, do I expect too much? I'm looking for comic-related stuff and people seem to think this is an outlet for other geek-related stuff..I don't mind a variety but when its billed as a comic convention I expect comic stuff.

I most likely won't be attending these again, both were extremely disappointing.


Well, we're based in Nashville and I could have told you GMX was probably not going to be what you wanted if you were looking for comics. They admit that they are trying to be Nashville's alternative to DragonCon...and I don't know when you've been to DragonCon last...but it's pretty much 80% cosplay.

CCL regularly attends the NASHVILLE COMIC AND HORROR FEST every year which is definately more comic oriented...although it's a smaller show. If you really want to hit some just pure comic shows, might I suggest some of the following:

C2E2, WONDERCON, MOTOR CITY, NEW YORK COMIC CON, EMERALD CITY, and for smaller ones, COMICPALOOZA and DANCON.





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comicfan17blue
Friday, November 09, 2012 12:10:01 PM
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In my area the most recent con was called Tri-Con. It was a combination of Sci-Fi, Horror and Comics. I didn't get to go but they had a VIP dinner with the original cast of The Lost Boys. Most of the guest were more TV or Movies related. Some of the lesser tributes from Hunger Games and some minor actors of Walking Dead.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012 6:06:34 PM
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Baltimore CC was fantastic. $25 admission, but it was 85% comics.




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SuperSoldier124
Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:49:41 PM
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Xylob wrote:
Denver Comic Con was a blast and almost entirely comic-oriented.
http://www.denvercomiccon.com/
lots and lots of booths with vendors selling comic books
some booths with vendors selling comic-related merchandise
lots of comic book artists (famous as well as "unknown")
a fair amount of people dressed up as comic book characters
agreed. wish i had made it to the sat and sun openings.
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