It greatly saddens my heart to be missing the Mecca of the nerd world, the zenith where pop and geek culture meet for one week to decide what all will be taken back to camp, broken out to analyze, and declare based on these teasers and first glances just what were going to be excited for for an entire year; decided over the course of a long weekend. The people, the energy, the hopes and dreams of a generation are packed into 2 suitcases and a train ticket to really put your heart out there and make yourself or your film, or company, or whatever thrive or fail. It is the biggest reveals to the media and pop culture what the fans will stand behind; and just what we’ve decided to let die. For one weekend it puts the power into the hands of the consumer.
However, as I said, I will not be making it for the first time in years due to a body relocation issue (ie I cant physically be there due to no money). So rather than sit around and me mopey that Thom isn’t invited this year, Ive decided to stick around and analyze what flopped and what stuck from last year; enjoy!
Comic-Con 2011 was a whirlwind of activity and panels and yet very chill. Just as many people this year, but I think organizers were really on top of scheduling big panels at the same time so people had to make a choice but could actually get in to what they really wanted to see. This year was especially meaningful as my dad was in town and joined me for my last day at the con. Let me take you on a little trip of my convention: what I saw, what secrets were dropped, and just what might be worth checking out in the coming months!
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