ikearstin said: C2e2 wins!
^ Actual fact, if we’re just talking about the con. C2E2 is the best - roomy, manageable lines, friendly and pretty non-invasive people, and plenty of celeb guests. Nightlife, however…nope. The only time it was comparable to San Diego or New York was when C2E2 was also St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
fictionalized said: Yeah, I always think SDCC sounds awesome, but then I look at pictures of lines and crowds and just remember, no, no, I’m good here.
It is genuinely awful. People are not exaggerating about lines and crowds. Most cons I go to I can accept the crowd, even trick myself into being okay with it (DragonCon), but not SDCC. The atmosphere just feels…suffocating and thick. The three years I went I always came home with an awful case of con-crud, though that admittedly might be due to having a lowered immune system due to poor con-diet.
However, if you don’t mind people, I will always recommend trying to get there at least once. The energy is pretty worth it.
batmanfights said: I feel like NYCC is as big a show as I ever want to go to. SDCC seems more something to be endured than enjoyed.
I used to say that NYCC was *trying* to be SDCC, and while they don’t have all the outdoor stuff (It’s NYC in October - it’s probably gonna rain, whatreyagonnado), they’re sure getting there. Not sure if that’s good or not, because, you’re right, SDCC is endurance and exhaustion and work. I like the feeling of NYCC better than SDCC…but I’ve also got a lot of pride for the east coast and can’t stand the LA mentality. Sure do wish the Javit’s Center was bigger, though. I’m looking forward to being at NYCC this year - it’s been too long!
Half of me wishes I was at SDCC, trooping around in some outrageous costume, struggling to meet up with friends, occasionally rubbing elbows with celebs, and not giving a damn if dinner is bought at a cupcake truck because you walked like 5 miles in high heels in one day, damnit.
The other half is remembering how costly it is, is very comfortable in PJs thankyouverymuch, is perfectly fine *without* being groped/leered at/catcalled, is good *without* the anxiety-inducing crowd, and is drinking up all the online coverage (pretty tough (impossible in costume) to do while at the con itself).
Pretty much an extreme ambivert.
Headed to BCC this year? Or live in the area? On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 you can join – or just watch – the annual Boston Comic Con Costume Contest & Parade. Participants should head to Dick’s Last Resort at 11:45 a.m for check in. Just going to watch? The parade starts at at 12:15 p.m. with the final winners be announced at 12:45 p.m. This year you can catch Cosplay stars Bellechere and Destiny…
Bahaha! ‘Cosplay stars’. Seriously, if you’re in the area, put on a costume, come to the parade! Or don’t put on a costume, just come to the parade anyway! It should be a fun time. Still trying to decide what I should wear…
Anonymous said: This isn't really a question, just something I wanted to say. You're gorgeous and sexy and I'm not going to lie and pretend that this wasn't what originally brought you to my attention. But I've been reading your stuff for a while now and I just wanted to say you're kind of wonderful in general. You're funny, smart, and I enjoy the what you have to say and they brighten my day more than pictures of a beautiful woman in very well made costumes can. Thanks for being you, and I hope you never stop.
Thank you, Anon. Truly.
I feel like anything I could say after this would be hubris. So, thank you. You’ve made my day.