Last week Kansas City
hosted Planet Comicon
, my primary local comic book convention. Every year it grows in size; in attendance, show room floor, guests... everything. This year was no exception, and it was a pretty big deal.
|With my wife and comic partner in crime.|
For starters, usually there are a lot of celebrity media guests. In the past I've voiced my concern that the media guests could take away from the comic part of comicon. That and I just don't have the cash to drop for photos and an autograph. Luckily I had some help on that front, and got to meet a few of them. First of which would be my meeting of George Takei
... in my hotel lobby. Nothing quite like sharing a turbo lift with Mr. Sulu
|My lucky run in with a Starfleet officer.|
From there I saw Jason Mewes
and Ming Chen
, both of various Viewaskew
productions. Both were super nice. I even got to talk up DMI to Ming
, which was pretty cool.
But the headliner of the show was the face of Marvel comics himself, Stan Lee
. And oh yes, I was able to get a photo and a comic signed by the man.
|My picture of a picture of Stan Lee.|
|This guy is seriously funny.|
is lucky to have a great group of local talent. Most of them know me (if not by name) and I see them around at various events. So it's the people from out of town I look forward to meeting for the first time. More often than not I take the opportunity to spread the gospel of DMI
. Didn't really do that this go round, but I did get a chance to thank Amanda Conner
in person for her contribution. I was very happy to do this, shake her hand and get an updated photo with her. She is an awesome individual.
|Amanda Conner folks.|
And finally, what about comics? In past years I had not hit up many venders. Usually I keep an eye out for $1 comic boxes, and haven't found many. This year however, there were deals everywhere. Like 2, 3 and 4 for a $1. Unheard of. And I picked up some high dollar books. I'm usually trigger shy when it comes to spending for big books, but not this year.
It was a good show this year.
Labels: Amanda Conner, Planet Comicon 2016