San Diego Comic-Con 2007, much like it’s previous years, was huge with too many people nerding all over the place.
This year, I was a half a regular attendee, and then I had one foot in the “professional” side of things. I was with my good friend, Christy Lijewski (creator of Next Exit and RE:Play), for the most part, accompanying her to her panels, signings, and talking to different comic book publishers. Needless to say, it was very interesting for me!
Unfortunately, despite attending the convention for all four days, I managed to miss most of the people I had wanted to see. I definetely made it a point to say hello to David Mack and Stuart Sayger. I also found Aimee Major and she drew adorable cats for me. I also picked up Mack’s The Shy Creatures book, which is all together delightful to own.
I kept my eye out for people I knew from the Bendis Board but never found any of them. I don’t know too many of them, really, and many of them do not know me for I fail to be active on the forums anymore. It’s been years since I saw Pat Loika or Taki Soma though and I do miss them.
I didn’t really get to attend a lot of panels. I attempted to get into the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” panel, but failed miserably as the room filled up quickly. I hate standing in line… and I stood in line for that one, too! My friends and I got into the Futurama panel, which was a lot of fun as a lot of the voice actors were present for it. Futurama fans can look forward to new movies coming soon.
I missed the Live Art party on Friday, but I did get to attend another great party on Saturday night– though the details of that party should be kept a secret among us. Yes. It was that awesome. Sorry… no dirty stories about myself here! Only about other people.
Overall, the convention wasn’t too bad. Even though Saturday sold out, the crowd wasn’t as bad I expected. The convention did an amazing job controlling the crowd and I am very appreciative of it. It was exhausting having to be there for all four days and I wished I had done more and seen more people– but that’s always seem to be the general feeling that Comic-con always leave me with.
Pictures and more will come soon!