In a world gone mad, there are still a few things you can count on, and comics at Baltimore Comic-Con is one of them.
We got in last night for our annual dinner at the Rusty Scupper, this time with a bunch of Brooklyn compadres — why do we have to drive four hours to see people who live a few miles away? Oh well, it’s Con World.
One big note for this year’s show — a new headquarters hotel, the Hyatt Regency, as opposed to the Marriott. Show owner Marc Nathan explained that last year the Hyatt was their overrun hotel and it turned out that some of the execs at the hotel are big comics fans, and made a pitch to get the HQ hotel.
The new hotel seems adequate in all regards. And everyone proclaimed the first night of Bar Con a success (except for the early last call, of course) — it has space but an intimate feel and looks to be a good hangout.
One big topic of conversation — ongoing recovery from this year’s San Diego. One prominent comics figure confessed that she had literally no memory of the show from Tuesday night aside from scattered glimpses of headaches and faces, kind of like a Christopher Nolan movie. Another confessed to having had to take two vacations since San Diego. Maybe we’re just old, folks.
Also, congrats to Marc Nathan and wife Shelley, who just became parents for the first time 10 days before the show — little Reese made his debut at the bar Friday night and even in a world where all babies are cute, he is very, very cute.
More from the Harveys later!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.