Philip Looney on day 1:

All that business with Wizard World from a couple of years ago seemed to have only resulted in the con becoming stronger and better attended than before. It’s funny, because the couple of years prior the con seemed to be on a downward slope, but that is no longer the case. Once again, Friday (the slow day, mind you) had a long line to get in wrapped to the back of the convention hall and around.

Van Jensen on Day 1:

Sadly, everyone was so caught up in the rumormongering (which, so far, has turned out to be fluff) that they missed out on the panel of the weekend. The man behind the current greatest cartoon in the world, Cul de Sac, came down to talk about his strip and new collection. That’s Richard Thompson at right, the quiet genius of the comics world. What you can’t see is the massively empty hall in front of him. Fewer than 15 people were there, and that’s just a shame.


  1. Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac is truly most awesome. It was great to meet him. I was surprised and flattered that he took the time to come over to my booth and talk for a bit at the end of the show… after I’d failed to return and buy his book as I promised! There was so much good stuff and great people. It’s really a shame that much of it did not get the kind of attention deserved. Working a table, I did not get to spend the time I would have liked to with all the amazing artists that were there, and I wish I’d managed to pick up more of their books. This was probably a unique event, and sadly, not one to be repeated quite like it soon, given the lack of trade in indie land.