We’re still trying to collate our own thoughts of MoCCA ’09 — despite the problems, it was a GREAT SHOW — but others got there first and have reflected our own thoughts. A few early links:
§ Marion Vitus’s Flickr stream contains much that makes MoCCA the special time it is, from the “Drink and Draw Like a Lady” party to a big group of friends eating in a park on a perfect summer night (above).
§ Veteran observer and participant Sean T. Collins has a very strong post with both the highs and the lows well-explained.
We got to meet our fellow blogger Sandy Bilus of I Love Rob Liefeld, and his thoughts, too, should be pondered.
AND, some randomly Googled blogger entries from non-household names: freakylynx:
This new location was quite a change from the old. The pluses would be that it offered more space, higher ceilings (you appreciate that more when you consider how many people are roaming around an enclosed area), quicker to reach from the subway, and perhaps that everyone was in one spot rather than in an off room where they might be missed. It’s weird isn’t it, something new might be an improvement overall but I still missed the personality of the old building – sure some people were on the second floor which required cramp, heated elevator rides, and sure sure it could be almost a bit of a maze to get from one end to the other with rooms of varying sizes which had to be explored so you could spot everyone’s table – but the place had freakin’ personality rather than being just one large square room! Ah well.
§ And Danielle Griffith:
So far, it’s going pretty well! I am at home, exhausted, not doing fun stuff, because not only did I do too much fun stuff too late Friday night, but it was hot in the Armory. By the way, MoCCA is in a freaking National Guard Armory. It’s sort of strangely forboding, like, you feel like you’re trapped inside while the zombie hordes are clamoring outside. It’s huge and hot. I was very tired by the end of the day, despite consuming a total of five shots of espresso and one grande iced coffee from Starbucks.