The annual Talk Back panel. The usual: Fix Hall H (it’s getting worse), have security attend sensitivity training, have a ticket lottery.
Good cosplay always prompts a bit of a double-take, giving you the feeling that your world has been momentarily invaded by something weird. The critical mass of characters at Comic-Con adds another layer, exposing a giant cross-section of the nerd collective unconscious where Batwoman is friends with Solid Snake and a thousand Deadpools roam San Diego’s Gaslamp district. And the weapons check is like some kind of surreal bureaucratic stopgap, designed to let these fictional worlds converge. Are you a world-warping demigod? Fine. But you’re going to have to tag your staff just like everybody else.
Yeah! That show! The one with the wisecracking hipster, the bully eldster, the cute dorky girl who lives in the basement, the goofball mother, and the Square (who is really a tesseract, but no one can see how cool he is). I especially liked the second season, where the Square got an internship, and had to deal with the Stick (up her ass) and the Charmer (who flirted with the Square, who didn’t know if she was all talk, or all webcam, or both). The brilliance was the Bigmouth Sage, who was always right, even though everyone hated having to listen to him.
Here’s how to make money from geek culture, via Wall Street.(No IDW stock pick?)
Along the way, readers meet conspiracy theorists, body modifiers, musicians in various stages of a downward spiral, and — in Mitt Romney — a presidential candidate about to embark on his campaign. But, in their own niches, each of them becomes (sometimes literally) rock stars, oblivious to the skepticism or outright mockery they inspire in other societal circles.Conventions. Tradeshows. Expos. Every profession and obsession has them. We select hot tubs, handguns, the best Wonder Woman costume and even our presidential contenders at these neo-tribal gatherings where commerce and communalism collide. With a tanking economy and looming layoffs, lapsed-fanboy Bob Calhoun sets out on a quest through the temporary worlds created in concrete convention centers and hotel conference rooms for the nerdy enthusiasm he has lost. However, in Shattering Conventions, his new pop-culture memoir, Calhoun quickly discovers that escapism provides little escape from a growing American craziness.
from Comic-Con, reporting on “March” and Georgia Rep. John Lewis.
If you wanted to see how popular (and lucrative) a female heroine can be you only had to check out the Catching Fire panel at Comic Con. Thousands of people went nuts for the new trailer and for star Jennifer Lawrence who took most of the questions on the panel. At one point they opened the floor up to questions from the fans, many of whom had waited 12 hours or more to be there.The procession of awestruck young girls was inspiring. They had a hero to look up to, both in Katniss and in Lawrence, and they asked some really smart questions.
Before Molly Quinn becomes famous! Age 19! Perfect!
(2013 and years previous).
Dawwww…. How nice! *sniffle*