Last weekend I attended San Diego Comic Con, where I spoke on a panel about “Creating Effective Villains” along with Brian Pinkerton, Genese Davis, and Eric Kieron Davis.
(Side note: If you haven’t read Genese Davis’s fabulous fantasy thriller THE HOLDER’S DOMINION, about a female gamer who goes head to head with a hacker, get thee to a bookstore immediately. I’ll wait.)
But one doesn’t merely go to comic con for the length of a panel – especially if you’re a gamer and comic/sci-fi/fantasy geek like me.
I spent some time on the convention floor, making friends:
And checking out all the great exhibits.
I attended several other panels, including one on manga translation. One of the panelists was the translator for the new Naruto Second Generation manga, Boruto:
Since I was allowed to take a guest, my mother accompanied me to the convention. She’d never been to Comic Con, and had a fantastic time. She even recognized the Legend of Zelda display:
This was my first trip to San Diego Comic Con, but I hope it won’t be the last. I had a fantastic time, saw some amazing things, and enjoyed getting a sneak peek at what’s new and upcoming in the worlds of manga, comics, and film (including the newest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.)
Have you ever attended a Comic Con? Did you enjoy it despite the crowds?