As I mentioned in Wednesday's Pretty Sketchy post, I went to Boston Comic Con last weekend. I've been wanting to go for a few years now, but every year something always managed to conflict. This year was wide open for me, though, so I was finally able to attend, and while I've missed getting to watch it grow, it was still impressive to see that it has become a pretty big show. Not New York or San Diego big, mind you, but a lot bigger than I was expecting. And since I was only able to go on Saturday, it was pretty crowded, too. And I had my son with me, who tends to tire out early on. But we still managed to get a good two hours in before he descended into a full whine, and considering his previous record at one of these was maybe 30 minutes, I'm taking the win. So we didn't get to see everything, but we saw quite a bit and enjoyed what we did. Here are some highlights:
The line ahead of us to get in:
And behind (which wrapped quite a ways around the building!):
Captain the Kiddo waits in line:
Mr. T and Blade:
Aquaman and Mera:
Robin, Black Bat (Betty Felon herself), Spoiler, and Raven:
Rule 63 11th Doctor and TARDIS:
Another 11th Doctor and Carl Sagan (had to shake that guy's hand):
The awesomely friendly and talented Stephanie Buscema (from whom I bought this awesome Batgirl print):
Katie Cook, from whom we bought 4 different mini-paintings (so yes, more Pretty Sketchy posts to come there):
Our swag for the day:
Wish I could've gotten more pictures, but the opportunities weren't always there. But a lot of great things to see - Ghostbusters, 501st Legion folk, awesome artwork and displays, and a lot more really great cosplay than I was honestly expecting. Nose around the con's Facebook page and check it out. A lot of people really did themselves up well.
In all, a good show, and I'm looking forward to going back next year. And it looks like Rhode Island will finally be getting a con of its own come November, which is also pretty exciting. Are there too many now? Maybe, but so long as we start getting a few more within a reasonable travel distance, I'm perfectly okay with that.