I’ll try not to whine.
If I could anyplace on earth this week it would be in beautiful San Diego, California.
Instead I am in Columbus, Ohio.
I used to live in California. I spent 34 of my 43 years in California. San Jose to be precise. I believe it was either 1992 or 1993 that I attended my first San Diego Comic Con (as it was still called), and I went for each year for close to the next decade.
It was amazing. It was magical.
And I miss it like crazy.
It’s not just the programming, or the exhibitor’s hall, or even the toy news…it’s the re-connecting with friends that I only get to see there (moreso since moving to the Midwest) that makes Comic Con such a fantastic experience. I met Jason Geyer and Daniel Pickett, amongst others, in person initially at Comic Con years ago.
So, once again this year I will live vicariously through online coverage, forum discussions, and even suffer through some of G4′s sure-to-be awful live coverage.
So, to those attending I hope that you have an amazing time. I wish I could be there. And maybe, just maybe…next year I will be.