The big event is almost here! San Diego Comic-Con is now just a week away and you can bet the Comic Vine staff is stoked and preparing for all that the con has to offer! We'll be there to interview talent, check out panels, and so much more, but this week, we wanted to know why you love attending cons. Is to to shell out some cash and buy some awesome collectibles and art? Meet other fans and creators? Attend panels? Or show off your cosplay and see what everyone else is wearing? The poll is now closed and, according to the voters, buying collectibles, comics and artwork is the most appealing part of a convention!
Getting the latest scoop on what's going on in the world of comics, dressing up and hearing creators talk about their work is good fun, but it looks like most voters go to a convention with a full wallet and expect to leave with only some change remaining. It's an understandable desire, too. So many talented artists are there offering commissions and there's countless booths on the floor which are presenting totally tempting and oh-so-appealing products. No matter how strapped for cash you may be, it's tough to resist buying at least one thing when you attend a big comic convention.
There were 5 options on the poll and here's how the votes were distributed.
- Buying art/merch/comics/etc. 29%
- Attending panels/screenings/etc.25%
- Meeting talent 25%
- Cosplay 13%
- Wandering the floor and meeting other fans 8%
Let's see what some Comic Viners had to say about our latest Question of the Week.
"The biggest reason I go is to get commissioned art from some of the very talented people in comics. Having custom one of a kind art is something very special. My family and I are also big into the cosplay and we are getting more into it all the time. I have no interest in attending panels or screenings. Probably never make it out to SDCC but if anyone if going to Boston's Comic Con this year I'll be there!"
"Each con I attend, the cleverness of the cosplayers seems to get more and more interesting. At AKON in June I saw a Xenomorph from ALIEN, I saw a Raiden from Revengeance, as well as many many other impressive outfits. I've seen a person cosplaying as MOTHRA complete with full wingspan, I've seen a gender swapped Marcus Fenix, an undead Stormtrooper... the list goes on and on.
It's not a hobby I partake in, but the level of skill always manages to be very impressive."
"Love the Artist Alley, like to getting to talk to the artist. Just a real kick to see what my idols growing up look like and how they are in person. I also like just talking shop with 'little guys' like myself and seeing how they go about their work and what materials they use, challenges they face.
I went to HeroesCon inCharlotte this year a spent a good part of the day just checking out the guest speakers, and asking artist about portfolio work
My kids love the costumes and the swag they can get however lol Deadpool is always a hit with them."
"1. Panels - If moderated & organized, they are informative & entertaining
2. Artist alley - Talking to creators/buying artwork
3. Vendors/Comic Publishers - Sideshow Collectibles, DC, Marvel, Image, etc"
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