When we do our Comic-Con coverage, we always strive to get as many great interviews as we can. It's one of the things I love, being able to talk to the creators. This year I started thinking about how there was more than just interviews to share. Comic-Con simply has so much going on. I do love talking to the creators involved in bringing us our favorite stories but Comic-Con has loads of cool things just lying around. Hopefully in some of our videos and pictures, we can give everyone a sense of what there was.
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DC had a cool booth with loads of giant banners that any fan would love to have (even if they don't have the actual space to display them). You probably saw the giant Odin throne that Marvel had in their booth. They also had glass display cases with some cool stuff like Captain America's Shield (thanks Norm for taking a pic!).
It's things like this that can spice up the convention and make things more memorable. Other publishers had cool displays as well but how can you compete with life-size zombies or Cap's shield? I do have to say I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it to the Top Cow or Archaia booth. I have no idea how the days flew by so quickly.
Cap's shield wasn't the only thing Marvel had in their mysterious glass case. Maybe I missed it, but why was the Infinity Gauntlet there? (Picture courtesy of Mike D'Alessio).
And then there's the actual fans. It's great seeing so many people dressed up in elaborate costumes they made themselves. We got to spend lots of time with Eddie (aka mrrpm01) to get a real taste of what it's like to make and wear costumes at Comic-Con. We met some of his friends that also go all out in creating a costume. People may make fun of comic book readers for their enthusiasm and dedication in showing their love of comics but who cares what they say. Comic-Con is a place for us. It may be getting crowded with people that might be more interested in the movies or video games but we will not back down. It's still our territory.
The final thing that makes Comic-Con cool is getting to meet Comic Vine users and friends. I think our meet and greet went well. There were also people on the floor that came up to us. It's hard to believe that Comic-Con has come and gone already. For those that couldn't make it, I hope our coverage with videos and pictures helped to give you a sense of what it was like. I hope it made you almost feel like you were there. Perhaps next year we'll get to meet up again in San Diego.