Basically yesterday I was at the London Super Comic Convention, my first ever comic book convention. I have to say it was one of the best days ever! Firstly there's comic books, comic book merchandise, comic art galore as well as awesome guests like Dan Abnett and George Perez though I didn't have time to meet them or get signings due to other reasons which was a shame. The cosplayers had some brilliant costumes and there was a guy in a fantastic Iron Man suit that looked just like the silver one from the first film. Not the grey clunky one but the silver one prior to the red and yellow armour. I met some really nice people there and found out that I'm really not the only comic book fan around. It was nice talking to people about an interest I hadn't been able to express with others face to face until yesterday. The New 52 panel with Dan Abnett, Keith Maguire and Jamel Igle was incredibly interesting. So glad I went to that one! And there were comics for 50p there! Massive bargain!
Ah and now for the icing on the cake. STAN LEE was there and I got a photo with him as well as a signed Spider-Man issue that I had bought that day. As well as attending his panel with a guarenteed seat given my VIP pass, I also got to meet him afterwards with some other people in a private panel session at the hotel he was staying at and got my question answered about whether he had created the Fantastic Four after a golf match between Jack Liebowitz and Martin Goodman, the heads of DC and Marvel comics respectively at the time. I was right and Stan said "Son of a gun this man knows his history!" Stan was witty, funny, intelligent and incredibly passionate about comic books and the venue they provided for children for reading. He talked about his work in films as well as his other non Marvel comic books he was writing. It was such an honour to meet him and I have wonderful memories from my first convention.
So what about you guys? Do you have good memories and experiences from the conventions you've been to? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
EDIT: Here's my photo of me with Stan Lee. Apologies for my horrible smile, I'm not very camera friendly:
Since 2007, I've been a fan of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Recently, I bought Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep and it is a fantastic game, one of the best PSP games I have ever played. The combat, the story and the voice cast are just some of the best things about Kingdom Hearts games. I'm a fan of the old Disney movies so that's what drew me to this franchise rather than the Final Fantasy aspect of it. Recently, I was looking at Kingdom Hearts Coded on the KH wiki and seeing that (SPOILER ALERT) Data Namine was explaining how Sora is the 'Key that connects everything' and that he needs to go on a journey to free Roxas, Axel, Xion, Terra, Aqua and Ventus. The KH saga deserves an ending to the trilogy (I know there have been more than 3 KH games but the proper Xehanort saga e.g KH 1 & 2 are part of that). However it has been 4 years since KH 2 and whilst the ending to Birth By Sleep indicates another game, this has not come to fruition yet. I've heard this is due to Square Enix developing another Final Fantasy game and on top of that they have Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (an english version of Kingdom Hearts Coded) and KH:3D. Hopefully though, after this they will develop KH 3. This blog is basically me outlining some things I'd like to see in this future game and how I'd create the game:
The name is evidently suggested by the title Kingdom Hearts 3
Plot - Sora goes on a journey to release Roxas, Axel, Xion, Terra, Aqua and Ventus.
Main Protagonists - Sora and Riku. In the World that never was, playing with Riku showed just how powerful he is. Although Donald and Goofy should show up, the focus should be on Sora and Riku. Whether they should do Co-Op gameplay or different intersecting storylines like in Birth By Sleep I don't know
Enemies - The Heartless should make a return but on top of that, I think another enemy should be created for this game like the Nobodies were for KH2.
Main Antagonist - Xehanort because I read somewhere that since his Heartless and Nobody have been destroyed the true Xehanort can make a comeback. I'd love to hear Leonard Nimoy voicing Master Xehanort again.
The next part of this is quite big. The worlds in this game should include some old worlds but also new ones. Since Disney now own Marvel and Pixar, although I don't think we'll see the Marvel Universe any time soon, I think Disney should capitalise on Pixar's poularity and include a few worlds from the movies in there just like they did with Tron and Pirates of the Carribean in KH2.
Radiant Garden/Hollow Bastion
The Forest (Bambi)
Camelot (The Sword In The Stone)
Andy's Bedroom (Toy Story)
Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Atlantis (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
Monstropolis (Monsters Inc)
New World (Pocahontas)
Syndrome's Island/Metroville (The Incredibles)
The Jungle (Jungle Book)
New World where the final part of the game takes place
So what do you think? Do you approve or would you make any changes? Comment away!