My Time at the London Super Comic Convention

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:

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Posted by lykopis

Oh wow - that sounds like a dream come true! How amazing that you got to meet and spend time with Stan Lee! So great to hear too about his take on comics and the impact they have on children for reading,

Thank you for sharing how things are across the pond. :)

Posted by Lvenger

@lykopis: No problem. I'm quite jealous how things are across the pond myself given that Stan probably goes to plenty of US conventions and that this one was the first UK one in quite some time. But yeah it was a brilliant day and thanks for your response :)

Posted by flazam

Lucky you got meet Stan lee

Posted by Lvenger

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Posted by flazam

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

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@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

No just that one twice.

Posted by laflux

@lvenger: I'm very jealous of you. Secondly, you didn't look how I imagined. Third off, I very jealous of you :(

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@laflux said:

@lvenger: I'm very jealous of you. Secondly, you didn't look how I imagined. Third off, I very jealous of you :(

Yeah I get that a lot. And what do you think I looked like out of curiosity? More muscular and rugged than that? :P

Posted by laflux

Shorter, without the glasses, and maybe looking a bit younger :P

Posted by Myrmidon_

@laflux said:

Shorter, without the glasses, and maybe looking a bit younger :P

You're nice xD

Posted by Lvenger

@laflux said:

Shorter, without the glasses, and maybe looking a bit younger :P

Ha charming! I'm 20 this year you know :P

Posted by laflux

@lvenger said:

@laflux said:

Shorter, without the glasses, and maybe looking a bit younger :P

Ha charming! I'm 20 this year you know :P

I'm 20 now!!!!!

Enjoy your teenage years while you can, before you become old :(

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@laflux said:

@lvenger said:

@laflux said:

Shorter, without the glasses, and maybe looking a bit younger :P

Ha charming! I'm 20 this year you know :P

I'm 20 now!!!!!

Enjoy your teenage years while you can, before you become old :(

20's not old is it? You don't suddenly become middle aged on the cusp of reaching that age do you? :P

Posted by cyberninja

Good read, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lvenger

@cyberninja: No problem. It was over a year ago though :P

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@laflux said:

Shorter, without the glasses, and maybe looking a bit younger :P

You're nice xD

strangely tempted to put up a picture of myself up now, but I will relent :p

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@laflux: I'm 26 so hush !

@lvenger:

AWESome ! truly, thanks for sharing true believer <3

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@lvenger said:

@laflux said:

@lvenger said:

@laflux said:

Shorter, without the glasses, and maybe looking a bit younger :P

Ha charming! I'm 20 this year you know :P

I'm 20 now!!!!!

Enjoy your teenage years while you can, before you become old :(

20's not old is it? You don't suddenly become middle aged on the cusp of reaching that age do you? :P

Ahhh, I had a quarter life crisis at 20, which consisted in a sudden change in Fashion Music and other stuff >.>

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@laflux: yeah but... @deranged_midget is over 9000

Deranged Midget is immortal and hasn't aged since turning 19, how do reckon he is able to satisfy multiple women at once. Its his combination of his good looks and experience.

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When I get back from my exam break watch these forums! I doubt I can get over 9000 before I take a break :P

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@laflux said:

@anthony_stark said:

@laflux: yeah but... @deranged_midget is over 9000

Deranged Midget is immortal and hasn't aged since turning 19, how do reckon he is able to satisfy multiple women at once. Its his combination of his good looks and experience.

He's had the time so I'm sure he has tricks up his sleeves.

Posted by flazam

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

No just that one twice.

Do you plan to go to any other ones?

and who did you dress up as?

Posted by Lvenger

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

No just that one twice.

Do you plan to go to any other ones?

and who did you dress up as?

It depends. And I'm not one for cosplaying I'm afraid.

Posted by Myrmidon_

@laflux said:

@anthony_stark said:

@laflux: yeah but... @deranged_midget is over 9000

Deranged Midget is immortal and hasn't aged since turning 19, how do reckon he is able to satisfy multiple women at once. Its his combination of his good looks and experience.

Multiple midgy women

Posted by flazam

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

No just that one twice.

Do you plan to go to any other ones?

and who did you dress up as?

It depends. And I'm not one for cosplaying I'm afraid.

although I live in England I would love to go to San Diego comic-con

Im not one for cosplay either :)

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@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

No just that one twice.

Do you plan to go to any other ones?

and who did you dress up as?

It depends. And I'm not one for cosplaying I'm afraid.

although I live in England I would love to go to San Diego comic-con

Im not one for cosplay either :)

Posted by Lvenger

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

No just that one twice.

Do you plan to go to any other ones?

and who did you dress up as?

It depends. And I'm not one for cosplaying I'm afraid.

although I live in England I would love to go to San Diego comic-con

Im not one for cosplay either :)

Same that would be so awesome!

Posted by flazam

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam said:

@lvenger said:

@flazam: Lol I know very lucky :P

Have you been to any other conventions?

No just that one twice.

Do you plan to go to any other ones?

and who did you dress up as?

It depends. And I'm not one for cosplaying I'm afraid.

although I live in England I would love to go to San Diego comic-con

Im not one for cosplay either :)

Same that would be so awesome!

You getta hear about all the new movies

Posted by Deranged Midget

@lvenger said:

@laflux said:

@anthony_stark said:

@laflux: yeah but... @deranged_midget is over 9000

Deranged Midget is immortal and hasn't aged since turning 19, how do reckon he is able to satisfy multiple women at once. Its his combination of his good looks and experience.

He's had the time so I'm sure he has tricks up his sleeves.

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But also: ERMEGERD STAN LEE!!!! O_O

Amazing ^_^

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Posted by mrdecepticonleader

Thought I had commented on this.Anyway that was awesome! :)

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

I went and it was awesome

Posted by Lvenger

@bumpyboo: I thought you found Stan Lee overrated? :P

@mrdecepticonleader:Lol that was probably my second blog on this topic :P

@arkhamc1tizen:You were there too? Man if only we'd known each other on here first.

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@flazam: no two different cons

You should go to a con you never been to one have you?

Posted by flazam

@flazam: no two different cons

You should go to a con you never been to one have you?

No I haven't been

I made a promise to myself saying before I die I must go to "San Diego Comic con"

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