Books These Are My People. My Nerdy, Nerdy People.
posted by May 15 at 13:09 PMon
For those of you who didn’t make it to the Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) last weekend, I’ll fill you in: it was awesome.
This year, the ECCC moved into a new, gigantic space at the Washington State Convention Center to give us nerds more room to roam.
I was only able to make it to the con on Sunday—no, I didn’t go in costume—but the place was still friggin’ packed. It also smelled a little stinky.
There were lines wrapping around the room for some of the big name comic writers and artists signing books and doing sketches, but nobody seemed to care about the “celebrity” guests, who practically had tumbleweeds blowing by their tables. Just what the hell is a Farscape, anyways?
All the booksellers were well stocked—a huge improvement over last year, where there were, like, three dudes selling comics—and willing to haggle, and I walked out with a full run of Sandman books. Big disappointment of the day: I couldn’t get one seller to drop his asking price for this beauty:
According to the guy selling this monstrosity, it’s “totally worth $800 bucks” because it “doubles as a coffee table.”
For those of you that missed this year’s rad ECCC, Kelly O’s got your back. Ms. O shot a fantastic two-part video with local ruffian and comic fan Jeff Leonard, featuring the Suicide Girls (???) and a dude dressed as Space Ghost who bears an uncanny resemblance to Paul Constant. Hmm….
See you next year!