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Thursday, May 15, 2008

These Are My People. My Nerdy, Nerdy People.

posted by on May 15 at 13:09 PM

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!

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I wanted to go just to see Lee Adama in person- then I heard he would be CHARGING for autographs! WTF??

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | May 15, 2008 1:23 PM

I'm one of those spoiled kids who actually owned a USS Fagg the first time around- my parents bought me a used one for like 150 bucks in 1988. It wouldn't make that great of a coffee table.

Posted by Jay | May 15, 2008 1:26 PM

Rad. We saw Kelly O and have been waiting for the "How Was It" ever since.

Posted by w7ngman | May 15, 2008 1:29 PM

I wanted to get a copy of the made-for-tv justice league movie, but alas, the bootleggers were few and far between. I wonder if the organizers but the kibosh on them this year.

Posted by Rotten666 | May 15, 2008 1:37 PM

I thought I'd bought that for a nephew one year, but if it was going for $150 in 1988, I am most likely quite mistaken.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 15, 2008 1:40 PM

hey #4 - i have both of those horrible trainwreck live action episodes and much more. bobcat at sleestak dot net

Posted by bobcat | May 15, 2008 2:00 PM

Ooooh, USS Flagg...*swoon*

Posted by laterite | May 15, 2008 2:06 PM
8 mean like the us/australian television series?

Posted by Jiberish | May 15, 2008 2:08 PM

Some of the SLOG pics are cool.

But there aren't that many uploaded ... we need MORE.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 15, 2008 2:12 PM

Farscape is only the greatest sci-fi show ever! Well, it was good anyway. It was hard to get people into it because some of the main characters were muppets. But if you stuck with it long enough to suspend your disbelief, it was totally badass. I would usually try to sell it to people with two phrases: "interspecies rape" and "milking machine".

Posted by skweetis | May 15, 2008 2:17 PM

Sandman is overrated.

And that Darth Vader costume would have been twice as awesome if the guy in it didn't have his helmet off (presumably to breathe) the entire day.

Posted by jackie treehorn | May 15, 2008 2:56 PM

where do you find nerdy girls with legs like that

Posted by frede | May 15, 2008 3:52 PM

Asperger's is a hell of a drug!

Posted by Eric Grandy | May 15, 2008 3:57 PM

I went on Saturday. Got Jamie Bamber's autograph. I had alot of fun.

Posted by Ivory | May 15, 2008 5:54 PM

Farscape is one of the most phenomenal and bat-shit shows in the history of humans, utterly ripping out and rewriting the rules of science-fiction television, and leaving everything else to look like the status quo that it is.

Also, it had muppets.

Posted by Fawkes | May 15, 2008 7:12 PM


Posted by Paulus | May 15, 2008 7:49 PM


From the ever fertile mind of R. Crumb.

Posted by KeeKee | May 15, 2008 10:07 PM

#4 Why would you buy a bootleg copy of New Frontier? You can get the 2-Disc deluxe edition on Amazon used for 15 bucks.

Posted by elswinger | May 16, 2008 12:50 PM

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