Chicago Comicon 2009 Report and Photos
Submitted by Scott Story on August 12, 2009 - 12:09
Sorry I didnâ€™t write a Chicago Comicon 2009 (fka Wizard World Comicon) earlier.Â I should have done it, but I was just so darned tired from the show.Â I still am tired, but happy.
Normally when I write convention reports, I produce a long list of old friends I caught up with and people I met.Â Iâ€™m not going to do that this year.Â Everyone was great, and it was great seeing everyone.Â I will mention that again this year our table neighbor was Tom Stilwell of Spinner Rack Comics.Â Tom is a dear friend, and one of the more admirable people Iâ€™ve met.Â Heâ€™s also a fantastic writer.
Benita and I went into this show unsure of what weâ€™d encounter.Â Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse skipped this convention, and that implied so many things that could go wrong.Â We neednâ€™t have worried.Â The crowds beat all former attendance records, and fans made a point of visiting Artistâ€™s Alley.Â It really did get quite busy!
Complaints?Â The 90 degree heat and the crowdâ€™s body heat overwhelmed the air-conditioning for a while on Saturday.Â And, the PA system was incredibly loud, and busy with repeated and highly annoying announcements.Â But, these are not the worst things weâ€™ve ever faced at cons, and they were at worst minor inconveniences.
Iâ€™ll let our photographs tell the rest of the story:
Some of these I took, some of them Benita took, but thereâ€™s no rhyme or reason to it.
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