So I went to the Emerald City Comic Con (in case you didn't know, Emerald City is one of Seattle's nicknames) at the Seattle Convention Center yesterday. It's a well run event, on a par with the SD con from about 15 years ago. It seemed more crowded this year. I ran into some of my TAG North friends as a few PopCap folks as well. It was cool and there was a lot to see... I had Tommy in tow and he was getting tired after a while, so I probably didn't get to see quite as much as I wanted to.
I have a bit of an observation to make: you know how at the SD con when you see a golden age artist sitting by himself with no fans coming to check him out? Well, it's starting to happen to guys like Len Wein and Michael Golden now. There were some large lines for some (I presume) newer artists who I'm not familiar with... I guess tastes are even more fleeting than they used to be.
I didn't buy much for myself, just a couple of comics that TAG guys had produced, but I picked up some 20 sided dice earrings for Denise who thought they were quite cool. I had to beg Kevin Hanna to let me pay for his hardbound graphic novel The Clockwork Girl (click the title of this post for a look), and he promptly did a quick sketch in it and wrote something about me being the "Godfather of the Seattle artist scene"... I'm still blushing.
I saw Scott Kurtz and he told me he still has some EQ drawings I did for him ages ago. He gave Tommy a Skull plush, which was very sweet of him. He's planning on moving to these parts in April, so I offered to give him a grand tour of PopCap after he settles in... and of course a seat at a table at the next TAG meeting.
All and all, it was a cool day.