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Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Schlemmer » Fri May 09, 2014 11:49 am

With kudos to Eli, this is what I first thought he was saying with his event thread

My fondest Con memory is probably meeting Chuck Rozanski from Mile High Comics

He was just roaming the show, and I struck up a conversation with him

genuinely a nice person, and really interesting guy to talk to

Also, the best cons are the ones where the male cosplayers are nerds and overweight, and the female cosplayers are crazy hot, specifically Red Sonja metal bikini hot

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Rikk Odinson » Fri May 09, 2014 12:42 pm

It was San Diego Comi-Con 81 at the El Cortez Hotel. I was 14. Comics ruled my life.

I was able to get John Byrne, Terry Austin and Chris Claremont to sign the gatefold spread of my copy of X-men #137.

Godz, how I wish I would have hung on to that book.

Edited to add, seeing Wendy Pini as Red Sonja was pretty damned sweet too. 8)

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Rockman » Fri May 09, 2014 12:55 pm

I've only been to a few conventions around here but my favorite is probably the first one I went to where my buddy asked an artist for an original wolverine sketch that he could turn into a tattoo and the guy got really weirded out by it and said no.

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Schlemmer » Fri May 09, 2014 1:51 pm

Rockman wrote:I've only been to a few conventions around here but my favorite is probably the first one I went to where my buddy asked an artist for an original wolverine sketch that he could turn into a tattoo and the guy got really weirded out by it and said no.

You're Michigan, right Rock?

Do they not have many conventions up there?

How far would it be for you to go to Indy?

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Keb » Fri May 09, 2014 2:06 pm

Some guy tried to explain to me that if you read to many comics at once you become the Flaming Carrot. I told him that when my friend (who was next to me at the time) watches too much wrestling, he becomes a flaming homosexual. That dude did not appreciate my homophobic humor. I'm pretty sure he's a comic book social justice crusader on Twitter now.

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Schlemmer » Fri May 09, 2014 2:19 pm

Keb wrote:Some guy tried to explain to me that if you read to many comics at once you become the Flaming Carrot. I told him that when my friend (who was next to me at the time) watches too much wrestling, he becomes a flaming homosexual. That dude did not appreciate my homophobic humor. I'm pretty sure he's a comic book social justice crusader on Twitter now.

What happens if you read too many comics about wrestling?

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Rockman » Fri May 09, 2014 2:43 pm

Schlemmer wrote:You're Michigan, right Rock?

Do they not have many conventions up there?

How far would it be for you to go to Indy?


There are 2 conventions that I'm aware of around here. I only go to one of them (went with Dairydead one year and he introduced me to ax cop) It's be a pretty long ride down to indy, I was planning on going down to the one in Ohio one year and meeting up with BS and those guys but it never happened.

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby GOSD » Fri May 09, 2014 3:47 pm

Schlemmer wrote:What happens if you read too many comics about wrestling?


You turn into this kid.

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Keb » Fri May 09, 2014 5:51 pm

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby TheLurker » Fri May 09, 2014 6:26 pm

Not necessarily a comic con story, but I laughed hard when I heard this: I have a buddy with a daughter that started to get into manga. When she was 13-14ish she wanted to go to a con in another town because her friends were going to do some cosplay. He did not go into the con, but just stayed in the lobby area doing work on his laptop for several hours. He said to me, "I saw some weird shit that day. And I have been to Gen Con {the biggest Dungeons and Dragons Con}. Three times!!"

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Stalzer2002 » Fri May 09, 2014 7:21 pm

Meeting Larry Hama at New York Comic Con, getting him to sign GI Joe 59 & 61, the first comics I ever read AND getting a sketch of Tunnel Rat, a character designed in his likeness.
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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby chalwa » Mon May 12, 2014 3:24 pm

My favorite con story was actually published in Alter Ego #48. It deals with Will Eisner and my stack of 20 Warren Spirit magazines in need of signing. There was a limit of 5 per person, so I doled them out to my girlfriend (now wife) and some buddies. The problem came when He asked who to make them out to!
My genius self had not covered that and so the next 3 people after me also asked for their books to be made out to "Chris".
After the last of my friends got their 5 signed, Eisner looked over an saw me. He gave me a knowing grin that made me realize just how much cooler he was than I thought.
And that's saying something.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Eisner.

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby Schlemmer » Mon May 12, 2014 3:39 pm

chalwa wrote:My favorite con story was actually published in Alter Ego #48. It deals with Will Eisner and my stack of 20 Warren Spirit magazines in need of signing. There was a limit of 5 per person, so I doled them out to my girlfriend (now wife) and some buddies. The problem came when He asked who to make them out to!
My genius self had not covered that and so the next 3 people after me also asked for their books to be made out to "Chris".
After the last of my friends got their 5 signed, Eisner looked over an saw me. He gave me a knowing grin that made me realize just how much cooler he was than I thought.
And that's saying something.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Eisner.

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Re: Fondest Memory of a Comic Con

Postby HNutz » Mon May 12, 2014 9:57 pm

Maybe not fondest but I thought this was pretty funny...

So I'm at this one day show in Atlanta one year and I see some cosplayers dressed up as Captain Cold and Red Skull. And they looked SHARP! So I asked if I could get their photo. Captain Cold stopped but Red Skull didn't hear me and kept going. Cold called "Red Skull! Red Skull!" for his friend to stop but he still didn't hear. So he shouts "HEY, CARL!!" and he stopped.

And then, this lone, random voice chimes in out of nowhere: "The Red Skull's name is CARL?!?"

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