To defend my geek credit, today I will blog about my recent journey to the Wizard World Comic Con held this year in Cleveland, Ohio. Okay, I’m pretty sure my geek cred needs no defense. But I digress.
First of all, this is February in Northeast Ohio, which means that travel conditions are iffy at best. But neither howling winds nor blowing snow can stop this intrepid geek from white-knuckling his way to star struck glory.
Apparently, it can’t stop twenty thousand other people either. This was by far the most crowded con I’ve ever been to. PS. If you can spot Waldo I’ll give you a cookie.
How it works. You walk in to a grid of vendor booths hawking everything from action figures and games to Nintendo cartridges converted into drinking flasks. (no kidding)
As you make your way toward the back, you’ll find the signing booths where you can pay 40 + dollars to get a celebrity’s autograph. Or you can just walk by and snap a quick photo for free.
Look! It’s Hershel from The Walking Dead!
Some booths have content creators who you can just walk up and talk to. I was super stoked to meet John A. Russo, who co-wrote the original script for the classic film Night of the Living Dead. Here’s a picture of the back of my head as I’m buying a copy of his graphic novel Escape of the Living Dead, which he signed for me. Score!