My Life as a Nerd: The Comic-Con Experience
Had Las Vegas been imagined by a bunch of nerds instead of alcoholics and real estate speculators, it'd probably look a lot like Comic-Con. Far more than the name suggests, Comic-Con is not simply a comic book convention anymore. Over the course of two decades, it's become a four-day PG-13 style orgy of audiovisual overstimulation combined with an obscene amount of stuff - comics, movies, games, costumes, posters, gadgets, paintings, and tens of thousands of people.
But is it fun? That's what I was in search of when I spent Saturday in downtown San Diego. Fun and possibly a bag full of free swag.
Here's a diary of my time there: