John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey


T. Campbell told me I was jaded yesterday, and he may be on to something. Comic-Con has left me largely unimpressed; compare to the first time I went to Dragon*Con, where I spent the whole con just sorta going "Woooooowwwwwww..."

I mean, it's not like I haven't seen stuff here I liked ... the "Master Replicas" model of the U.S.S. Enterprise (complete w/ motorized nacelle lights) was absolutely beautiful and would be $1600 well spent if I had $1600 to spend on it (which of course I don't). But precisely because I don't have that, nor the space to store the thing if I did, I can't really get that excited about it.

And on the whole, that's been my experience with the whole con! "Bruce Campbell is here! I won't be able to get within 200 feet of him, but he's here! Um. Yay." "Look, original Pogo art! Cool! It's behind a table so I can't examine it closely, and it's in the 'if you have to ask you can't afford it' category, but it's original Pogo art! Um. Yay."

And finally, I've been thinking about what it would be like to have a table here, and what (if anything) I have to offer that would be worth the effort. Steve Purcell, creator of Sam & Max, has a dinky little half-table and people just walk right on past him. There are rows and rows of people nobody's ever heard of -- most of whom have better art than I do -- all trying to get somebody, anybody in the crowd to stop and pick up their book.

Do I really want to be in that category?

-The Gneech
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