Today, Comic-Cons seem to be the launching pad for the latest blockbuster movies, TV shows, games, merchandise and if you're lucky, you'll see a few people selling comics. They've been described as a "veritable Nerdi Gras" for geeks. But Wizard World comic con seems to be more about family, and catching up with old familiar friends...and comics.
Like last year I enjoyed watching the Cos play, checking out who was selling what, and this year for the first time, I had a family to take. My kids were a little overwhelmed (and embarrassed since dad seemed to know most everyone and everything) and my wife was a good sport as I stopped to say hi to many of the different celebrities I've developed relationships with over the years, and those I've just recently met.
As I've said before, Wizard World is a place you can be transported away from the shootings and political attacks we've been bombarded with lately. It was a place fans can go and be anything or anyone they wanted to, and not be judged. It's a shame we need comic conventions to feel that freedom, don't you think. For podcasts and interviews with Lou, Kevin, Nichelle and others, head to my blog page Dan Mitchinson @KFBK or follow me on twitter @dmitchinson.