You gotta be willing to go into a room with complete strangers and make some friends.
I don’t even know where to begin when talking about the magic of this weekend. I’ll keep it short this time!
The Dealer’s Room!!
So I met up with a friend after waiting an hour in line. I worked crazy hours at the time but if you have the money, I highly recommend you purchase your ticket online for the entire weekend. I walked into the Dealers’ room around 11:00am and easy spend over $100 dollars on prints and comic books within two and a half hours.
I even ran into my coworker in his cosplay. S/O to Neil who is cosplaying Iida from My Hero Academia.
- Personally my favorite part of the room was the diversity in the writers and their projects! I spent money on my usual favorites (Spirited Away, Stranger Things, Storm – X Men) but I also got the chance to follow new comics!
From the con, I am now a fan of Kamikaze: http://kamikazeanimated.com/comic/about/ and a comic book called Kids 2 Kings. Strongly recommend giving both a try; I have volume one and two from each series.
I also had the chance to meet Marcus William, a famous graphic designer that is working on a comic books of his own. Although I didn’t buy his from the con, I got to borrow my best friend’s copy of Tuskegee Heirs and I am already determined to invest in the remaining volumes as well as cosplay one of the characters next year.
From this picture, you can find me indulging in the fan-created shipping of Black Panther and Storm. Marcus is in the background wearing a Tuskegee Heirs shirt with a huge display of the comic book. My wallet wasn’t ready but I was too excited not to support!
I’m rooting for everyone Black. – a quote from Issa Rae and my thoughts exactly!
Though more than $100 dollars left my bank account, I discovered soooo many more comics that had strong black leading characters and I can’t help but celebrate. Outside of the Dealers’ Room, I got to reconnect with my friend that I knew all the way back from 7th grade. I roamed the gaming rooms then dances to the live DJ in the Lobby with people in cosplay. Here’s just one picture from my new collection