Oh and I Went to Comic-Con Too
Kate West (Writer)
So I finally made it to Comic-Con! First time.
It's Nerd Mecca, initially featuring all the latest and classic comic books and vendors from around the world, but now of course much more Hollywoodized, featuring the latest movie or TV show you have to see. I'm talking about the famous San Diego Comic Convention, where people dress up as their favorite sci-fi/fantasy characters, from Star Wars and Star Trek to Zombies and Flo, the Progressive Lady. The sheer size of this event is staggering and if you hate crowds and long, long, long, long lines, you'll avoid it like a futuristic outbreak.
I, on the other hand, reveled in the chaos that is downtown San Diego every July. It's one weekend of nerd debauchery and fanfare and yes, long, long, long lines, but no, I chose not to do any cosplay. In a big venue:
Kyle Stevens and Jim Demonakos created this band in the grunge land of Seattle.Though I'm not personally familiar with today's video game world, I am told that their songs are chock-full of those types of references and gamers rejoice.
I Wanna Live in a World Full of Super Heroes says it all, don't you think?
"I wanna live in a world full of heroes!
Not sit here counting zeros in a cubicle downtown.
I wanna look out my window see ‘em flyin’,
And swing cross the horizon, as I cheer ‘em on so proud
Date Power Girl, keep staring at her face
Then call Colossus, and have him teach me weights
And then we’d exercise, I’d be one of the guys"
There is room in the music world for every kind of music imaginable and plenty of nerds and geeks wanting to participate in the trendy, while remembering why they love their comic books, video games and old TV shows. Who wants to let go of that in the adult world. You don't have to grow up all the way. Always time for some play.
KK really helped make my Con experience a little more magical. I mean how fun and kitschy is this crazy t-shirt?
Kate West Kate West has an extensive theatrical background and has been reviewing plays, musicals, one-acts, improv, comedy sketch and much more since 2003. www.katewestreviews.com
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