ComicCon was completely fantastic!
The panels, the costumes, the crowds, the parties (including one with LL Cool J), the swag, the friends!
I’ll be sure and give a full pictorial rundown, but things are going to be really busy the next few days as I reenter non-superhero-centric life so posting may be a bit sporadic.
I’ll leave you with this photo as a preview.
D.G. Hudson says
Welcome back to Earth, Nathan. May the force be with you (and Jacob W.).
Looking forward to hearing about the conference – especially any writing info. I love it when fans go over the top for science fiction or fantasy (as long as those light sabers are not real).
PS – reviewed Jacob Wonderbar on my blog today along with a couple of other books.
I watched some of it on TV. It was on one of those cable networks. I saw all kinds of interesting booths and people. It looked like a lot of fun, too. But I am curious about one thing. How does the publishing-book-author angle coincide with an event like this? From what they televised very little had to do with publishing or books. The people walking around didn't look like avid readers. I hear authors I know going to all kinds of events and no one ever mentions if it helps promotion or book sales. In other words, does the cost of going to an event like this (or any related event) create enough profit to make it financially worthwhile for an author? Does it cover plane fair, hotel, expenses at the very least?
Bittersweet Fountain says
Anon, I would contend that a lot of people who go to a thing like Comic-Con are avid readers. I go to DragonCon, Atlanta's Con, every year and one of the big reasons I go is for the authors. I once waited in line for five hours to get Anne McCaffrey's signature.
At DragonCon they have entire tracks devoted to different book series/writers. (A track being a schedule of events for all four days). A track for "classic" SF, a track for Pern, a track for WoT, a track for Star Wars (which mainly involved the Extended Universe), and a ton of others. It's like a reader's dream. I, personally, love it.
Martin Willoughby says
Let me guess…you're the one on the right.
Mr. D says
I do kinda miss the excitement from the ComicCom. I was there with my sons last year, and it was shoulder to shoulder crowds everywhere. I suppose it was the same this year?
I peeked in on your tweets, Nathan, and it looked like you were having an absolute blast! Sounds like it was an amazing experience! 🙂
D. U. Okonkwo says
I saw your tweet with LL Cool J and it made me laugh. Glad you had a great time.
Jealous. I'll admit it. Can't wait to hear the details.
daniel t. radke says
Heh, I got pictures with those two last year.
Dawn Maria says
SDCC rocks! Missed this year (due to going to the upcoming Dragon*Con). I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. I hope you enjoyed meeting Stephanie Perkins, she's a favorite of mine.
Moses Siregar III says
I almost made it this year. Maybe next time.
Just an fyi: This post for some reason appeared quite horrific in email format. The picture came out as a MASSIVE block of text.
Martin W.==You said it!
Anyway, Darth has the cool flocked (?) velvet jacket, so that has to be Nathan. Although the other guy has the appropriate retro polyester-blend job.
Leigh Ann says
I was salivating over Comic Con news all weekend. Glad to hear you had an awesome time (but J-E-A-L-O-U-S!)
Taking your blog for granted.Risky.
Nathan Bransford says
It's riskier to take work and real life for granted.
J. T. Shea says
You have a non-superhero-centric life? Bad move! Wear the lettered shirt under your suit and keep the cape in your briefcase. Then all you need is a phone-booth. Phone-booth? Oh wait…
Anonymous 8:38 am, you're missing the point. It's a COMIC-Con!
BTW Nathan, I'm seeing only the top of the photo.
I was really impressed with the book presence at the Con this year! Stronger than it had been in years, in my opinion. Maybe even since Scholastic left it a few years back. I barely made it into some of the publishers' panels. It was great seeing you and the others in the Middle Grade panel, and thanks for the mini chat afterwards
~Lisa, AKA the girl in the bright pink shirt.
Ishta Mercurio says
I'm still getting over the fact that you partied with LL Cool J. That is so cool.
The English Teacher says
Is that a leisure suit???!!! Oh my heck!
PJ Lincoln says
For the first time in a decade, no news on an upcoming season of Smallville. Sigh.
Comic Con – definitely on my bucket list.
When this came into my email inbox, the picture was about five pages of numbers. I was beginning to wonder if it was some sort of technical joke or something! 🙂