Blogging from the handheld here but wanted to write this while. I thought about it. The worst part about Comicon is that everyone here is afraid to leave the building for any reason. The idea that you might miss something is both omnipresent and terrifying. Because, why would you come all this way and not squeeze every last dollar out of your convention badge? Why waste time at a pool or having a really good lunch 10 minutes walk away when you can pay 10 bucks for crappy con pizza and Still Be In The Building. Why take time to enjoy yourself at all? When you can wait in a line for 4 hours to catch a panel…
I think this is the same reason that antholigies do so poorly in North America–people can’t conceive of paying for something if they don’t love every single story in it.
Anyway, this came up because I just missed the SPACED panel that I wanted to see because I got caught up talking with a friend, and I started to feel awful… Until I realized that my conversation was worthwhile and enjoyable and I would have missed THAT if I’d made it to the panel on time. It was a nice little reminder that things are what we make them.
Anyway! I’m enjoying the hell out of the show, hope you are too.