Today was the 4th annual Camden Comic Con held at Rutgers University in downtown Camden, New Jersey, and unlike last year, it was bright and sunny! Yes we got all of the rain out of the way on Wednesday of this week!
While I was there I was actually recognized by one of the founders of the C3, I do have a rather distinctive look, and learned a little bit about how it got started. Turns out it was due to a one-off event regarding local artists and people loved it, and it turned into a great annual event.
Speaking of familiar fac, met Diana Leto, Mike Capprotti, Fernando Jimenez, Jeff Schultz, Jen Tracy (Who told me about the No Sleep podcast that I'm looking forward to checking out), Ryan Brady, Phillip McNulty & Jay Taylor, all of who I met last year, it was great chatting them briefly, and I had a rather long talk with Mark Holmes (the long time writer of FemForce) and learned of a film he made that I intend to track down. Also met Brian Donnelly author of Tir Na Full (which I picked up and he autographed, along with Mr. McNulty who was the cover artist).
I attended two panels this time, one being Birth of a Superhero, which was a history of what lead to the early Superheroes in comics and 'Hell & Back Orphan Black', which tied several mythological stories to the character of Helena from the hit television show.
Now I could've easily stayed longer, but if I did, I would've been easily tempted to overspend (which is easy to do), but did pick up a few things, a Speedy Funko figure, a mystery bag of goodies, a few comics (Including the latest issue of Mr. Brady's The Bolt)
All in all a very enjoyable experience, just like last year, except as I said it was bright and sunny!
|Brian Donnelly & myself Camden Comic Con 2017|