This past weekend I was a guest at the Akron Comic-Con. It was my first time at the show, and I came away impressed. It’s a small, one day show, but it had a great collection of guests, vendors and fans. I think there are a few too many shows that either start out too big or don’t have their heart in the right place. That’s not Akron. It’s creating a solid base for a great comic book show. I’m sure it will only get bigger and better.
The crowds and fans were great, too. I was impressed especially at the cosplay. I wouldn’t have thought that a smaller show would have brought out things like this awesome Juggernaut, or this Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham. I shouldn’t underestimate the passion of fandom, I suppose. It’s great to see.
Heck, look at this phenomenally awesome Green Lantern sweater, hand knit for this gentleman by his wife. He is stylin’ to be sure, and a very lucky man. Also, this sweater was better than the silly CGI uniforms of the big screen GL movie, but that’s another matter altogether.
Huh. I wonder how hard it would be to get a Firestorm sweater…
The show was great. I recommend you consider adding it to your schedule. And I’ll be back next year!