NYC Con Saturday

Following up on Friday’s events, I forgot to make this joke: KC’s badge said “Professional Creator”, which we immediately assumed meant he created professionals. Which he has.

I also forgot to mention that we had an enjoyable conversation with Tim Callahan, who edited Teenagers From the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes. They had preview copies for sale at the Sequart booth, although no information is available online yet. KC’s already enjoyed diving into the volume.

I didn’t post this yesterday because the day was exhausting, but in a good way. I got to have lunch with old friend Alan Sepinwall, and then we went to the Legion 50th Anniversary panel, which spurred the idea for an exciting new feature for this blog. I also bumped into Mike Leib, who had the DC webmaster job before I did. He’s now writing for Boom!, which I didn’t realize.

After more walking around, I spent most of the afternoon at Todd and Craig’s booth, selling Perhapanauts for them. I figured it was a fair trade for a chance to sit down for a couple of hours, until I lost my voice. But then they invited KC and I to join them for dinner with the amazing Nick Cardy, which was terrific.

People were concerned that between the Pope’s visit and Passover beginning yesterday, attendance would be less than hoped for. If that’s the case, I’m glad, because this show has been huge, with impossible-to-move-through crowds on Saturday. I know there are people attending I’d love to meet and say hi to, but I suspect I might never run into them. On the other hand, I’ve seen so many old friends that it’s a net win, and a great vacation.

I am happy that we’ve planned several relaxing days off after this to recover, though. Next year, the show moves back to February 6-8, 2009. I know that they have to work around when the convention center is booked, but I have to say it is so much more pleasant visiting New York City in April than it is in February.

6 Responses to “NYC Con Saturday”

  1. Michael Grabois Says:

    The only info on “Teeangers from the Future” that I have found is on Tim’s website here (and this is just a collection of posts that reference the book).

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