Marvel at C2E2: I Don’t Think That Means What You Think That Means
I’m madly getting ready for C2E2 tomorrow — my visit to the show is going to be crazy since I only have Friday available — so I’m paying attention to the various press releases and appearances being announced. Then I got this Marvel announcement:
the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) is going to be the place to be all weekend, with the hottest creators in the industry bringing fans all that they’ve been craving and more! Over the course of the three day mega-event, Marvel is bringing the fan service with tons of events, signing, and exciting giveaways that will make C2E2 2014 an event to remember!
Um… “fan service”? Marvel doesn’t have that many female creators, let alone ones willing to show their panties to viewers. (That’s the usual meaning of the phrase, coming from manga readers.) I’m not sure they intended to suggest that… or maybe they did want to evoke sexually teasing the fans, who knows these days?
Anyway, they’re promising a “one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention!” That includes the “very first chance to get your hands on the coveted glow-in-the-dark Original Sin Watcher Eyeball –- before they’re available in stores!” Because fake body parts make for terrific promo items!