Boston Comic Con: Sunday Day 3

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By: Alyssa

The last day starts with a cool and quite hall, it was not to remain that way. The outside temps are predicted to get into the mid 90’s with high humidity. I gotten to the floor super early to get in line for comic creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo however since they wouldn’t be at the signing until 1pm and the #CupOTeaSDCC hangout I do with Leonard Sultan is at 1 pm ET, I went to plan B.  I moved to the comic creators Amanda Conner & Jim Palminiotti’s line.  They were supposed to arrive at 11 am, however, after waiting an hour we were told Amanda and Jim wouldn’t be there until noon.

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Since I was so close to the front of the line, had been nice & held spots for those around me & only had one piece to be signed, everyone let me go first. A huge thank you goes out to all my line mates !!

 

This was the line behind me at 11:30am.

 

A highlight of my con is getting to do the Cup o’ Tea hangout with Leonard Sultana –  It forces me to focus my thoughts instead of having them vanish.  This hangout was no exception.  I do wish I had had better signal however.

After I got off the show with Leonard I made a mad dash to & got in to the Ben McKenzie panel.

 

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The largest room in the venue is at least 700 seats. It was filled. Ben is very entertaining and good with the hints about season 3 of Gotham. Plus he is a thoughtful actor with an intelligent approach to acting. If you get a chance catch one of his panels, I highly recommend it.  I was able to do a audio recording of the panel, here it is.

 

Wrapping up the blow by blow with a picture of these two gentlemen, located in the celebrity comic signing area.  They were the first big name people to arrive at their tables and the last to leave, Jae Lee and Erik Larsen. Hats off to them! imageI was sorry to see the con end and will be back next year.  My son brought his best friend to the con.  It was her first con & she loved it.  She was full of “sad to go home” “had a great time” etc.  It was so much fun introducing someone to their first con experience. I highly recommend it!

 

All in all Boston Comic Con is an enjoyable hometown con with a nice mix of comic’s, celebs & vendors. I am not sure if they had higher attendance this year or not but line management has improved tremendously each year. Boston is a fun small city, has an easy to use public transportation system with a new T/subway stop outside of the Con and great history & food. If you are looking for a vacation spot & Con experience- this might be the one for you. As soon as the dates are released I will be posting them on the forum & starting a thread too. Please let me know if you’re going next year. Join us on the forum with your suggestions and ideas.

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con’s as she can & enjoys the ‘long form’ story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.