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Monday, July 25, 2011

Comic Con 2011 - The Aftermath

If you have ever been to Comic Con in San Diego, you will understand the series of emotions you go through after the event has finished its run.

Part of you is glad it is over. After all you have just shared the San Diego Convention Center with over a hundred thousand people for however many days you attended. Walking through parts of the main floor is like walking through a Japanese subway on a busy weekday morning. People are going in all directions....left, right, with you against you, and people just standing around. You are overwhelmed by the visual overstimulation of the senses. You see some of the most incredible costumes this side of a movie studio. Trailers of the newest video games are showing on giant screens all over the place. Dance parties are taking place right next to the booth where your favorite TV show is being peviewed. There are some of most incredible artists doodling masterpieces as you stand there watching in amazement. Icons of their industry are being mobbed right in front of you, and you have no clue who they are. There are vendors hawking collectibles of every type you could imagine, and many you never could have thought of. This thing we call Comic Con is an assualt, but the most pleasurable assualt you will ever experience

By the way, the scene just described all occured in just five minutes. Imagine experiencing that for 5, 6, or 9 straight hours. It is exhausting and you are practically a zombie as you walk out each day. Here is the catch. Even though you are tired and would love to get some rest, you don't want to miss anything and there is only so much time, so keep going. If you have passes for multiple days, or have a 4 day pass, you are ever so tired by the end.

So you ask, why would you do this over and over again? Why would you put yourself through this torture day after day. The answer is simple, but that will have to wait for another day

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