It’s the middle of New York Comic Con and so far I have mixed feeling.
2 days are done and 2 days to go, with tomorrow, Saturday, being one of the hardest.
But it has not been all doom and gloom.
I just can’t seem to get into the convention spirit this year. I was excited all the way up to the first day, but as soon as I stepped out on the floor, all I wanted to do is get home and play with my son.
NYCC just feels stale this year. I just can’t explain it. Several people have already told me that I don’t look into or I look like I’m elsewhere. I just guess I am.
Now this is no means a commentary on NYCC. Just the fact that this year my priorities have changed. As I’m walking around all I could think is how I wish my son was a little older show we could experience this show together. But there’ll be time for that later.
But there is one thing that I do love about NYCC, is seeing my friends. I don’t mean this in a metaphorically way, but actually seeing them. Due to the internet and my website, I do a lot of emailing back and forth to these people that are all over the world. So when they all come together in place, it’s just really great to see them again. Or in some cases, finally put a face to a name.
That camaraderie is what I really enjoy about NYCC. Yes, it great to see the new stuff that the companies are rolling out, but I just like to see my friends who I don’t get to see all the time. And some of these friendships, I go for months without speaking, but when we see each other, we pick up right where we left off.
I still have 2 days of NYCC to go. Saturday is going to be a nuthouse as usual, but I think I can handle it. As long as I have my old friends, and my son who I get to home to when the day is done.