ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Should I go to Las Vegas Amazing Comic Con?

Updated on July 18, 2013
Source

The Mecca of all comic fans and fanatics is the San Diego Comic-Con International. The only problem is that it's only once a year! It can also be a bit pricey and take some planning to make the most of the trip. To compensate, a lot of smaller comic cons are starting to pop up all over the U.S. during the interim. The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con had its first presentation this year, and I hope this hub helps to determine whether it will be worth going for you. Below are the pros and "cons".

Size of the Convention

Ultimately this may change from year to year and vendor to vendor. However, the actual market place, where artists, writers, and merchants sell items and speak with fans, is roughly under about 4 football fields or 24,000 square yards. It's a respectable size. It is significantly smaller than the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), being about 1/6th the total area or less. I believe this is a strong point for the Las Vegas Comic con. Artists and writers feel less overwhelmed with a mass of people flooding their booths in an endless cycle. Many of them are quite nice and open, and there was a more relaxed feel than the SDCC. They also managed to pack quite an array of booths into the small area.

Source
Source

Diversity of booths

Local comic shops, online comic stores, big name artists, writers, you name it! There's an eclectic group of retailers at the con. You'll find many great deals and prices on all kinds of comics, especially collected editions. There are quite a few dedicated cosplay (costume) booths with professional models. Another major force in the market place is prints. Prints are poster style copies of original drawings which are often signed by the artist. There are also multiple signing throughout the day.

He's more of a Captain America fan.
He's more of a Captain America fan. | Source

Panels

One of the biggest reasons comic con goers make such an effort to attend these conventions is to see the panels of their favorite artists, writers, actors, and shows. SDCC has several panels running at once for 4 days straight. There were very few panels at this year's Amazing Comic Con. It's tough to compare it to SDCC as there's a huge gap, but the events given were fun and interesting. There were costume contests, scavenger hunts, and talks on how to break into the comic book business given by professionals. One of the most attended events was Jim Lee's panel on how to draw.

Rick Remender (the writer of the recent Venom arc) and a crazed fan.
Rick Remender (the writer of the recent Venom arc) and a crazed fan. | Source

The Big Names in the Industry

There were many talented and awesome artists and writers that came to show their love for fans at the comic con, but undeniably the two most anticipated were Stan Lee and Jim Lee. Stan Lee created or helped to create many of the heroes of the Marvel universe that we all love. Jim Lee drew the unforgettable images of many of the greatest stories. If you ask any serious comic book fan who their favorite artists or comics are, Jim Lee will always be mentioned.

While Jim Lee had signings for free, they need to limit Stan Lee's signings, so he wouldn't be overwhelmed. The fee for Stan Lee's signing was a VIP pass for nearly $100. On top of these two favorites were other great artists, including Greg Capullo, Rick Remender, and more.

Source

Conclusion

Ultimately, the current price is definitely worth it. It's a good starter con, and the intimacy of the size makes for a more cohesive and memorable experience. There are tons of great people visiting and working at the comic con to make this come together. I will be attending next year. Of course, you should bring your own snacks as their food is way overpriced!

Name that Pokemon!

Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)