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Dusty Ayres July 30 2010 12:01 AM

Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Continuing on with the residual dislike of SDCC:

Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con

Hound of UIster July 30 2010 12:29 AM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
No

exodus July 31 2010 02:31 AM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
I live in the NYC tri-State and the NYC Comic Con sucks yak nuts compared to San Diego.

Fun, sunshine & half naked women or 20 degrees with a windchill making it feel like 10 below, playing human frogger against NYC cabs and crack whores looking to knife you for a quarter.

Choices.

Samurai8472 July 31 2010 02:49 AM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
New York doesn't have as many celebrities that can visit the comic con either.

Biggshow August 1 2010 09:36 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Is it me or was that just a small bunch of photos? Article? Plus some of the actual Con related photos could have been taken at San Diego. Kevin Smith? A San Diego regular for years.

Not sure I get the point. I could just as easily do the same for the very successful upstart Long Beach Comic-Con. No Kevin Smith but we got Robot Chicken.

As someone who's been going to San Diego since 1973 (when the biggest celebrity was Neal Adams), I love that it's gotten huge and crazy. You just gotta know that going in.

Rowan Sjet August 2 2010 10:32 AM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Quote:

Dusty Ayres wrote: (Post 4280333)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...edFacepalm.png

(Look, I can use pictures too!)

ToddKent August 2 2010 06:25 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Quote:

Biggshow wrote: (Post 4286505)
Is it me or was that just a small bunch of photos? Article? Plus some of the actual Con related photos could have been taken at San Diego.

I was thinking the same thing. They aren't really making a great argument.

sidious618 August 2 2010 08:19 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Quote:

exodus wrote: (Post 4283035)
I live in the NYC tri-State and the NYC Comic Con sucks yak nuts compared to San Diego.

Fun, sunshine & half naked women or 20 degrees with a windchill making it feel like 10 below, playing human frogger against NYC cabs and crack whores looking to knife you for a quarter.

Choices.

:guffaw: Too true.

Dusty Ayres August 5 2010 08:25 AM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Quote:

Rowan Sjet wrote: (Post 4287562)
Quote:

Dusty Ayres wrote: (Post 4280333)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...edFacepalm.png

(Look, I can use pictures too!)

Quote:

ToddKent wrote: (Post 4288282)
Quote:

Biggshow wrote: (Post 4286505)
Is it me or was that just a small bunch of photos? Article? Plus some of the actual Con related photos could have been taken at San Diego.

I was thinking the same thing. They aren't really making a great argument.

Just click on the picture thingy and advance the pictures.

Biggshow August 5 2010 10:23 AM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
^^^Ah.

While I understand that the captions are mostly meant with good humor let me rebut a couple just to be dickish about it.

Pic 1) Wrong. As I pointed out in another thread, there was plenty of comic action at SDCC; Marvel and DC both had about 15 panels each over the 4 days and the indies weren't left out, either. Plus workshops, seminars, etc. Oh, and a little thing called the Eisner Awards. Plus shite-loads of dealers on the floor. Don't listen to rumors.

Pic 2) Is just more bellyaching in the Pic 1 vein. It is not an argument. No it isn't. It is not. Look, this is not an argument.

Pic #3) 70,000? Hmm, so San Diego circa 1996 or -97. This argument will go away in about 5 - 10 years.

Skiiping 4 for a minute.

8) Wrong. Hotels a plenty and near the airport, trolley lines and busses. Someone is sadly misinformed.

10) Oh, yeah. Well, I live in CA. So there. :)

Back to 4) Maybe but I'll submit these for your perusal:

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15334

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15355

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15502

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15514

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15541

...and the piece de resistance...porn star Kayden Kross just chillin' with the nerds for no apparent reason...

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15598

Yeah, I think I'll stick with San Diego. Although NY does have its charms.

barnaclelapse August 5 2010 02:35 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Quote:

exodus wrote: (Post 4283035)
I live in the NYC tri-State and the NYC Comic Con sucks yak nuts compared to San Diego.

Fun, sunshine & half naked women or 20 degrees with a windchill making it feel like 10 below, playing human frogger against NYC cabs and crack whores looking to knife you for a quarter.

Choices.

See I happen to enjoy that kind of thing.

I've worked at dozens of conventions but have somehow managed to miss both of these.

Othello August 5 2010 08:24 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Quote:

Biggshow wrote: (Post 4295560)
^^^Ah.

While I understand that the captions are mostly meant with good humor let me rebut a couple just to be dickish about it.

Pic 1) Wrong. As I pointed out in another thread, there was plenty of comic action at SDCC; Marvel and DC both had about 15 panels each over the 4 days and the indies weren't left out, either. Plus workshops, seminars, etc. Oh, and a little thing called the Eisner Awards. Plus shite-loads of dealers on the floor. Don't listen to rumors.

Pic 2) Is just more bellyaching in the Pic 1 vein. It is not an argument. No it isn't. It is not. Look, this is not an argument.

Pic #3) 70,000? Hmm, so San Diego circa 1996 or -97. This argument will go away in about 5 - 10 years.

Skiiping 4 for a minute.

8) Wrong. Hotels a plenty and near the airport, trolley lines and busses. Someone is sadly misinformed.

10) Oh, yeah. Well, I live in CA. So there. :)

Back to 4) Maybe but I'll submit these for your perusal:

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15334

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15355

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15502

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15514

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15541

...and the piece de resistance...porn star Kayden Kross just chillin' with the nerds for no apparent reason...

http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/mai...2_itemId=15598

Yeah, I think I'll stick with San Diego. Although NY does have its charms.

Overall I agree now that said...

Eh.. porn stars are a dime a dozen. Fun people to party and hang with though. Once you've been around them though you realize it's no big deal.

Kinda like bouncing in a strip club.. guys used to say "you have the best job in the world" and i'd be like.. "Eh.. you've seen one naked stripper you've seen em all"

Biggshow August 6 2010 10:03 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
^^^You raise a good point (so to speak).

Nerys Myk August 6 2010 10:19 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
Supergirl was a popular costume. Or at least popular with the guy taking those photos.

A beaker full of death August 6 2010 10:56 PM

Re: Why New York Comic-Con Is Superior to San Diego Comic-Con
 
As a NYer who lived for many years in SD, I have to admit that the "article" (captions, three words and a mule, whatever) does raise a valid point or two. Comic conventions used to be about comics. SD really isn't anymore. And it really is a zoo. Impossible to get in, impossible to see anything or talk to anyone... it's just too damn big. And you can't beg borrow or steal your way in within two months of the thing.
Maybe if it were managed better....


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