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

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  1. Dusty Ayres

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  3. exodus

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    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.
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    New York doesn't have as many celebrities that can visit the comic con either.
     
  5. Biggshow

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    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.
     
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  7. ToddKent

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    I was thinking the same thing. They aren't really making a great argument.
     
  8. sidious618

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    :guffaw: Too true.
     
  9. Dusty Ayres

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    Just click on the picture thingy and advance the pictures.
     
  10. Biggshow

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    ^^^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/main.php?g2_itemId=15334

    http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=15355

    http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=15502

    http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=15514

    http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=15541

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

    http://uglycouchshow.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=15598

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

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    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.
     
  12. Othello

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    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"
     
  13. Biggshow

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    ^^^You raise a good point (so to speak).
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    Supergirl was a popular costume. Or at least popular with the guy taking those photos.
     
  15. A beaker full of death

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    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....
     
  16. God Magnus

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    Geez, which NY Comic Con did YOU go to last year? While I admit the SD one is far superior, overall the experience of walking there from the subway and getting in was nowhere near that unpleasant!
     

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