#SDCC: Overheard, Part 2
The concept that a comic book convention, which should be a wonderful
introduction for kids to the dazzling and varied world of comics
collecting–where a kid can meet and greet the creators he’s always
admired and ask questions and feel that much closer to the (to him)
magical process that brings super-hero adventures to him every month,
and perhaps even fantasize about a time when he’ll be on the other side
of that table, signing autographs or drawing sketches for kids that are
the age that he is right then–the concept that such a convention should
ever become a dangerous place, where young fans risk life and limb and
might be trampled by alleged “adults” trying to get a hundred copies of
the latest “hot” comic book signed so that they can tack on a few more
bucks to the selling price–
It is intolerable.
And we should not suffer it to continue.
—Peter David, writing not about the stabbing in 2010, but about the Great Eastern Convention near-riot in 1993.
“Thanks, Comic Con. Show the Machete trailer after the stabbing. Very classy.” —Cole Abaius
“It was FREE, and I wanted it more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my entire LIFE.” –overheard by Scott McCloud in the last minutes of the con
“I’m sorry I was late. I’m rooming with six slave Leias and they
needed help with their bikinis.” –Bellechere, the Avatar Lady Death
model (Hat tip: Rich Johnston)
And the photo was brought to us by the ironically named FunnyOrDie.com.