Since Wondercon bit the dust in 2011 as the premiere Comic Book Convention in San Francisco we have been happily satisfied with the shows coming out of San Jose, Stockton and even Sacramento.
But there comes a time where eBay doesn’t do it, that you want to dive into some great comics deals, check out the cosplayers and have some fun.
Back in September 2016 I went on a Friday, the first convention in San Francisco in some years. In response the place was packed! I got to see some old buds and made new ones. Really liked the artist alley and even met some Golden Age of comics artists (those who were young and published in the 1940s) who are now quite elderly but have not lost their spirit.
Of course the cosplayers make the show. They were creative, inspiring and sexy. I did note they were not all excited to get their photo taken by me, not knowing of course what an amazing cosplay photographer I am. Hope you agree with that statement.
Tech notes: Didn’t use a flash unit this time as I normally do, and it does show, even with some white balance compensation in Lightroom 6, still not by absolute best work.
Pros: Lots to see and do, great comics deals and great cosplayers.
Cons: The Marriot Hotel at Market and 4th was not the best venue. The panel rooms were all scattered on other floors and the maps were via iPhone only so if you didn’t have a phone you were stuck. I really hope they find a better venue next year.
See you at the San Francisco Comic Con!