One of the most exciting times of the year for us nerds, if not the most exciting time, is San Diego’s Comic Con. Arguably, the nation’s largest convention, hundreds of thousands of people come here to celebrate the popular arts. I mean, is there any other kind?
If you have a platform, you’re probably here celebrating or promoting it here, and chances are, someone else will recognize it.
But one does not simply come to San Diego Comic Con dragging their feet. Their interests get the best of them, and once they arrive their eyes are the gateway to an overwhelmed heart.
When you see the masses of people in good spirits, Trekkies conversing with Star Warsies (is that what they’re called?), Bronies getting along with anyone, and nerds of all ages, gender, ethnicities, species, etc., you can’t help but love the fact that people are here to celebrate being themselves.
That, my fellow nerds, is cool.
I know I’m not the only one who steps into the halls of the convention center to see that killer cosplay and then point and grin to give mad props.
I know I’m not the only one blurts random comment about something amazing I just saw at the Nerd HQ interactive off-site campus, having some random person next to me totally agree.
I know I’m not the only one who gets that child-like feeling like it’s Christmas morning or Birthday weekend when they call me out of line to pick up my badge.
Moreover, I know I’m not the only one who thoroughly enjoys helping first-timers or inexperienced con-goers with tips or advice on how to have a better experience because I, myself have had others help me out or have made rookie mistakes. This helps the nerd community build bridges and an overall appreciation of the convention.
All these things make the vibe and living breathing entity of San Diego Comic Con come alive.
While 2015’s Comic Con is now finished, you can now begin to (recover) and look forward to how 2016 will be bigger and better for you as a nerd and the nerd world as a whole.
How cool is that?!