On Saturday, I had my first-ever experience at the Calgary Expo (Comicon, for the layman). To be honest, I enjoyed myself much more than I thought I would, and I was blown away upon seeing this subculture that I’d never experienced before. I was also reminded of all the films and comics that I’ve loved and since forgotten about over the past 26 years. Apparently, there are a lot of them. There was nostalgia, creativity, (and body-odor) in the air.
What amazed me the most was seeing how much people love this stuff. I mean, REALLY, love it. I saw passion for Spiderman that I only wish I could replicate in some facet of my life. I saw people lugging around carts stacked with rubbermaid containers full of comic merch. That’s dedication.
For me, the highlights were catching sight of Stan Lee, witnessing the Delorean up close, and seeing a bunch of my super talented friends promoting their work (Jarett, Sam, Frank, and the Outlaws of Ravenhurst).