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Monday, September 29, 2008

BALTIMORE COMICON 2008 a huge success!


Just wow.

That was the biggest and best Baltimore Comicon EVER, bar none! On Saturday, the line to get in stretched outside to the front area until at least 2:00... and Sunday was crazy busy too. It's funny, that with all those people milling around, the floor never seemed to be jammed, just pretty crowded due to the size of the floorspace at the Baltimore Convention Center. Joe, Josh and I rarely had time to leave the booth to use the restroom, let alone go visit all the artists and writers in attendance. I never did get to see METAMORPHO artist Ramona Fradon... every time I went looking for her she wasn't there. Oh well, I did get to meet and chat with Jeff Kinney, author/artist of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, and pick up the third book in the series, which was comped to me by Abrams rep Eric! Thanks, man! Oh and special thanks go out to my wife Karen who supplied us with sandwiches, coffee and tasty snacks! You're a life saver! It was fun to see all of you guys down in Baltimore amidst millions of dollars worth of comic books... we hope you all had as much fun as we did!

The long wait to get in on Friday... two hours of our lives we'll never get back. I was so bored I almost bought a gold necklace off of some guy...

The Book Of The Show... one of my favorite covers EVER by the great L. B. Cole, sadly we sold this book on Sunday at about 4PM. *sniff* Now I'll never see it again.

Joshie, Trainee Maxwell (at his first ever comic convention), and Joe the Continuity Kid.

A battle-scarred veteran of Baltimore Comicon 2008!

A somewhat quiet moment at booth 1-double-oh-7!

Were you there? What did you see and do? Tell us in the comments section!

(Oh, and stay tuned for more fun stuff coming up near the end of this month, including our fabled Halloween Sale!)

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At 9/30/2008 8:39 AM, Blogger tom said...

My daughter Olivia (famed artist and writer of "The Chronicles of Lydia Foxx" from last May's Free Comic Book Day!) and I went to her first con on Saturday! We were still WAITING IN LINE when Bill sauntered over with our free dollars! No worries about Ramona Fradon, Bill -- she never made it to the convention (or so we were told at her booth spot by the guy from Aspen Comics who took it over.) But we did meet Brian Bendis, Geoff Johns, Mike Mignola, Howard Chaykin, Michael Golden, Robert Kirkman, CB Cebulski, Dan Didio, Jim Calafiore, and about a dozen other creators. Mike Oeming gave us a big hello, remembering Olivia from a Free Comic Book Day appearance at Comix Connection Mechanicsburg, and Olivia's mentor, Jimmy Gownley of "Amelia Rules!" fame, introduced her around his neck of artist alley -- what an incredibly nice guy he is! We got a ton of swag and dropped a ton of money. Fun for the whole family!

At 10/01/2008 3:25 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Sounds like the perfect day, tom!

At 10/01/2008 9:24 PM, Blogger macboyce said...

Bill, Joe, & Josh,
Thanks for letting us drop our bag off at your table. What a life saver that was, it got heavy! I spent everything I took with me. Every dollar. Even the one I got from you Bill. In other words, the show was amazing!!! Can't wait until the next one. And I DID get Herb Trimpe to sign my Godzilla #3, what a nice guy he is. He didn't even make fun of me for picking that book to sign.
Even though you guys were always busy, you still were pleasant as ever to chat with. Thanks again!


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