|Free lunch on Thursday,|
courtesy of the Ninja Turtles.
You know that sad, sort of "let down" feeling you get after something you looked forward to for a long time has come to an end? That's how I feel around this time pretty much every year. As I noted previously, Comic-Con has changed a lot since I started attending. This has been my big vacation every year, and while I did have a longer trip a few months ago in the form of a honeymoon, that didn't stop Comic-Con from being as huge a part of my summer as it's ever been.
|Kiefer Sutherland and director Jon Cassar.|
Most of my fun, however, came outside the convention. Playing games with my friends back at the house. Sitting at the Tilted Kilt bar while watching UFC on Saturday night. Sometime long ago, around the time it ceased to be comic book-centric, the actual convention strangely became less of a fixture of my annual Comic-Con trip. It became more about seeing friends, some of whom I see rarely throughout the year, and socializing with them. It's still fun, but in a different way than it used to be.
|She will be mine.|
|The view from the back of the|
Convention Center (Ballroom 20 line).
Thus, another Comic-Con comes to an end. We've already got a house booked for next year, and tickets go on sale this fall, so I'll plan to do it all over again barely eleven short months from now. But in the meantime, it's back to civilization, normal life, work, and Roger Stern's Spider-Man.