HEY NERDS HEEEYYY! Next weekend, your sporadically posting Nerdist contributor (me) will be heading to Seattle for Emerald City ComicCon* to rub elbows with the likes of William Shatner, Spike from Buffy, Xander from Buffy, Felicia Day, and Wil Wheaton (who I hope has forgotten about the time my dog tried to bite his face off). My plans thus far include, but are not limited to: heckling The Guild panel, heckling the Wil Wheaton panel, hugging John “Walter Bishop” Noble, asking Bruce Boxleitner if he will be the Scarecrow to my Mrs. King, and tongue kissing Xander.
I’m going to attempt to visit all the Portland (represent!) tables (Joelle Jones, Scott Allie, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Guinan, etc) and then mostly… um, drink and sing karaoke with all my comics friends.
I’ve never attended ECCC before but I’m operating under the assumption it will be similar to San Francisco’s WonderCon and will not induce in me a crowds-related panic attack/emergency narcoleptic response like SDCC did. (Seriously, I fell asleep at every panel I went to in San Diego for no other reason than a finely honed instinct for self preservation. I was all, “So much information; ooh, Oni Press; OMG, Danny Elfman; ackkk, Supernatural; POWER DOWN POWER DOWN GFFHFHHJKSNOOOZZZzzzzzzz.”)
Anyway, blah blah blah, I am a special snowflake who can’t handle crowds or social situations without self-medicating or, apparently, falling asleep. I do, however, have high hopes for ECCC and its smaller, less saturated nature, but I am still a wee bit overwhelmed with all the stuff to see and do.
Here is where I ask you all for a favor. If you guys could take a look at the schedule and let me know what you’d like me to take pictures of/report on, I will try to make that happen. Here is the full list of media guests and stuff. Also, please let me know if any of you will be there! Maybe we can drink at each other!
*And no, I will not be doing any cosplay – unless hungover and cranky is a costume.
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