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WizardWorld: Pro vs. Con, the Geekening

PRO GOING TO WIZARDWORLD CHICAGO THIS YEAR:
- cheap HeroClix
- a chance to laugh at people
- probably get to see people I don't see often enough, like thevulgartrade and kp3000
- comics books
- a chance to meet George Lowe (Space Ghost), Frank Miller, Mick Foley, Alex Ross, Greg Rucka, Walt Simonson & Virgil
- a chance to punch Kevin Smith, Rob Liefeld and Joe Quesada
- a chance to meet and/or punch Brian Michael Bendis

CON GOING TO WIZARDWORLD CHICAGO THIS YEAR:
- can't really afford it
- don't think my girl or her kid would really want to traipse around a geek-fest, thus forcing me to cram my WWing into a handful of hours Thurs. or Fri.
- don't think I really want to hang out at WizardWorld with my girl even if she didn't mind going
- don't use the HeroClix I have now
- comics books I want cost a jillion dollars
- assholes at Wizards of the Coast wouldn't give me a press pass this year
- spending my birthday at a comics/sci-fi convention a little too lame even for me

So I'm leaning pretty heavily towards no. God knows how many old copies of Blackhawk or Metamorpho I'm passing up in the bargain, though.

(EDITED TO ADD: Jesus, comics creators are even more unattractive than their fans. What does it say when you have a group of 22 people and Mark Silvestri is the best-looking of all of them? How many bodies are in Adam Hughes' crawlspace? Did John Cassaday win that Yanni look-alike contest? Doesn't Jeph Loeb seem kinda old for a guy named "Jeph"? Is Brian Azzarello the Devil? How much flab is concealed by the "artsy" treatment of Skottie Young's photo? Does Rob Liefeld think he's fooling anybody? And why in God's name does Kevin Eastman still use a publicity photo that makes it look like he's on his way to audition for a Scorpions cover band?)
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