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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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rjwhite
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
BY STEVE SANSWEET
(Head of Fan Relations
at LucasFilm
Or: The man with the most awful job in the world.
ludickid
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
Man, imagine that you meet 100 people a day at your job, and 99 of them are Comic Book Shop Guy.
rjwhite
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
And the 100th is a guy complaining about Enterprise getting canceled.
archaica
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the ladies like Michael Turner, in that fresh-faced kind of way.

Good eye on Liefeld though. I bet his line is, "the best part about high school girls .... I keep getting older, they stay the same age."
ludickid
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
He probably has a Darth Vader pate under that hat.
archaica
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
".....little did anyone know that when Liefeld returned home, he had to spend all his time in a special hyerbaric chamber."
calamityjon
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)

1992 IS CALLING THEY WANT ROB LIEFELD'S PROMOTIONAL PHOTO BACK!

ludickid
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
He's not taking the call until 1992 gives back his sales figures.
brandawg
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
So, in even more evidence that Liefeld more than likely sold his soul to Satan, he actually looks EXACTLY THE SAME.
hoolifan
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
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?

Not only that - he had to go straight to the audition from his gig selling wooden swords at the Renaissance Faire.
hoolifan
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
It's worth going just for Virgil
I've always wanted to ask him what Ted Dibiase is really like.
brandawg
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
Re: It's worth going just for Virgil
I think the answer is the same for every 80's wrestling guy: "He was a dick who was always on coke."
hoolifan
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: It's worth going just for Virgil
Yeah, but I want to hear it from Virgil.
ludickid
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Re: It's worth going just for Virgil
In this case, though, it would be "He was a dick who was always on coke and then started going apeshit about Jesus."
brandawg
Jul. 29th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
A Helpful List
Guys Who Were Dicks Always On Coke
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Jake Roberts
Ultimate Warrior
Davey Boy Smith
Marty Jannety
Iron Sheik
Jimmy Snuka
Rick Steiner

Guys Who Were Dicks Always On Coke And Then Started Going Apeshit for Jesus
Ted Dibiase
Sting
Shawn Michaels
Koko B. Ware
Junkyard Dog
Buff Bagwell
manningkrull
Jul. 30th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
I think that Brian Azzarello is actually not the devil, but is almost definitely suffering from a condition known as being photographed by Tim Bradstreet. It happened to me once (not really).
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