Happy Thanksgiving (if you’re reading this on the day it’s published), I’m back again with the next two entries into my top 10 convention moments of 2015. If you want to see the previous entries, you can get to them right here:
6. The New Teen Titans/Uncanny X-Men Autograph Hunt – Various Cons
One of my favorite comics is the New Teen Titans and Uncanny X-Men crossover. I find the book to be really awesome and it involved a lot of great names in the industry. I decided to try to get as many autographs on the book as I could from the people who were involved in it.
I didn’t do to bad with it. It started off with George Perez in February at Amazing Arizona Comic Con, then I was able to get Len Wein to sign it at Wondercon in April, and then in July at San Diego Comic Con, I was able to get both Marv Wolfman and Chris Claremont added to it. The thing that kind of irritated me was the fact that I had met three of the 4 gentleman the previous year and never thought to get it signed before. I have atleast one more autograph to get and that is Walt Simonson, hopefully I attend a con that he is at next year.
5. The Completionist Panel featuring Jirard Khalil – Game On Expo
Game On Expo held its first show at the Mesa Convention Center back in August. This retro gaming convention featured a vendor hall, a gaming room, and a few panels throughout the weekend from Youtube shows such as The Gaming Historian and The Game Chasers. Among the panels that I was excited for was The Completionist panel as it was one of the few shows I had actually seen on Youtube. I wasn’t sure what to expect as his show is just about him reviewing a game that he has completed 100%. What I got was one of the most rambunctious crowds I had ever seen. Jirard had received an early version of the Wii U game “Super Mario Maker” and designed a stress inducing level that he let a handful of attendees attempt. That itself seems pretty tame but the energy in the room was insane, it was one of those “You had to be there” moments. People were cheering on the attendees, screaming in joy and having a great time. It was over 60 minutes of pure enjoyment.