Hmm…where have we heard those particular words of wisdom before…?
I’m starting to get suuuuuper excited about Emerald City Comic Con!! It will be our first big convention of the year! Every day we hear new announcements about who’s going to be there (personally I’m pretty excited for Welcome to Night Vale) and all the neat things that will be happening! My submissions for the Monsters and Dames book made the cut, which made me giddy! AND just this week we got our table assignment for the show! We’ll be at JJ-12, which is a bit out of the way, but Cory and I will do our best to make it work!!
I really like going to conventions as an Artist, rather than an Attendee. A comic convention was the first time in my life when I felt that I was where I was supposed to be. I’d always felt out of place in life until that first day at Denver Comic Con in 2012. It was an incredible feeling, and big conventions in particular tend to remind me of that. They’re very affirming experiences for me. The excitement in the air is palpable! It’s hard not to get swept up in the enthusiasm and geek out. I’ve often described the sensation as “finding one’s Tribe,” because at a convention I am suddenly transported to a place where everyone gets my references and respond with their own. It’s as though we’re all talking in code, and only the people on the convention floor, out of all the people in the world, can crack our secret language.
If you’re in Seattle Washington, I hope you’ll stop by Emerald City Comic con, and visit us at JJ-12!
Have you ever been to a convention? What was your experience?