JEZ(RE): SDCC 2018–just a fangirl of myself
I am just a fangirl of myself.
I don’t really like anything.
I mean, some things I love—everything else, I some what tolerate; or, eliminate from my life—including humans—and sometimes I tolerate then eliminate.
Not sure what part of I’M A FUCKING SOCIOPATH is confusing.
Maybe people think I’m kidding because I’m nice.
I’m a good person—but, it’s simply a choice.
I chose to be.
I choose not to lie, cheat or steal—doesn’t mean I don’t want the entire fucking world to burn on occasion.
You all seriously piss me the fuck off.
BUT—you’re welcome for your lives : )
I am a super villain after all.
Don’t act like it’s a surprise.
Described once as possessing the unbridled rage of a thousand blazing suns.
Jedi abstain from emotion.
I feel everything.
Which—makes me the most powerful Sith in existence.
I did not get enough out of con.
Mostly, it was my fault—mostly.
Talked into working Wednesday night, all day Friday, Saturday until 2PM and Sunday.
Can’t be too mad with a view like this, though:
Made it to last 20 mins of preview night for a little recon.
A lot of booths are in the same location every year so makes it a bit easier as a regular.
First Comics News hosts a panel every year at SDCC on HOW TO GET NEWS COVERAGE for indie books—Thurs 10:30AM Room 8—every year.
I’M NOW A FOUR TIME PANELIST AT INTERNATIONAL COMIC-CON: SAN DIEGO.
Fuck you ReedPop for not approving me press at NYCC this year.
Like; do you know who the fuck I am?
I got me own badge : )
More on that later…
Panel was fabulous!
And—always amazing to see the lovely Holly G:
She’s so fucking hot.
And—wonderful; and sweet.
Oh! This dude who saw our (my) panel at WonderCon 2016 followed me on twitter after and came to our (my) panel here.
Then; these other two (2) dudes followed me out of the room about their project…
I chatted a few until my bladder couldn’t take it anymore and I had to excuse myself.
Then! I got stopped coming out of the bathroom by three (3) more attendees.
They all loved my input.
Duh! I’m awesome…
Only eight (8) of us this year, so it was easier for everyone to talk.
Points I stress EVERY YEAR:
1) Read your shit. Have other people read your shit. Make sure your shit doesn’t have typos. Make sure your shit makes sense.
2) Everyone you could possibly want to talk with at con IS AT CON—GO TALK TO THEM! You never know who you’ll meet or who they may know until you chat ’em up. Not saying immediately shove your project down their throats, but asking them about what they are doing will generally open up dialog and give them a chance to ask you about yours.
3) Make sure your business cards reflect you. Don’t assume having a facebook/twitter icon at the bottom tells me how to find you online.
Also—tits and ass.
But, seriously, fans eat that shit up—quite repulsive, actually—no body cares for an amazing story anymore.
Before I get too far—KATIE COOK IS A SHIT WRITER AND I HATE SHE’S BEING PROMOTED JUST BECAUSE SHE HAS A FUCKING VAGINA.
NOT SURE HOW YOU MANAGED TO GET YOURSELF ON MY LITTLE PONY, KATIE, BUT YOU’RE ONLY POPULAR BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE MLP NOT BECAUSE THEY LIKE YOU—fuck off and die.
Everything is regurgitated.
I’m starting to wonder if there is any originality remaining in the world.
Like; has humanity reached the point where every plot and every idea ever possible has already been told and all that is left is retakes?!?!?!
As you all know, I don’t read anything but indies—I just told you—Spiderman vs. dinosaurs… Avengers vs. dinosaurs…
I haven’t ready anything DC after the whole “Death of the Family” bullshit.
I mean, seriously…
Crossovers with every title just to boost sales of those titles without any real benefit to over all narrative—and, then an ending where everyone one walks away from batman.
I’m okay with no one dying for the “death of the family” but, Batman spends the entire arc desperately searching for these mother fuckers in order to save them, risking his own life; for all to simply walk away from him over the possibility that the joker may or may not have been in the bat cave.
I also understand the concept was Batman hadn’t been forthright with information on several occasions but in the New 52, no other occurrence had been expressed to that point—made zero logical sense.
THEN! Robin is on a mission with Batman in the very next issue, kicking off requiem, and dies.
Good luck finding comic books…
This shit is getting ridiculous.
WHERE ARE ALL THE FUCKING COMIC BOOKS?!?!?!?!?
Seriously, I’m over all the pretty shinies…
Well—almost—this shit was pretty cool:
Plus—cosplayers always on fleek (learned that from an eleven year old XD:
BUT—GIVE ME COMICS OR GIVE ME DEATH!
AND—NOT JUST DEALERS LOOKING TO GET RID OF BACK STOCK.
Emerald City in Seattle is still the truest large comic book convention I’ve ever been to with over 70% of booths with books on tables—but, I haven’t been in two (2) years, so, curious if ReedPop has fucked that yet or not.
I’m actually a fan of ReedPop, don’t get me wrong—maybe I’m a bit salty—and, I like C2E2’s artist alley.
Although, that show is a bit underwhelming with massive isles and preposterous amounts of open space.
Maybe I’ll just never be happy… sigh…
I do feel SDCC did a better job organizing this year—but, maybe that’s because a significant amount of Exhibitors dropped out this year from what I heard…
The convention center is just not large enough to house the beast of what is SDCC and they’re quickly getting out numbered as con attendance rises across the country—though, apparently numbers are being vastly exaggerated… cough cough Phoenix cough cough…
BTWs—if you weren’t aware—the Jacob Javits, home to NYCC, is 1.8 million square feet; or, 3 times the size of San Diego Convention Center.
And—NYCC has already topped SDCC in attendance with MUCH more room to grow.
Mr. Mayor proposed an increase to hotel tax up to 15% calling for an emergency vote last October—which looks like it didn’t happen—is now set for a vote come November to expand the convention center, repair infrastructure, and “battle the homeless problem.”
First of all, the homeless problem is only a thing because people do not understand socioeconomics—BUILD SOME MORE LUXURY CONDOS IN DOWNTOWN, that’ll help. LOFuckingL
This practice is is spreading as a virus across major US cities and it’s fucking gross.
Instead of trying to attract more people with money, who really don’t exist, why don’t you actually try to house the people already in your fucking cities!
Expanding the convention center is almost impossible as the land required is owned by the port and a lot of shady shit has to go down for them to pull this off.
And—infrastructure is shit, because builders are doing a shit job and contractors are robbing the city blind.
Last year, I started attending city council meetings and learned SDGE owes the city tens of thousands in overages; council approved a 72 million dollar minor upgrade on a water treatment pump; and, the county was sitting on a 1.3 billion dollar tax surplus—except, 33k people currently owe $86M in property taxes.
AND! They just let Horton plaza, THE ONLY MAJOR SHOPPING STRUCTURE IN DOWN TOWN LITERALLY IN THE CENTER OF THE FUCKING CITY, be sold in order to build—you guessed it—luxury, fucking, condos.
It’s not the building’s fault it failed as a shopping center—who in their right mind would want to rent a space there and invest in upgrades, if someone could come in the next month offering more money and have it ripped out from under them?!?!
Oh! AND! There was a huge meeting regarding affordable housing last year…
Provide a tax incentive for developers who provide 10% of their units as affordable.
What the fuck are they doing?!?!?
Further, Comic-con International is a non profit.
The board members receive a messily salary—on paper—but, the city gives them free rent to keep them in SD.
I assure you them bitches ain’t living in any place less than 4k a month—I could be wrong—but, I know several of them love to dine daily at The Westin; no way they’re living with the commoners in a 2k a month 400sqft apartment—just a hunch.
Several local news sources are calling attention to where the fuck the money generated from con is going.
Like—they bought several warehouses in National City under a newly created charity with an attorney set as the CEO.
I seriously hope they don’t plan to move con further out of the fucking city.
They need to buy Horton Plaza—which is larger in square footage than the convention center.
Donate it to the city.
And be the only con in the country with a physical HQ.
It would house a year long SD merch store, offices, and studio for their TV channel; exterior space for a free to the public artist alley; utilize the four surrounding hotels as panel space—including The Grant, which is the original home of SDCC; cementing itself in the true center of San Diego as a staple of the community—which could then be used as additional convention space during the year; cons, full scale art installations; etc…
But—what the fuck do I know?
I did an interview:
That was fun.
Here’s so more pretty shinies:
I have to go to work now.
This should be enough until I feel like adding more.
HAPPY NERDING and SUPPORT INDIE<3