Old man river.
This weekend I’ll be making my way down to the Pittsburgh area for the inaugural Three Rivers Comic Con!
It’s always fun to attend new shows, and it doesn’t get much newer than a show’s debut! Some folks don’t like to be part of a show during its first year, and prefer to wait until the convention has gained momentum and notched a few years on its belt. I like to help startup shows gain that initial momentum so they have the chance to get that valuable experience. Garth and I were there for the very first InterventionCon, and we’ve been with them every year since. We like to think we’ve been a part of helping that show continue, endure, and grow over the years. If I’m even the smallest part of helping this show grow, then I’ll be happy.
We’ve normally done anime conventions, as those shows have been very welcoming to webcomics of all styles, so we never really know what to expect when we find ourselves attending comic conventions. The crowds are different (usually a little older) and there’s a distinct change in atmosphere (more mellow in comparison to anime conventions’ high energy), but overall the people are friendly and eager to have a nice time. I tend to recognize more costumes at comic cons than I do at anime cons, too.
With luck I’ll have nothing but good stories to tell of Three Rivers’ maiden voyage when I return.