Fantasticon – Toledo 2015
Today was Fantasticon 2015!
This is the first time this convention has been to Toledo, and I was a little leery about it. But I figured if it was on either end of the spectrum, I would make it enjoyable.
Looking at the guest list, the only two people I recognized were Dirk Manning and Jeremy London (of Mallrats fame). I have been out of the comic book fandom for many years and didn’t recognize any of the artists, writers, or voice artists present. It did make me feel a little guilty to see these people sitting behind their tables with their books and just walking past. I think next time I will do a little research.
The main room where all the merchandise was being sold had lights that were slightly amber tinted and a little dim. It gave off a very 1970’s or early 1980’s vibe. It was a little depressing. Loads and loads of dollar comics. I must have done twenty laps around looking at all the merch.
I met up with some friends and we perused the comics. We discussed the history of Ant-Man, attended two trivia events – one super-hero trivia (its sad the amount of knowledge bouncing around my noggin), the other being Star Wars trivia.
After making a final lap around the sales floor, we decided “real food” was in order. We stopped by Ice for food and called it a day.