Anyone ever been to Comic-Con or any gaming conventions?

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#1 Posted by TheGrinchh (254 posts) -

Just want to hear what some people have to say of their experiences. I just bought tickets to the Comic-Con in Philadelphia and also the "Too Many Games" convention, both in June. I've never been to any sort of convention before, but hopefully these will be a blast.

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#2 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 posts) -

No, but I'd like to go. If Jason David Frank ever comes to Winnipeg, you can bet your ass I'd be there.

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#3 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

I've been to San Diego comic-con several times, experiences can vary but usually it's full of fat sweaty 40 somethings selling comics and rare toys. Some of the chicks in cosplay aren't a bad sight. Be prepared to be bumped into a lot, there's some very rude people that attend.

It's also pricey, parkings a bitch, the foods bad as well.

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#4 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

I went to PAX East last year and I'm going again this year. Was probably the best vacation I've ever had.

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#5 Posted by ad1x2 (6607 posts) -

I went to E3 in 1996 when it was in Atlanta. Other than that I pretty much haven't paid too much attention, although I considered going to Comic Con in Austin TX but didn't go because of work.

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#6 Posted by Lord_Daemon (24514 posts) -

I attended the San Diego Comic-con for quite a number of years and always had a good time. Lots of very cute girls, lots of stuff to buy, lots of people to meet. Depending on how big your con is and how much time you have, it's always a good thing to keep portable snacks on your person to limit eating breaks and take a large backpack if you plan on heavy shopping.

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#7 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4825 posts) -

Never been to,never plan to go.I hate being around people.

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#8 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (7431 posts) -

Yeh went to gamescom a few times, which generally is great, abeit slightly noisy.

apart from that, just small conventions for anime and comicbooks here, which due to the country size also sadly is pretty small. So I could imagine that it would be quite different from comic-con

A few pointers though: it is always nice to have some cleaning napkins (can't remember the precise name of such) due to the relatively high chance of catching something with that many people, food and drink tends to be rather expensive (and often not that good to begin with), and if you have an issue with lots of people in a room then you are doomed.

Apart from that (and depending on the type of convention a backpack due to the suckage of slogging around with bags in both hands) just have fun and enjoy it? The atmosphere tends to be really great, people are quite friendly when they have similar hobbies.

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#9 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -
@airshocker said:

I went to PAX East last year and I'm going again this year. Was probably the best vacation I've ever had.

God damnit I forgot to get a ticket for this year. Oh well.

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#10 Edited by benleslie5 (8620 posts) -

I've been to a few Anime conventions and also been to a Retro Gaming convention back in June called NERG (North East Retro Gaming)

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#11 Posted by Lord_Omikron666 (4838 posts) -

I went to Evo last year and the year before.

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#12 Edited by Doom_HellKnight (12217 posts) -

Been to Eurogamer Expo and Comic-con. Both in London. Intend to go to both again.

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#13 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

@chessmaster1989 said:
@airshocker said:

I went to PAX East last year and I'm going again this year. Was probably the best vacation I've ever had.

God damnit I forgot to get a ticket for this year. Oh well.

Oh shit I forgot you're in Boston! We need to grab a beer, dude.

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#14 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -
@airshocker said:

@chessmaster1989 said:
@airshocker said:

I went to PAX East last year and I'm going again this year. Was probably the best vacation I've ever had.

God damnit I forgot to get a ticket for this year. Oh well.

Oh shit I forgot you're in Boston! We need to grab a beer, dude.

Yeah for sure, I should be around.