Here’s the thing about Baltimore Comic Con.
And it’s not anything specific. It’s something you can’t describe. People actively enjoy being there. Maybe part of it is the location. I mean, the Inner Harbor is beautiful. Maybe it’s the comics centric nature of the show. While there were some media guests there, it never felt like they were the entire focus of the weekend. Maybe it’s the people. Actually, scratch that. It’s definitely the people.
Here’s the thing about Baltimore Comic Con; even when it’s not perfect, it’s one of the best conventions out there.
This year the convention expanded from a two day to a three day event, and while it showed a few growing pains, the best parts of the weekend were still very present. And it says a lot about Baltimore Comic Con that, despite getting completely turned around due to lack of aisle number signs, and having a major costume screw up, and waiting in the wrong line at one point, I still consider it to be one of my favourite weekends of the year.
I don’t know how much I can say that I haven’t said after previous years. If I haven’t convinced you to go yet, I doubt I ever will. But you’ll have no idea what you’re missing out on.
I’ve experienced Baltimore Comic Con as a cosplayer and as a writer, but I still feel that the most fun way to experience the convention is as a fan.
It’s taken some time to accept the fact, but I am a writer. And it’s taken even longer, but I am now (relatively) comfortable telling people that when they ask.
But it’s still weird to say it when surrounded by people whose primary job is writing.
The idea of wearing a fully put together costume to a convention for the first time is terrifying.
At least it is to this not-a-cosplayer.
So when I finally decided to give cosplaying a try, there was never a question about which convention would be my practice round. Baltimore Comic Con isn’t the biggest, or most costume oriented, or even closest convention, but it is the friendliest comic convention I’ve attended, no question. And I knew that even if my home-made costume wasn’t perfect, I wouldn’t have to worry about the negativity that occasionally shows up in the cosplay community.
Baltimore Convention Center
Sat & Sun, Sept. 7-8, 2013
As of today, we are just less than three weeks away from Baltimore Comic Con. And though I’ve only attended once before, it very quickly proved itself to be one of my favourite conventions.
So here are some of the reasons why I love it and some of the things I’m most anticipating. Continue reading
I’m not a cosplayer. That may sound familiar, I’ve said it before. But even though I don’t consider myself a cosplayer, I have worn the occasional costume.