Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The SoCal Adventure!
PART ONE: COMIC-CON
I'm not just a geek...I'm a professional one. No, seriously. My creative life before comedy was as a comic book writer. I've been going to Comic-Con International in San Diego for years, both to pimp my comic and just to check out the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. Seriously. If you're unfamiliar with this event, let me sum up.
There are panels from morning to late at night, and next door, at the Marriott, there's even films showing all night long (for those people much younger than me who can do four days of this stuff on, like, zero sleep. I used to be that guy...). Every kind of merchandise you can imagine (and some you never thought of) is available for sale on the convention floor. Comic fans can meet and chat with their favorite artists and writers directly and get autographs and sketches. There are people walking around the place in costumes ranging from ridiculously good to brilliantly awful. Every kind of fan is represented and appeased here - film geeks, TV nerds, animation types, Trekkies, Star Wars die-hards, Twilight fanatics, (Lord of the) Ringers, Browncoats, etc, etc. It's a wall-to-wall senses-overloading carnival, and it's so worth the trip.
So me and my artist/homey Tim Watts are catching a plane and using our pro credentials to take in the whole thing. Should be a blast.
PART 2: COMEDY
PART 3: TONY ROBBINS!
So I'm planning to come back really, really motivated, so you might want to stay away from me for a few days after I return, as I may annoy the hell out of you trying to tell you how you can achieve your dreams. Oh, but after that, I'll still find you and tell you...
So yeah...big trip! Lots of good stuff. I'll write about the whole thing when I return, but before I left, just wanted to let you all know where I'll be. If you're in the San Diego area on the 25th or 27th, drop in to one of the clubs listed above and check out the show! As for you Sac fans - see y'all when I'm back! Hold the fort down while I'm gone. For those of you not from Sac, that wasn't a cliche...we actually have a fort here...
SoCal here I comes!