Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.



I’m off in 5 minutes to the San Diego Comic Con, my 21st annual attendance. Back in 2008, my then-roommate and I took a drive, so to speak, down to San Diego to check out the Con for a day. We liked it so much we decided that the next year we’d actually stay over and go for a couple of days. Now it’s a five-day affair, with a rotating lineup of friends and allies sharing a large suite. Last year there were seven of us, this year there will be six, and next year there may be eight or nine (depending upon the college destinations and summer plans of my son and his friend, as well as what is a promised “Return to the Con!” by pop-culture-ephemera inspiration Joe Stafford — for whom there will Always be sleeping room on the floor by the window).

As this piece in today’s LA Times (hey, look: They still publish that!) details, the idea of “dropping in” on the Con is now quaint and ludicrous. The Con is now big business. But y’know what? The people running this very large, very sprawling, very economically and culturally important event are doing a great job. Really. That it’s a non-profit run mostly by volunteers makes it all the more amazing.

If you’re going to the Con and things like poker, whiskey, and cigars interest you, drop me a line.

3 Responses to “Con-nections”

  1. Rich Roesberg Says:

    And we’ll expect a full report. Or else.

  2. Joe Says:

    ok…let me get this straight…I’m a :

    – – “Return to the Con!” – pop-culture-ephemera inspiration ????

    what is that exactly? Whatever it is, I like it a lot!

  3. Joe Says:

    that’s the awfullest Capt. America I ever seed…

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