I have been a huge advocate for families playing video games together and the video game world is well represented at all Comicons not just the San Diego one.
But the San Diego Comicon is where it all started. It is the Mothership of all Comicons.
As a kid the only thing I loved more than Adam West's version of Batman was the Batmobile. I loved the scene when the baracade came down by remote control and the Batmobile would come flying out of what was a camouflaged tunnel. That was awesome. My favorite cartoon was Speed Racer. I loved Speed but even more I was in love with Racer X.
While Comic-Con started out in 1970 as a tribute to comic book and science fiction / fantasy film, it has evolved to be a massive celebration of Pop Culture. One of the first panels of this years event features Betty White. This totally appeals to this baby boomer but I do have to go back into the description and figure out what her connection with this con is exactly.
Since then we have tried to get tickets to PAX and Comic-Con in San Diego but they both typically sell out within an hour of going on sale. It's tough.
From there he went to Emerald City Comic-Con and most recently got back from RTX in Austin Texas. Cosplaying at each event.
So, when my daughter asked if she could try and get tickets to the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year I said Sure! I figured it would be like the previous years. We would get into the virtual line and they would sell out before we got to the ticket counter. I was getting used to that drill. But one hour after the tickets went on sale I got a text from her "We're In!" We had tickets! WHAT!
So that's how it all started. And now we are on the countdown.