I know I say that about almost every comic book show I attend unless I am being cranky, or the show is really not up to speed when they were the year previous. This is our second year at the Jet City Comic Show, and this year was way better than last year. There were a good bunch of vendors, and the costume contest was very good, and I got to meet up with a group called Comic Book Characters for Causes, and they were able to raise a 100 bucks for the Children’s Hospital yesterday.
We were playing official photographer booth of the show, and that ended up going over very well. There were lots of very good people in very good costumes, and generally having a good time. Much like last year, this is a long box kind of comic show where people are looking for bargains or things that are significantly price reduced. We are hitting a market that might not otherwise be able to participate in the larger shows, with their larger ticket prices, and larger crowds. This crowd is more laid back, relaxed, and just in the show to pick up some bargains, see some cool new stuff they can’t afford, and run around in Marvel or DC inspired Cosplay for the better part of the day.
And Comic Book Characters for Causes is simply awesome; go check them out on Facebook. They are really a worthy group to get to know.
Otherwise, good show, tons of fun, along with all the general things that you would expect from a one day bargain discount comic book show. We are going to go again next year and see what happens, but let’s hope that it starts growing and drawing a bigger more diverse crowd. It is always good to have a show like this come along as the convention season starts winding to a close. The last show of the Season is Aki-con and Steam Con, we are going to try to make it to both, you never know.