Arrived safe and sound, where I immediately shuttled to an In-n-Out Burger, a chain that simply will never come to the East Coast in an attempt to drive me stark raving mad. You may have heard of them before and thought their reputation was exaggerated; you would be wrong.
I’ve not had a chance to hook the camera up to the computer, but will likely do that tonight or tomorrow. Took just a few photos of people. I think that’s what I’m more interested in: portraiture of people I know during Comic-Con, not Oh Hey There’s The Nite Owl’s Ship because, you know, there’s going to be quite enough of that.
Preview Night crowds may be big, but they’re bearable. I have no idea how Saturday, with its estimated 125,000 people dressed like Naruto (seriously, how is that still a thing?,) is going to shake down unless there’s going to be swat teams and riot control police on site. I may just choose to hide under one of the multiple tables framing BOOM!’s booth and whimper on occasion.
My purchases for the night were copies of the Scott Pilgrim color special, the New Love And Rockets Stories #1 and Tales Designed To Thrizzle #4. Jeff Lemire was kind enough to ensure I got a copy of the new Essex County Tales book, but I think that may be because I’m buying him lunch today.
If I listed the freaks I’ve already seen, you wouldn’t believe me. The worst may have been the mentally-ill fellow working his way rapidly through the small-press section while rubbing his toy raccoon in a manner that I’ll say was sensual.
I’m part of the CBR Live Blog for the event. I may well be uploading photos from the Blackberry to that along with pithy updates.