Category Archives: Comic Cons

Neal Adams has HUGE biceps…

…and how I ended up getting a Green Arrow sketch from him at WonderCon 2019. I was not planning to get a sketch from Neal this past weekend, though I have admired his art since I was a teenager, but … Continue reading

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Stan Lee is My Superhero

Stan Lee, the man I credit with inspiring my 48 years (and counting) love of comic books, passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 95.  Today, December 28, 2018, would have been his 96th birthday. I wanted … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Sunday July 22

Last day of Comic Con is typically an easy-going day for me.  There aren’t as many panels to choose from and there are “last day deals” down on the convention floor.  But, even “less panels” for Comic Con entails far … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Saturday July 21

Traditionally the busiest day of the convention, I generally try to stay up at panels as much as possible and avoid the super-crowded convention floor.  Above is a view of downtown San Diego across from the convention center (taken from … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Friday July 20

This Blog is LONG overdue.  The last few months have been a real “overcome by events of life” and my attention to ComicSpectrum have not been at the top of the stack.  I’ve been posting to the Facebook page and … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Thursday July 19

With Preview night behind me, it was time to dive into the convention proper, and what I was REALLY interested in was attending a lot of panels.  As I’ve said before, there are numerous convention experiences that can be tailored … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Conspicuous Consumerism Edition

For a lot of people, Comic Con International: San Diego (know by many as San Diego Comic-Con, or simply SDCC) is all about getting stuff.  Free stuff. Exclusive stuff. Or just cool stuff that catches your eye.  The show floor … Continue reading

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Comic Books vs. Hollywood / “Big Super”at #SDCC

At San Diego Comic Con, the Hall H and Marvel/DC super-hero news and events are undeniably cool for fans of pop culture.  I love this stuff and as a fan of pop culture I am very interested in it, but … Continue reading

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Long Beach Comic Con 2017 – Sept 2-3, 2017

As a heads up to everyone in SoCal, the Long Beach Comic Con is this weekend, September 2 & 3 at the Long Beach Convention Center. I’ll be there Saturday, if you’re attending drop me a note so we can … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind the Complaint “San Diego Comic-Con Is Not About Comics Any More”

The largest and longest running comic convention – Comic Con International: San Diego (still affectionately known as San Diego Comic Con or simply SDCC by fans) is in a few weeks.  That means that it’s time for people to start … Continue reading

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