Saturday, September 17, 2011
Cincinnati Comic Expo 2011!
Sadly as of now, I'll be missing this year's Cincinnati Comic Expo. My partner-in-comics has had to pull out of our trip up to the Queen City and it's likely just as well. I'm going to have to make a trip to Louisville tomorrow with my beloved spouse, and it's a bit much to travel two days in a row, at least for my geezer bones.
This year's Expo is in a larger venue and that means that parking has become something of an issue too. There's a big festival in Cincinnati this week, Oktoberfest, and that will put pressure on the parking downtown for sure. So I'm a bit unsure how all that will shake out.
It's a decent show this year, but aside from Jim Steranko and Jose Delbo (mostly the latter for his Charlton work) there are few pros I'm absolutely eager to meet. I imagine the line for Steranko will be heroic. Also my budget for comics this month has been largely shot, so prowling for back issues was not really a big option. The few trades I'm looking for I can find elsewhere I'm sure.
So I've got a bunch of excuses, but nonetheless I'll be sorry to miss the second annual event. Hopefully they'll do a good business and there will be a third one next year.