Last month, my youngest daughters, my niece and her friend and I went to our first Comic Con. It was fantastic!! Located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, The Osage Center was an awesome venue for such an event. Parking was more than adequate, and the general atmosphere was one of friendliness. The girls were all wide-eyed with wonder and amusement, and I’ll admit to being just as impressed! We spent the Saturday afternoon browsing and meeting authors and designers. Everywhere you looked, cosplay ruled the day. We had a blast checking out all of the costumes, and we decided we are definitely dressing for our next Comic Con.
The vendors were diverse, as were the authors and artists. As a mom, I was thrilled with the realization that not a single child that day seemed upset. Not even once. I can’t tell you how rare an event that is, in my experience. I had the immense pleasure of introducing my female companions to a world where girls can be whomever they wish. I was also humbled to meet great comic authors such as Gary Friedrich, author of Ghost Rider. Later research revealed him to be a Cape native, which I found cool. I also had the opportunity to meet several authors whose works I have now added to my reading list. I will do a followup blog on them at a later date.
Our first venture into the world of conventions assured me that this will be a family favorite for years to come. Since Cape Con, we’ve been watching for other conventions closer to home. I’m thankful to my Ma for surprising us with the day trip, it was a truly enjoyable experience, one we will surely repeat next year, for the entire weekend, since there was much more to explore that time didn’t allow for us. Such as meeting John Wesley Shipp, which was somewhat disappointing, but redeemed by purchasing a poster. Without further ado, here are a few pictures from Cape Comic Con, April 16, 2015, enjoy. 😉