The influx of the geeks

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I mean the term “geeks” lovingly of course, especially since I’m one of them. That’s right I’m heading down south from my home in (currently) sunny Vancouver [mbv] to attend the Emerald City Comic Convention [eccc] this weekend at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.  For the next few days I’ll be a guest blogger on the site, and one of the several of Metblog types at the convention.

If you’ve not yet considered going to the convention this weekend I’d certainly have another think on that one. It promises to be a really cool show, with lots of top name comic book creators there such as Ed Brubaker (he killed Captain America), Dan Didio, Gail Simone and Scott Kurtz.

If you don’t like reading, or looking at colour picture pages, then there’s television stars there to including Julie Benz (Buffy/Angel), Wil Wheaton [wwdn] (from Stand By Me & Star Trek: The Next Generation) and whatever science fiction actors could be coaxed down from Vancouver for the weekend.

All in all it should be a great time. This is the third year in a row I’ll have come down for the show, so that’s just not idle speculation.

4 Comments so far

  1. jessejb on May 9th, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

    Seriously. Why do we get so many geek conventions that involve people dressing in stupid costumes? Cant we get like, oh I dont know, a cheer convention or something? Anything!!!


  2. Jeffery Simpson (van_jeffery) on May 9th, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

    A cheer convention?

    I certainly don’t dress in costumes, nor would anyone want to see that. This is a once a year thing, so maybe I’m missing someone by not being a local, but that hardly seems like too much.

    A cheer convention sounds very Texas.


  3. josh on May 9th, 2008 @ 5:16 pm

    and a cheer convention differs from "people dressing in stupid costumes" how?


  4. Jeffery Simpson (van_jeffery) on May 9th, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

    I would have assumed that local custom dictated that we blame this on Paul Allen.



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