ComiConn was held at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT this past weekend. It would be the first real comic con in which I brought both my daughter and wife. The day and night before I was like a kid on Christmas Eve. One of my main objectives was to find G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero merchandise, and the other was for my daughter to meet professional wrestler Booker T.
My family arrived at the Two Trees Inn, which is apparently owned by the Foxwoods, and they provide shuttle service to and from the resort. We decided to use the shuttle service, and when we arrived for the comic con, there was a lengthy line. I hadn’t received the updated email from the event coordinator yet, so I didn’t know where to meet her for my press pass. We finally figured it all out, got our tickets and pass squared away, and entered the con.
The first thing I noticed that made complete sense was where the vendor who sells Top Loaders, Bags, and Boards was stationed. He was right next to the exit. It seems like each comic con I go to I buy a poster or picture only to have to spend the next 30-45 minutes trying to find the Top Loader guy. It is like a reference point having him next to the exit.
My daughter was dressed up as Poison Ivy and everyone was taking her picture. I hadn’t created a costume so I went as me. I want to create a Hawkman costume for the next one.
My daughter and I met former world champion, Booker T and got our picture taken with him. He was very cordial and polite, unlike some of the other professional wrestlers I have met. I asked him if him and his brother will ever be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and he said that he hopes so and that he believes that they are very deserving as a tag team.
My family went to the kids con, while I stayed inside looking for anything related to G.I. Joe. I found only eight three and three-quarter inch figures, two of which were Storm Shadow v1 and Snake Eyes v1, loose, for $100 each. The other six were in two-packs for $24.99 each. I also found one poster of Scarlett and Snake Eyes. In the end, I didn’t buy anything.
The con itself was very enjoyable. The most notable stars there were Robert Englund of A Nightmare on Elm Street fame, and Kane Hodder of Friday the 13th fame. It seems like Brian O’Halloran is at every comic con on the east coast. He’s been at each one I have been to, and this is possibly the first con in which I haven’t seen Kevin Grevioux. The former of Clerks and Mallrats fame, the latter of the Underworld series fame.
I met up with my family at the Back to the Future car so my daughter could get a picture of herself in it, along with the guy who looks like Marty McFly who is always at the cons with it.
My family and I had an amazing time, and can’t wait to go to the next one, possibly Supermegafest in Marlborough, MA in October.