Hope you had a great weekend. Ours was a whirlwind of friends both here in Portland and visiting from out of town, thanks to the Wizard World comic convention. This is the third year Wizard World has come to Portland, and it’s a controversial event for many–here’s an article or two summing that up–with most, if not all, of the local comic book retailers and the majority of the comic book publishers declining to exhibit.
I went for the first time this year, feeling very odd due to my new civilian status–after six years working in marketing for Things From Another World, an online and brick-and-mortar comic book retailer, I’m accustomed to working the booth, not milling around the show. (I’ve since quit my job to stay home with Sarah and Sid, for now.) I was shocked at how packed the convention was. Less shocking was the fact that I barely recognized anyone; a large swath of Portland’s geek population stayed home.