New Yorkers Flocking To Big Apple Comic Con, Apparently

I’ve been told that the advance sales are big. Really big. I know you think that the orders on Haunt #1 were big but that’s just peanuts to the Big Apple Comic Con. Listen…

Sorry, Radio 4 have been serialising the new Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy novel, And Another Thing, which I swore I wouldn’t buy and read, but apparently I’m fine listening to on the radio. Anyway.

Apparently quite a lot of people are coming to the Big Apple Comic Con this weekend. More than were expected. Including me.

However some worry that the Pier 94, location of the show, can only take 6500 guests at a time is slightly mollified by the fact the show is extending across, taking Pier 92 as well. I hope there’s wi-fi. We could set up a Pier To Pier network.

I’ll be in the maw of the crowd, talking to Star Trek captains, trying to run from place to place and wield a laptop, as my red red eyes betray a mixture of jet lag, sleep depravation and various combinations of vodka. Catch me at the Avatar stand most likely, which apparently will be so big it can be seen from space, and on the Avatar/Bleeding Cool panel on Sunday as we take on the evils of Twilight by being scheduled against them.

Did you know I have vampire-style fangs? No seriously.

Talking of Wizard World’s yesterday, on his Bad Signal mailing list, Warren Ellis posted

Getting a shitload of email about some ad Wizard’s run
for its 2010 WW Toronto Con, which features my name
and my beautiful head. The strong implication is that
I’m attending that convention.

I’m not. It was actually the first I’d heard of that show.

So, to forestall more messages: I’m not attending
WW Toronto. Someone’s making shit up.

TorontoCCI asked Wizard to comment and they told me;

We apologize that we incorrectly listed Warren Ellis as a guest of our Toronto Comic Con. We had created a mockup for ads, which are used as templates for what the ads should look like running in the magazine. This ad was never intended to run. The ad that you see attached, Eliza Dushku, which is the one printed in the Program Book for Big Apple Comic Con, was the correct and final version. We apologize to Warren and his fans for this mistake.

And as much as I like Warren, somehow not too many people should be disappointed.

Right, I’d probably best start packing. Sorry for the reduced Bleeding Cool today, it’s all got a bit hectic. Si Spurrier should be along in a bit.

Catch you on the flipside of the world. I’ll be in the Ink48 hotel, which looks nice and advertises a world-clas spa, which handily opens at the end of November.

Feel my pain.


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