I have been to many Conventions in the past 2 years. Pop culture con's, Sci-Fi Con;'s even Anime cons.
All have been fun, and enjoyable. I love meeting new people, seeing the Cos-Players and even meeting celebrities. However, Pittsburgh FINALLY has what it has been missing for so long.
A comic book convention. This past weekend was the inaugural convention for 3 Rivers Comic-Con, put on by the crew from New Dimension comics, and it was a BLAST! With more focus on the artists, illustrators, writers and creators; I have never felt more welcomed or content.
The whole vibe the entire weekend was that as a creator/writer; I was important. The focus was all about the the guests that attended. We' were/are the celebrities. With a most friendly and outgoing staff, every single thing was attended too. If you needed a break and didn't have someone to watch your booth, a crew member had your back. If you needed a drink, or something to eat, a crew member would get it for you. Or you could take a stroll to the guest lounge and have your choice from the smorgasbord that was provided for the attending guests and vendors.
With amazing names from comic book and cinema universe, there was no short supply of awesome! John Russo (writer of Night of the Living Dead), Daryl Banks (Green Lantern illustrator), Bob McLeod Illustrator/Co-Creator of New Mutants: Marvel comics), Renowned pinup artist and illustrator Joe Linsner, and so MANY more talented and amazing creators were in attendance!
The camaraderie and networking that occurred at this convention was astronomical! I made so many connections that I lost count. I am eager to see the new creations that will now exist all because of 3 Rivers Comicon bringing us all together.
I honestly have next to no complaints. For the 1st in what I hope to be many more to come conventions by New Dimensions; I have to say, WELL DONE GANG!
My only negative, is that towards the end of the last day, some of the vendors and guests started packing up early. It is what it is, I would have liked to seen their wares and art. It was the only chance I really had to walk around. Because the whole weekend was SO BUSY! Great attendance for a 1st time Con!
I truly loved it, and guarantee that I will be back at their next show!
5 STARS *****
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