Stay and play

Some of you are wondering why you would want to spend the money to go to Comic Con for multiple days and pay for a hotel or an AirBnB? First of all, every day of Comic Con is different. There are events that only happen on certain days. There are cosplayers that can only show up on specific times and if you can’t be there all the time, you’re gonna miss it! Three day tickets for Tampa CC are gonna set you back about 65 bucks. One day alone will cost 40. It’s a no brainer to go for all…

Cosplay

Cosplay is an important component of the comic book culture. Tampa Comic Con has already announced two cosplay presenters for this year: Jessica Nigri and LeeAnna Vamp. Jessica is as AMAZINGly gorgeous blonde best known for her work in Assassin’s Creed. You won’t want to miss her. LeeAnna is not so well known to me, but her bio says she’s a supermodel and Halloween aficionado. If you didn’t know already, cosplay is word created from “costume” and “play acting”. For some people, cosplay just means they like to get dressed up as characters, either from comics, anime or manga. For serious cosplayers,…

Kids go free!

Just a bit of info here that I thought you’d want to know: Kids go free to Comic Con! It’s true. Kids age 12 and under get in absolutely free with a paying adult. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a cousin who lives for this stuff and he is for sure going with me for at least one day. So, don’t be a stodge. Take a buddy with you and make their year!

Jack Gleeson!!

Here it is…Jack Gleeson is the first celebrity announcement on the official Tampa Comic Con site.Remember him? He played Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones. He retired at the ripe old age of 24 to continue his education. He wants to be a philosopher. What?! Who does that? Who gives up all that money and fame? And why is he still attending Comic Con. Maybe it was in his contract and is something he has to do for now. He has said in some interviews that he is worried about the way TV series portray people. Here’s a video he recorded…

What did that comic book cost?!

There are people out there who will pay BIG money for comic books. People who don’t bat an eyelash spilling out 500 bucks for a copy of 1986 X-Factor. Comics from the 1930’s that are in good condition will sell for $30-40 thousand. Don’t know about you, but I’d like to get in on some of that action. Sellmycomicbooks.com has some great info on where to find old comic books and how to tell if you have really gotten a hold of something worthwhile. They give free estimates, too. They might even buy from you. And, then, there’s always eBay.…

Christmas and Comics

Christmas is a big thing in my family. And comics are ALWAYS a big thing to me. When I was a little bugger, my grandma would send me, every year, an advent calendar. Some years the little doors would open to reveal chocolate. Those were the best ever! Well, I grew up and grandma died, so I had to start making my own tradition. I found it in 2013, when CBR ran a contest to decide what were the top 24 comics to celebrate Christmas. Brian Cronin of CBR published the final list in December 2013.  I start feeling nostalgic…

Will there be movie stars at the next Comic Con?

Man…I read this thing the other day. An article by a dude at the Hollywood Reporter. He says that Disney didn’t show up to play at the 2015 Comic Con in San Diego. Why? They are gonna have their own comic con featuring the new Batman movie and stuff. They don’t need Comic Con apparently. Well, f___ than! Man, they just don’t want to have to compete with Star Wars. That’s what 2015 CC was all about. All the big old stars came out for it: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. I mean, they’re all before our time, right?…

Staying at Comic Con

Hey peeps! Well, no news is…no news. No word yet on Celebrities or Events for Tampa Comic Con. That does NOT mean we can’t start planning. Peeps, let’s stay local to go to Comic Con.  I know we went Embassy Suites last year and they are okay but they weren’t cheap enough for all ten of us. We had to book two rooms and those cost $130 a night. I mean, all we do is crash there. So what do we do? We go local. We check out the local listings on AirBnb. We should be able to find a place close…

Tampa Bay Comic Con – August 2016

Hey All! So I know it’s a long way off – but I am already getting really excited for the Tampa Comic Con next year. Instead of wallowing in pity about how far away it is, I thought this blog would be a great way for us all to connect and chat about news and updates as the Comic Con team releases them. Basically, I want to talk about it non-stop and my family is already going nuts hearing about it. So, I’m bringing it to the inter webs, where my obsessions and excitement can be more appreciated by those…