At one point I thought I was at NYCC or San Diego — that’s how crowded the floor was! Boston Comic Con keeps getting bigger and bigger and better and better!!!
Great weather, waterfront location, impressive talent pool, and incredible turnout made this year’s Boston Comic Con a huge hit! An unofficial attendance of 30,000 was all I could get at this early post-con time. Officially, Boston Comic Con had over 19,000 pre-show tickets sold by Friday. There was a line as far as the eye could see on Saturday, and both Saturday and Sunday the venue was at capacity and fans waited patiently for a chance to enter the show. On Sunday I went to step outside at 4:15 pm and fans were still buying tickets.
Comic creator guests included Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Mark Waid, Simon Bisley, Gail Simone, Ben Templesmith, Ming Doyle, Stan Sakai, Eric Powell, Sergio Argones, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Parent, Neil Adams, Mike McKone, Ryan Ottley, Chris Burnham and many others.
Everyone I spoke to was doing great sales. Hell, I sold a case of Rat Bastard comics and I haven’t put out a book in over 2 years! I was really only there to promote 13th Dimension, East Coast Comicon, and see some friends. I actually sold all of my books and all but two T-shirts. I found the fans to be knowledgable, curious, and eager to spend.
And did I mention the cosplayers?
A special thanks and congratulations to Jim Talbot and his incredible staff! Can’t wait until next year!