When Fantasticon opened its doors officially at noon on Friday, it marked the first official comic-con in Milwaukee. And the first day of the con reminded me of what everything this city really is – cozy.
If you talk with people who travel around the U.S. or the world, and have also been through Mitchell Airport, then they understand the compliment when you call it a, "Mom and Pop" airport. The convention was the same, like our airport, as everyone was nice, it wasn’t too crowded, it is easy to get to where you want to go. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy like when you are wrapped up in a favorite blanket. You are cozy, you feel safe and taken care of. People are there to ensure you have a great time.
If you have had the pleasure of going to much larger comic conventions, then you know how rare this is.
It was a good kick off for the three-day event being held at the Ramada and Crowne Plaza off College Avenue near Mitchell Field. The special guests who were signing autographs were friendly and approachable … ask them how the day was going, or how was the trip in, and they had a response for you. Not just that. They had a response that was genuine, unforced and made you feel like a million bucks if you were a fan. If you participated in a gaming demo, the people putting them on not only wanted you to learn about what is out there, but they also cared that you had a good time.
There are two main days left – today and Sunday. And you don’t have to be a fan of anything to enjoy the time at the convention. Even if you just want to check out the spectacle of what it is … it is worth the effort to check it out.
The vendors set up their wares and there is merchandise for the die-hard fans of comic books, games, movies, anime, cosplay, art and pop culture. And there are items for people who are not more than a casual observer, or enjoy a simple character on a TV show.
For those who wanted the experience Friday, they participated in a meet and greet session …Read more...