Hello comic brethren and sisthren(?),
Jon and I recently returned from Wizard World Chicago 2008. Every year we ditch our wives and jobs, throw on the spandex, jump into Jon's version of the A-Team van, and peel out Knight Industries 2000-style for good ol' Chicago, U.S.A.
We learned long ago that if you can only attend a Con for 1 day, that day must be Sunday. The reason, you ask? Deals, deals, deals. That's right...more swag for your dollar. No vendor wants to cart 50,000 comic long boxes back across the country to the San Diego Con. So, what do they do about it? They slash prices deeper than a Dooku can trim Skywalker anatomy, that's what! The final day of the Con, Jon and I routinely came across vendors selling comics at ten cents each.
As the day wore on, prices only got better. Granted, it may take some time to find what you want from a ten cent comic box, but us Geeks got a lot of time! Am I right? The best part of the Con? When your knees start hurtin' from rooting around in boxes on the floor, and your finger tips get chapped from filing through "bagged and boardeds" you might stand up just in time to see something like....
Worth the price of admission, my friends. The cheap comics are just an extra perk!
On the other hand, you might see something like....
Also worth the price of admission, but in a different way. I've got to go wash my filthy brain out with soap. Peace!