Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wizard World Philly 2011

It was that time of year again. A time when comic fans from all over congregate in the city of Philadelphia for the Wizard World in our neck of the woods. This year was my first in awhile and my buddy's last for a bit. I had no real agenda this time around, having lost my Starman list of remaining issues I need for the whole set of floppies. We basically just rammed around jumping from booth to booth and checking out things that caught our eye.

The first thing we noticed was the largest line for WWP that I've ever seen. I've waited in line to get in there before, but that was usually before they opened, not an hour afterwards. It moved pretty quickly, but it was still annoying, though a larger turnout this year might mean a larger setup next year, which would be key, as it was still a relatively small show compared to past years when it felt like I could wander for hours and not see everything.

There were a bevy of stars there like Bruce Campbell, Pam Grier, Richard Roundtree, Nicholas Brendon, Torrie Wilson (so hot), Kristanna Loken (so hot) and more. I was more interested in the half priced trades and picked up two volumes of Morrison's New X-Men and the Jason vs. Freddy vs. Ash sequel that I trade waited on. I was hoping someone would have the new Commander decks but the few places I saw that might have them were sold out on Friday so I'll have to wait until new shipments come in.

I did pick up some new prints though not all that I wanted. One guy had a sweet Darkhawk print but I couldn't find another one he had that would let me take advantage of his pricing scheme. 15 for one was a little high but 20 for 2 is a little better. I did get three prints of the Doctor (4th, 9th and 10th) and a sweet Greg Horn Power Girl painting. Hopefully he finishes the one with the model train in it so I can get that too. I would have settled for the b&w art but that was not for sale.

It's not the biggest show, but it's a fun one and easy to get to for me since I just take 95 all the way in to the convention center.

Now to save up for NYCC in the fall, which should be a real blast if I can go.

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