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“Legends of the Summer,” indeed.
This past weekend, citizens of Earth Prime finally got their Boston Comic Con at The Seaport World Trade Center. After much anticipation, the show was a glaring success for the fans, promoters, organizers and vendors. I am Uatu, The Watcher. I have taken an oath to aid humanity and monitor key points in human history without interfering. Here just some of the events happening at Boston on Saturday and Sunday, for us Watchers to study.
Boston Comic Con has been rescheduled for this weekend, August 3-4, at The Seaport World Trade Center. Founder Nick Kanieff joins us for a two part interview about the challenges of moving this great independent comic book show and the incredible growth Boston Con has seen since its first years. The Boston comics community was looking forward to the show in April, and now are even more ready to get together this summer as a celebration of comic books and pop culture at the rescheduled date and venue.
We’re pretty sure you didn’t vote today. We know that because of exit polls, statistics, and other nonsense that you probably care nil about, or at least paid no attention to. We don’t resent you though. Obviously, you had a damn good reason for neglecting your civic responsibility. Here are the most reasonable copouts that we’ve heard and imagined all day:
Comic book fans and enthusiasts of any niche pop culture genre can be secular at times, closed minded, and exclusionary. It is the nature of the thing, I suppose, to be deeply invested and engaged by taking ownership of what appeals to you and what may become the building blocks of your identity. I’ve ignored the last ten Anime Boston conventions on this narrow-minded reasoning. After the Marathon bombings postponing Boston Comic Con this year, I put on my black costume karate gi to embrace the sense of pride and engagement with the nerd fan community that one can only get at a large convention in your hometown. This is how I, as a superhero comic fan, learned to stop worrying and love Anime Boston 2013. Continue reading
Among those who follow current events, cop worship is in steep decline around here, with the glowing reputation of the fuzz plummeting as facts surface about the Tsarnaev brothers and their likely criminal past. Continue reading
“It’s important to build community, it’s important to bring people together, across different passions who might not be able to connect otherwise. Strengthening that community now seems more important than ever. And that’s kind of what the show has always been about.” Continue reading