→ The Beat Covers NC Comicon

I know I’ve said this many times here before, but I think I will give this observation a name. We’ll call it the Comicon as Festival Phenomenon: when regular folks hear the word “comicon” they think of something like the circus or a carnival or a fair. It’s an event to plan for, a place to be entertained, a spectacle of approachable celebrities, and, as befits our socially engaged generation, a place to participate. NC Comicon demonstrated Comicon as Festival in no uncertain terms. The audience was informed and came expecting certain things…and they didn’t go away disappointed.

It is good to see a local show get such positive press. It can only mean good things for the future of the convention.