Comic-Con, Korra, and Being an Introvert

Mike DiMartino

San Diego Comic-Con can be an inspiring, magical place or a hive of frustration and discontent, depending on your expectations going in. It’s been both for me over the years. I attended my first Comic-Con in ’97 or ’98 (I can’t remember exactly…)  At that time, it was a pretty big affair, but nothing like what it is now. Those were the good old days, when you could get a pass the day of, see any panel without waiting in line for days, walk the floor relatively unimpeded, and maybe even score a hotel room last minute. According to Wikipedia, attendance those years was a mere 42,000. By comparison, last year drew over 130,000. Ah, the simpler times…

In mentally preparing myself for this year’s con, I watched Morgan Spurlock’s Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, which is now streaming on Hulu. I remember hearing that he…

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Achieving Dreams – Seattle/Portland Trip

I just got back from visiting my brother and niece and I really enjoyed the trip. I was a little disappointed however, with the weather. We got there during a heatwave. Oh well. Good news is that I knocked off two things off my list! I got to see Pike Place Market without all the cold and the rain and I got to see fish being thrown. Then a few days later I got eat a maple bacon doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts. It was delicious.

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Oh! I also have an herb garden. Sorta. It’s an indoor garden since I live in an apartment. I have basil, rosemary and mint plants. I’m excited to say they’re growing rather well. Especially the mint. It’s growing like crazy!

85, 88, 111 – Gone!!!

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