Baltimore Comic con, what a sight, what a feel. At one point during Saturday afternoon the crowd blossomed and there was simply nowhere to walk due to the impassable crowds.
There was a joker, and several Wonder women, Ariel put in an appearance. Bat girl and Superman and at least one person dressed up like the Doppler Effect and I was extremely happy to see that. Security was amazing and respectful and extremely helpful.
Ariel, is also known as Amy Fletcher who came all the way to Baltimore from Lowell, Massachusetts. She and a few other women in costume had some problems with sexism at the convention, apparently that can be an issue at such an event, but she handled the situation with absolute dignity and maturity. From what I understand it was only one man who was harassing women in costume and demanding they only dress in authentic costumes and he hopefully, will never cross paths with me as I never play the victim. I dare not address such a situation for dignity and maturity are not always in my vocabulary.
Amy may be reached at http://sinicallytwisted.bravehost.com/
Some of the bigger names (or guests) that were in attendance include: Mark Bagley, Keith Giffen, Mark Wheatley, Ryan Ottley, Agnes Garbowski and Penelope Gaylord to name a few. It was inspiring to see more females getting invited as professional artists and writers to the event.
I met several new female writers at the event including “Justice is Nocturnal” writer F. Lee who is 27 years old. Her website may be found at http://www.newparadigmstudios.com/issues/nocturnal/
I also ran into “First Frost” series writer, Liz Dejesus who writes a captivating series about magic and witches and curses and spells. She may be found at www.lizdejesus.com
I also had a chat with Zombiepunk series writer Miss Esther Wheelmaker. Her website may be found at www.zombiepunkseries.com I believe the website title speaks for itself.
I mostly hung out with sculptor John Eboigbe and his beautiful side kick, Wonder Woman. He demonstrated his ability to creatively draw original and new material onsite there in the convention center. He is still working on his impressive sculpting which may be found at http://24hourheroes.com/
The next event that will be heading our way will be CollectorsConMD.com in Baltimore on the weekend of November 23, 2013.