Monday, April 6, 2009

Mark your calendars for Super-Con

Keep these dates in mind: Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17. That's when the fourth Super-Con -- a comics and pop culture convention of maturing quality -- will be at the San Jose Convention Center's South Hall.

I'll have a lot more to say about the event as it gets closer. But here's why I'm emphasizing it now: It's still a little under the radar even though last year it presented a terrific balance of informality and value. There was a solid lineup of celebrity guests and panels wrapped around a wonderful throwback atmosphere of true fans who were enjoying conversations with each other as much as any other activity. Super-Con simply blew away WonderCon in terms of hospitality.

This year's guest list (as it stands now anyway) has some extra appeal for me: Marina Sirtis -- Star Trek The Next Generation's Deanna Troi -- is scheduled to be there. So, OK, that fanboy part of me is now on the record, publicly.

More about Super-Con later this month. But plan now, if only because fun can seem scarce these days. Go on day one and I think you'll go back on day two.

1 comment:

  1. Super-Con will the place hardcore comic fans start to congregate... the San Diego Comic-Con is mostly for movies and spectacle, and Wonder-Con seems to be following suit...