As a writer I always feel kind of sad whenever someone says that a picture can say more than 1,000 words. But in some cases it’s true, though.
I had a great time at the Dutch Comic Con (DCC) and will definitely try and go there next year (if I end up living anywhere near the Netherlands, that is). I also have decided that if I do, I must dress up more outspokenly than I did last Sunday; I was trying to look like Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory, but there were so many fairies, female characters from the latest Star Wars movie, and even some male unicorns running around, that my subtle floral dress and pink cardigan didn’t really pop. Oh well.
The best part of DCC was the ambience. Everyone was really nice, even after someone bumped into me they said sorry (they NEVER do that in everyday life!), and there was a general feeling of relaxation and happiness. All was very mellow.
Another big plus (for me) was that it wasn’t super big and there weren’t huge crowds roaming the exposition halls. That’s probably because DCC is still growing and gaining popularity, and because me and W went on a Sunday (Easter) and everyone knows Saturdays are the busiest.
So, all in all I had a blast! :D I even encountered a store where they sold (overpriced) Chrono Trigger paintings AND I’ve been reminded there are a Big Bang Theory-version of Clue, and a zombie and vampire version of Munchkin. Must buy those one day (again: totally overpriced at the fair).
To end, I’d like to say that maybe a picture can say more than 1,000 words, but experience is always a million times more valuable than any picture. In other words: me and W were too busy having fun to take more ;)