It is no secret that I am a self-diagnosed geek for which there is no cure. I cannot really say how it began with any degree of certainty but I do remember watching old episodes of Batman with my brothers. Perhaps it began then. Or, was it that first ever viewing of Star Wars which left an indelible mark on my psyche? Either way I was, without a doubt, hooked on all things comic book related at a very early age.
My enjoyment of comic books and cartoons has remained steady over the years. I was not one to collect comics but did read a lot of them when I was younger. I do have one special edition: a "Gotham by Gaslight" comic book. The story features a Victorian-era take on Batman that’s on the hunt for serial killer Jack the Ripper. It is pretty awesome to have that in my small but well-loved comic book collection.
I also remember eagerly waiting for Saturday morning when I could "binge watch" my favorites: Transformers, GI Joe, Voltron to name just a few. You couldn't get me up for school in the morning without a struggle but I was usually up pretty early to start watching cartoons on those Saturday mornings. It was one of my favorite things to do.
Now, I can relive that anticipation as an adult by attending events like the Atlanta Comic Con. This will be a first time event for me. Held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta, the event boasts guest such as Matthew Lewis from the Harry Potter films and Paige O’Hara, the well loved and memorable voice of Belle in the animated version of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast". Aside from that, numerous comic industry professionals will be in attendance for a meet and greet. I am most excited to meet Joe Jusko an acclaimed artist who has worked with Marvel comics for several years.
Needless to say I am pretty excited to attend the Atlanta Comic Con in July. Be sure to stop by again to read my blog review of the event. You will likely get to see some fantastic artwork I am hoping to add to my collection.
Atlanta Comic Con debuts on July 13-15, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Tickets range from $30-$60, and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Atlanta Comic Con is produced and promoted by Imaginarium LLC, who produce four other comic conventions around the country. For information regarding hours, guests announced so far, programming, and other details about Atlanta Comic Con, visit: https://atlantacomiccon.com/