So Comic-Con 2011 has just been running and I've been watching a whole bunch of youtube videos of some of the discussions, games and various sights to see. It makes me think...oh boy ,oh boy, do I wish I was there. I know it might sound a little lame but one of my dreams is to one day go to a big comic convention and nerd it out with my fellow geeks. There just aren't opportunities available in my city to actually attend a big convention the likes of which are hosted in the USA. I think the last "big" thing was the guy that played Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter came and signed autographs and that sort of thing just isn't up my alley! I want to talk to the people that live and breathe the industry that I hold close to my heart. The ones that I genuinely care about and have an active interest in. I love to learn and I think that I could get so much out of the experience of a large convention.
The problem is that expo's like E3 are gradually becoming more exclusive. Perhaps "exclusive" isn't really the right word there...but they're becoming more about the exposure than the experience. It seems the only way in is a press pass! I don't work for any company with a vested interest in the gaming industry so there go my chances! It saddens me for now but I'm an optimist. One day I will be there. One day I will shake Joss Whedon by the hand. One day I'll be able to experience upcoming games from the franchises I love. Whether it be by a press pass, a guest pass or even dressed up in a short skirt and shirt; I don't mind! I just want to be there. To experience it first hand. To be THAT person.