Now that it is 2014, it’s time to start submitting your ‘First Time’ to Comic-Con stories. Whether you were a Con virgin in 2013 or you’ve gone for many years, you never forget your first time to the San Diego Comic-Con. My first time visiting was in 2006. I just went in for just a day, had no idea there were panels or celebs even there, and just walked the floor for a few hours. I was mesmerized and totally enamored with being surrounded with like-minded fans. It’s been my love ever since. Since that time, I’ve had the privileged to work for the organization through a couple SDCCs and it even made me more crazy for Comic-Con (if you can believe it). Well, as crazy as I am, I know I am in good company with the rest of you. So my invitation to you is to share your ‘first time’ experience so I can post it on this site. My hope is to inspire many others through your stories and keep fellow fans motivated as we wait the next 7 months. Below is the criteria:
- Cover the 4 H’s: Heritage, High Points, Hard Times, and Heroes (read below for more details)
- 500 words or less
- Include 1-3 photos of your experience
- Include any info you would like to include like Twitter alias or website
- Keep it positive and focused on SDCC
More on the 4 H’s: For your heritage, include your nerd history- long time geek or recent convert. High points, share about the most memorable experience at your first SDCC. It might mean meeting a celeb, going to a certain panel, or buying a collectible. For Hard times, share about the hardest part or challenges to overcome. Finally for Heroes, share someone that was a hero to you at your first SDCC. It might have been an actor you met, a friend that you were with, or a stranger that helped you out. I think celebrating heroes is an important part of Comic-Con as well as life.
Once you have completed this, send it to Crazy4ComicCon (at) Hotmail (dot) com. Subject should say “My First Time“.
Feel free to read the many other submissions from last year as a reference. Thank you again for your contribution- it will serve to encourage a lot of fellow fans and help other’s have a great ‘first time’ experience.