Monday, August 15, 2016

I'm Taking my Talents to Rose City Comic Con

Welp, it finally happened. I just bought tickets to a comic book convention that isn't Emerald City Comicon. Yes, I'm only headed a couple hundred miles south to the fine city of Portland, but this is still sort of a big deal for me. The last year or so I've been thinking about how much fun it would be to travel to a bigger con in some other state. Rose City isn't exactly a bigger con, but I can drive there so my out of pocket cost isn't that crazy. I'd have to check but I'm pretty sure two days at Rose City plus a hotel for a night in Portland was less than I paid for tickets to ECCC this year.

Should be fun, Rose City Comic Con had a partnership with the old owners of Emerald City. The website and logo, even the way they distribute tickets via local comic book shops, is very much what ECCC looked like two years ago before they were bought out by BIG COMIC BOOK CONVENTION.

The convention is about a month away so I have a good amount of time to obsess about driving down there and eating lunch alone. Hopefully its a good time. I've never put a bird on anything, so that will be fun.


B said...

I was just in Rip City last week (stayed across the street from the We Are Rip city mural). Thanks work expense account!

Pro tip: avoid I5 north evening rush hour, 1-1.5 hours Portland > Vancouver.

Also, a bunch of the light rail lines run right by the convention area, really easy to stay somewhere cheaper/further away on one of those lines.

kevin n. on August 16, 2016 at 8:31 AM said...

I chickened out, the hotel I'm staying at had a special RCCC rate and is all of 4 blocks from the convention center. It was about $20 more than the one a few miles away on the light rail line.

B said...

$20 to stay that close isn't wussing out. Lots to do in that area (I stayed at Eastlund across the street from the center). Denny's across the street but all the locals said Burgerville, also across the street, is a PDX classic.



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