The last day! C2E2 2017 is officially over, and what a weekend it was all around! Sunday, specifically, seems to be known as the day when vendors try to sell their remaining stock off with deals, especially with the show shutting down significantly earlier today than any of the other days.
I'm not going to write a headlined post for this blog since I didn't actually see many panels today, but I did see Cracked.com's Defending your Indefensible Taste panel, which was all I wanted it to be. The panelists this time around were John Cheese, Cody Johnston, Matt Mazany, Katie Willert, andDaniel O'Brien. The rules of the panel were 1) shout out something that you like a lot that is universally agreed upon as bad, and 2) sell it; talk about why it has merit. I was truly sold on: Idle games like Cookie Clicker, Ultimate Beastmaster, Property Brothers on HGTV, ICP, Hanson (to the point that I'm listening while I write this blog), Batman and Robin, Grease 2 and Iron Fist. Audience members talked about Twilight, The Room, pop punk, and an insane looking TV show called Danger 5. After the panel I got to talk with Matt Mazany and Katie Willert about professional wrestling, and spoke with Katie Willert and Michael Swaim for the upcoming C2E2 special.
The rest of my day was spent hunting down swag; my goals were to completely drain my con cash, and to buy comics at Artist Alley. I bought Star Trek enamel pins and a Star Trek iron on patch, since I don't have much Star Trek things despite being a big fan of the franchise, and I picked up Nutmeg and Lupina, both written by James F Wright, with art by Jackie Crofts and Liana Buszka respectively. I also found the graphic novel adaptation of the novella that the movie Drive was based on.
Ultimately, we linked up with Keisha Howard of Sugar Gamers, who was shooting video and promoting Sugar Gamers as all the con attendees streamed out of the building at the end of the day. It was awesome ending my first C2E2, my first comic con, watching all the cosplay of the weekend drift past us, on their way home. I met so many awesome professional geeks this weekend and it seriously blows me away at how nice, open, professional and ultimately insanely talented you all are. Thanks for a great weekend, C2E2, and I can't wait to do it again.