Sunday, July 16, 2006

San Diego since 1990

My first San Diego Comic Con was in 1990. It was the year I spent working for Jim Shooter and Valiant Comics. The convention was a blast but I couldn't stay for the finish. While playing in the comicbook industry softball game, I broke my ankle. I had to lay in my room in the Hotel San Diego waiting for flight back to NYC. Oh well.


Steve Buccellato said...

Do you keep all your badges from past conventions? For a while I kept them--all the way back to 1987! Then one day, I said, "why am I keeping these?" Think I threw them all out.

I like that yours says "Voyager Communications!"


Don Hudson said...

I think I do keep my badges! I don't know where the rest of them are tho...I might look for them. There is always a story to match the badge.

Steve Buccellato said...

That would be cool-- a series of posts--each with a convention badge and an anecdote. Can you really find something interesting to say about each one? I don't know how you could beat the broken leg drama!

vince said...

I saved one badge from San Diego. Don had an extra pass he gave me so I wouldn't have to pay. The name on the badge was Shannon. While trying to get work from Dungeons and Dragons the guy looking at my work noticed the signature on my paintings with its large "V" and the name on the badge and started cursing me for putting some one else's work in my portfolio. The guy went insane and I only calmed him down by showing a photo id with my signature. But the portfolio review ended abruptly.
I always laugh when I see it, looking back I may have been better off paying to get in.

Don Hudson said...

That's a great story Vince! Was that in 2002?