My camera is drawn to the color and fuss. Always. Every time. But there is far more to Comic Con than costumes and the fashion Masquerade. One person I admire finds the Con useless…a waste of time. It’s far more than what one sees on the surface.
It gives new artists a chance to show off their work. It gives new writers and beginning artists a chance at a job with a big company. It gives the small press a platform for their wares. It gives the independent bookstore a chance to have their wares seen along with those of the last giant publishers.
Those are just a few small but important reasons beyond the fancy costumes and facades.