Comic Con 2015 and the five stages of grief
Comic Con 2015 ended some time ago but I am still sorting through the grieving process of not attending.
Due to a self-imposed ban from most social media and television, from July 9 through the 12th, it is only now that I am slowly mustering up enough inner strength to watch a couple of panels on YouTube.
Although extraordinarily disciplined and heroic on my part, this delicate and hollow buffer has afforded very little comfort so there has been cause to reminisce and longingly turning the pages of an article I wrote back in 2013 for the V de Volaris Magazine May June 2012 issue about the experience, nah, the transformational pilgrimage that is San Diego Comic Con. I was so cool then: the chick who went to Comic Con and got to tell many many people about it. In Spanish.
I was on top of the world.
So this has been my crazy person soliloquy for coping with not attending Comic Con 2015 by navigating the five stages of grief. The following lines are routinely delivered out loud while out shopping, driving or jogging. And, certainly almost always, in public.
“Dude, so what? Marvel is skipping Hall H this year. No way that the Con is going to be as awesome. This year was for the Star Wars crowd. Besides, there are so many other big cons now, bro. Even Disney has its own convention and the big studios release news and trailers without saving anything big for the Con. Psssh…such a waste of time. And the floor gets that funk after day two. Yup, I’m waaay better off staying home. Going to work. And grocery shopping.”
“#$(&^%$…. tickets sell out in an hour and….#@!, San Diego &&^%$! stupid plane tickets and &^%$*!”
“Ok, if I start this insanely creative slash shocking hit blog today and can magically generate a steady following of 1 million readers over the weekend, I can totally get some kind of internet magic pass. Or maybe I just show up without a ticket. Or a hotel room. What’s the worst that can happen?”
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a live cast reading of a mini Comic Con-themed episode. And Deadpool. There was so much Deadpool…
What I would give to smell the second day floor funk.
“Ok, so Marvel has at least 73 films on their queue for the next three years…and that Spider Man actor is still in the womb… Yessss! There is always next year.”