So there’s been an article circulating around about Comic-Con Hook-Ups. I read it, felt a little weird about posting it, and ultimately decided against it. But after I read this excellent second opinion by Laura Hudson, I felt that this deserved a shout-out. A nice highlight:
Penthouse says: “I was a little surprised when my friendly neighborhood comic-book-store clerk told me she was looking forward to this year’s New York Comic Con because ‘conventions are all about the sex.’”
CA says: FALSE. Comic conventions — in New York or San Diego or anywhere else — are never “all about the sex.” Sex happens — SOMETIMES — and it may happen more often than an normal weekend for SOME con-goers, but that’s because it’s an enormous show that packs more than 100,000 people with similar interests into a convention center where they spend four days getting incredibly amped up and drinking a lot. The show is not about the fact that this SOMETIMES happens — it’s about comics… and TV shows, movies, and video games. If anything, hookups are a bonus, like the t-shirts and posters that the Marvel booth likes to toss into crowds of screaming fans.
You can read the original article (obviously NSFW) here, and read Laura’s rebuttal here. What say you, Rama readers? As someone who has hit three major cons in three cities, I don’t know if I necessarily agree with the original article, but have you guys found love underneath the big Marvel placard?