The masses of comic fans are arriving in San Diego, and I’m among them. As I began to get off the airplane after landing in San Diego from Chicago, I noticed a conspicuous number of genre-themed T-shirts among my fellow passengers as we all waited for people to lower their short boxes down from the overhead compartments.
The geeks have arrived.
As we walked through the terminal, an announcer came over the loudspeaker and welcomed “all you fanboys and fangirls who are here for the Comic-Con this weekend.”
“And if you have an extra ticket,” the announcer added, “can I have it?”
We all laughed. As if.
While texting practically everyone I know in the comics business, asking what time they’ll be at the con, I was standing in baggage claim and noticed a group of guys setting down their luggage. One of them put his short box of comics into the pile. Soon after, another of the guys in the group walked over to the pile and threw his jacket down – not on the luggage, but instead draped over the short box.
I thought, “Dude, you don’t have to hide here. We’re all geeks.”
I snapped a photo to share, and as I sat down to send it off to Blog@, I saw someone walk by holding up a sign that says “Simone.”
I’m tempted to chase that driver down and say, “Why yes, I’m Gail Simone. Can you take me to the con for FREE?”=