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Webb: CuddleCon 2010

Posted Mar 23, 2010 by Jon Wood

Webb: CuddleCon 2010 columnist Justin Webb takes a break from his usual fare to write an article about one of the most bizarre things that he's encountered while visiting comic shows: CuddleCon.



As each new spring begins, I get very excited … It’s the beginning of convention season.

At some point about three or four years ago, conventions became awesome. Prior to that, there were comic shows and there were game trade shows. Both were great of course, but they definitely catered solely to just their own facet of the Nerdiverse.

About that time, Hollywood began to take notice and started using some cons (especially San Diego Comicon) as a marketing device. “You mean I can go buy some comics AND watch a panel with the stars of my favorite TV show. I’m going!” Then video games finally got smart and decided to show up at comic shows too instead of just game-trade shows. So now, we really have “genre” conventions that feature comics; TV/movie panels; celebrity meet n’ greets; video-game booths … everything a growing geek needs. The end result is that nowadays there is much more likely to be video-game presence at a show than, say, five years ago.

Read CuddleCon 2010.


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