I was online yesterday, checking out the local weekend events, when I came across a report on Vancouver’s very first Fan Expo taking place this Saturday and Sunday at the downtown convention centre. While in Toronto, I attended their annual Fan Expo and had a pretty good time walking the floor and tracking down a couple of Randy Bowen supervillain statues to add to my collection (August 27, 2011: Wvrst! Geek Fest!), so I figured this might be a great opportunity to locate some missing single issues in advance of my big reading projects (April 15, 2012: Project Thunderbolts! And others!). “Will we go to geek festival?”Akemi asked me this morning. “Sure,”I said. Why not?
We drove down after lunch, parked, and then made our way on foot the three blocks down to the waterfront teeming with colorful characters.
We quickened our pace. We had a little under two hours of parking and a lot of ground to cover. There was no time to waste.
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We approached one of the guys manning the doors and asked him where we could purchase tickets. He informed us that the Expo was sold out that day. Sold out?! What the hell were they selling that could be “sold out”? Space? Really? They’d sold so many tickets they risked contravening local fire regulations by selling anymore? “You’ll have to come back early tomorrow morning to make sure you get tickets,”he suggested.
Yes, I suppose I could do that. Or, rather than pay for the privilege of buying something, I could simply save the $40 and spend it at Comic Con in July.
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