Yesterday I had my first wave of Comic Con fatigue. It hit me hard, just before I left the hotel room (all I wanted to do was hide under the covers), and then every now and then throughout the day I was like, “Meep! Meep! Too many people!”
I’m not great with crowds. Which doesn’t mean that Comic Con is my personal hell. Just that I need to take a couple deep breaths before throwing myself into the fray.
The Northstar panel was great, though — maybe my favorite so far. Loved the other panelists, loved the questions, the crowd, the positive energy. I’ll tell you what I told them: Northstar isn’t going anywhere. He’s not leaving the team. He and Kyle are going to be fine. And in this upcoming arc, after Karma’s big issue in #52, we’re going to see a storyline that forces the team — quite literally — to stay together. As in: physically, non-stop, in a small space. What happens between them, the stresses that emerge, the tensions, will define them as a team.
Met some great readers yesterday, as well. Hung out at Booth #236 with the wonderful, sweet, Anne Elizabeth. Come by, say hello!
Here’s my schedule for today (not including some last-minute shopping):
11:15-12:15 Marvel: Women of Marvel — From Ms. Marvel to the X-Men, from tumblr to Twitter, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics for the last year. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. These ladies are smashing through the four-color ceiling! Panelists include editors Jeanine Schaefer and Sana Amanat. Room 5AB
SIGNING – 1:00 – 2:00 at the Marvel Booth
Before I go, here are some cool links:
First up (and I have to write this in CAPS because it’s just that cool): WHAT IF CATWOMAN LIVED IN 1930′s SHANGHAI?
And then, this TED talk on the importance of sanitary napkins in improving the lives of women across the world. It’s really shocking. I don’t know why, because after you listen, you think, “Yes, of course.” You can learn more about the effort to help women at Launch Pad or Pads4Girls.