So, I’ve been home from Comic Con for three days. Here are some thoughts:
I love the iPhone. I resisted it for years, said that my cheap no-contract flip phone was good enough, that I didn’t need anything fancy — no internet, no email, no whatever. All this high-tech stuff! Phooey! I was No-Frills Liu.
Until, after losing internet access for a couple days, I finally gave in. And became an addict.
When it comes to communication, everything is easier with the iPhone. Plus, it’s fun. I didn’t even bother bringing my camera this year — and you know what? I didn’t miss it. I could take a picture with my phone, then text and email and twitter it all over the place, and that was exactly what I needed. Every single picture I posted here at the blog for the past couple days was taken with the iPhone…and while it can’t replace my other camera, it does a pretty good job.
Next, I’ve been asked what the biggest hit of the con was, and while I’d like to say it was the Firefly cast, I suspect the real answer would be these: the Necomimi Cat Ears, which are controlled by your brainwaves. I saw them everywhere, and they are adorable.
Here’s the official website, so you can check them out yourself. I almost bought a pair, but at $100 I just couldn’t justify it. Maybe next year. Or, this fall at New York Comic Con! Which, yes, I will be attending.
Finally, I was struck again by how much passion surrounds Comic Con. I got in the elevator with a man who had been going for 22 years straight, and there was a beautiful young woman in costume who said that she’d been coming every year since she was 5. People were tired, sure, by the end of the con — but everyone was happy to be there.
So was I. I wish I’d been able to see more of my friends. Some, I didn’t get to see at all (I don’t know how that happens, but time flies and you’re running around like crazy, and suddenly it’s the end, time to go), which I regret.
Anyway, there’s more I could probably write, and it’ll trickle out over the next couple weeks. Right now I’ve got to focus on the next Hunter Kiss book. No title yet, but this one is going to be tough, emotionally.