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Countdown to @Comic_Con: 84 days!

#TalkNerdyToMeLover's @AdamReisinger

Note: This is part of an ongoing series looking ahead to San Diego Comic-Con 2011, as contributor Adam Reisinger prepares to attend the convention for the first time.

84 days may be just a blip in the whole of human existence, but when waiting until San Diego Comic-Con arrives, it feels like an eternity.

That's why it's good to have a "holdover" convention. Something that isn't to the scale of SDCC, and doesn't require a massive amount of travel, but has a good enough guest list to keep you interested.

For me, that convention happens to be taking place this weekend: Boston Comic-Con

This is my second consecutive year attending this show, though this year it's moved to a larger venue in Boston, the Hynes Convention Center. The show doesn't necessarily have the largest national following, and it's only a two-day affair, but the high-profile names they're able to bring in are impressive nonetheless. This year's show is headlined by Neal Adams (Batman, Uncanny X-Men), Joe Kubert (Hawkman, Flash), J. Scott Campbell (Danger Girl) and Frank Quitely (Batman & Robin, All-Star Superman) among many others. I'm particularly interested in seeing Campbell and popular cover artist Adam Hughes, and hopefully getting original sketches from both of them -- though admittedly the odds of that are exceedingly slim. 

Even if I completely strike out on sketches and don't buy a single back issue from a vendor, just the experience of being at a show will go a long way towards holding me over until July.

Check back next Thursday for the next installment of "Countdown to Comic-Con", and be sure to follow Adam on Twitter @AdamReisinger or visit his website,



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