The First Tokyo Comic-con was…

…disappointing?   That’s not saying it was bad, but there was a surprisingly lack of comic books.   As in almost zero  were for sale or displayed.   Most of the booths were for upcoming video games, hi grade statues and movies from Disney and Warner Brothers.   There were maybe less than a dozen booths actually selling,  mostly books to be signed by the guests.  Too bad because I was really hoping to spend some cash.

The con was very small compared to most comic cons I’ve been to, and considering this was the first comic-com in Japan AND organized by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak I was really expecting more.    The whole con took up half a hall in Makuhari Messe, one of the largest convention centers in Japan.  I walked it in about 30 minutes. For reference Wonder Fest 2016, hobby and model show held at the same place,  was the whole building. All 8 halls!  Maybe,  because I got really lost walking around that one.

Three months before the event  the only guests they had coming….now I am doing this from memory so forgive me….Jeremy Renner, not bad got an Avenger,  one of the wizards from Harry Potter that wasn’t  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson or Rupert Grint, a hobbit and Lance f*cken Henriksen!   Supper nice guy, too.  It wasn’t announced until later the Stan Lee was coming.  Unfortunately to see these guests it was an extra $100.

 

Over all I had a fun time.  I got to ask Lance a few nerd questions,  got a nice beer buzz on craft beer,  talked to cos-players, got a bigger beer buzz,  saw some just truly amazing comic statues, more beer, got my pic KITT and the DeLorean, more craft beer and do NOT remember having my picture taken with Chewie.   Good times.