Tag: RI Comic Con

Day two of RI Comic Con

Ok – this was better. Was there with a couple of people I know so the running commentary banter was better.

It’s definitely got two elements to it.

  1. There’s the retail or flea market like environment. The entire floor of the Dunkin’ Donuts center was all retail and to my surprise has stepped into the 21st century – cash was accepted but cards too. Interesting. Ended up getting a nice leather bound diary type book for Keyron – only $65 (When I know total materials and time were perhaps $15 or so it’s best to keep the peace sometimes.
  2. Then there’s the people watching. My favorite the male Princess Lea slave. I have a distinct feeling it was either done to be witty or it was a ┬ásister. But there were also the requisite Imperial Troopers, Darth Vader, Sith lords, Obi Wan’s as they might look 30 or so years later, etc. Then there was the pink nightmare. Everywhere we went from the Dunkin Donut’s Center (Damnation that name irks me.) to the RI Convention Center to the Providence Place mall we saw this pink nightmare. Then it hit me – Providence is pretty much it other than New Hampshire and New York for northeast people.

Didn’t hit any of the forums because my $!@()*$@#%*& phone was having trouble with RI Comic Con’s web site – it’s not mobile optimized. I should hook them up to the company I work at, they can do mobile optimized web services.

Now would I do it again – because I don’t intend to go back tomorrow. The answer to that is maybe. If I were to do it again I’d get a one day ticket and just go on the saturday. A three day is a waste – as Friday they’re still getting set up – Saturday is the day to go.

Around 3:00PM we left the Convention Center and went into the Providence Place mall and had a late lunch at Nordstrom Cafe. Then tried to get home – the traffic was horrendous. Why? Because Comic Con, Veterans Day celebrations at the RI State House, A Waterfire event this evening and it was hideous.

As I said in the past, if you’re gonna hit all three your best bet is to leave the car parked and hoof it. We”ll probably walk to Waterfire later on. Always fun to see the last full lighting of the year.

RI Comic Con Day One

Well – I am disappointed.

First let me say – RI Comic Con and Ticketmaster need to get their shit together. When I get an email that says:

Rhode Island Comic Con – Three Day Pass and VIP Passes
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI

I’m immediately to jump to the conclusion that I have VIP passes. Because they put the word ‘and’ in there. Turns out that wasn’t the case and precisely why I’m taking them to task here on this blog.

None of the celebrities were there – that’s just Saturday and Sunday. All it was was a massive retail thing. If you want to buy overpriced stuff – this is the place to go.

In addition the entirety of the event is poorly organized. For example they scanned my ticket going in, and there were signs everywhere you had to scan out. But I exited through the RI Convention Center. They didn’t scan my ticket or stop me. It’s nice that the two facilities both the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (I still call it the Civic Center) but as a said in the previous paragraph it was mostly vendors hawking shit. Even the one off vendors like Cox Communications, Verizon, a printing company etc.

Next time I go I’ll just buy a ticket for the one day they are doing presentations. Otherwise a 3 day pass really isn’t worth the money.