Watching cartoonists create custom artwork on the spot for fans is incredible. If you're lucky, some even throw in a sketch when signing books.
Seeing kids' eyes light up when posing next to their favorite costumed character is super sweet. Seeing them pack their arms with comics they want to read? Way sweeter. Got a kid who loves superheroes? Don't miss the next con.
Who doesn't love free stuff? This year's admission price included a free Betty and Veronica comic featuring cover art of the pair at Kennywood. Sadly, no sign of Potato Patch fries.
Female Comics Fans Represent
More and more female and gender-fluid artists and writers are popping up, so it was rad to meet some non-males behind the tables. Our favorite? Comics writer Amy Chu (iwritecomics.com).
There were tons of fun pop-culture cosplays inside the con, but there's something extra special about seeing someone dressed up in a Michael Myers mask, silently walking around the nearly empty Century III Mall.