Columbus is just days away to the massive gathering that is Comic Con at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. Friday it will not be unusual to see Darth Vader, Predator and other costumed attendees walking around the Arena District. Hell, it’s Comic Con, pretty much anything goes. This year’s big draw is Norman Reedus from “The Walking Dead” as well as other cast members. Comics, posters, shirts and toys will be strewn across the convention center for the nerds to admire (and if budget holds out to buy).
Know that face time and signatures will set your budget back a few rupees. “Budget” you say? Oh yes. While you can’t put a price on timeless memories, someone else can. And they do. If you’re on a tight budget, you can still check out panels where creators and stars interact with crowds about various aspects of the industry.
Next, plan to spend plenty of time walking the floor. Ogle the GI Joe Aircraft Carrier your parents never bought you. Or the vintage My Little Pony, mint, in-box (if you’re of the “Brony” persuasion). Or any one of the millions of comics, toys, posters, T-shirts, or various treasures that will captivate you and woo your dollars away. You just have to weigh the joy you’ll receive from a Lord of the Rings collector’s chess set versus getting an autograph from Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings, or Rudy, for non-nerds).