Ace Comic Con took place in Glendale, Arizona at the Gila River Arena January 13-15, 2018. Follow along as we tell you about our experience!
After the Stan Lee panel, Violet and I walked around the “show floor” some. Unfortunately, the “show floor” was (in my opinion) poorly planned. Basically, in the aisles around the outside of the arena seating area, small booths were set up. This area is where you would normally buy concessions for a hockey game, which for those who have been inside that kind of stadium, is not a lot of room. Trying to make our way around this area was pretty difficult. There was a lot of traffic, and some lines were basically cutting off traffic. As a vendor, I imagine it was frustrating at times, because there was literally no way for people to get through to them.
A Visit To Hero Within
We paid a visit to Tony Kim at Hero Within. Violet received their Batman dress for Christmas and liked it so much that she decided to pick up the Wonder Woman dress too. I also decided to get their Justice League button down shirt, which completes my collection for those.
Tony had some exciting news regarding new clothing coming out, and while I am not sure how much I can say, it will be very exciting, I think. Tony has done a great job with his clothing line, so I really look forward to seeing what comes next!
After our visit with Tony, Violet and I decided to get some food at Saddle Ranch, which was right outside the arena. After we finished up our food, we decided to go back into the con to walk around the booths that were set up on the lower level on the arena floor, behind the Main Stage. However, we quickly gave up, because it was too congested with the overflow of people in line for photo ops, to the point where it was impossible to navigate anywhere.
So, we headed back to the hotel. Still pretty tired from our unfortunate early start, we decided to spend the rest of the evening watching Amazon’s new show Electric Dreams, which features dramatizations of short stories by Phillip K. Dick, who is best known for writing Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the short story that Blade Runner is based on.
We watched a few episodes, and as Violet said, it seems to have a Black Mirror feel to it. The episodes we watched had some pretty big names in them—Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin, Steve Buscemi, and Bryan Cranston, to name just a few. We wound up falling sleep pretty early. But what we did see was pretty good. Not quite as good as Black Mirror but certainly will fill some of that void as we wait an eternity for the next round of Black Mirror episodes.
Stay tuned for our recap and photos of Sunday at Ace Comic Con, featuring Hayley Atwell!
You can view more photos of the show floor at Ace Comic Con Arizona below.