Last Saturday, I attended WonderCon, a comics con in San Francisco.
Once was, I had aspirations to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. In the comics world, it has long been the Big One. But I never got around to it, and, in the meantime, it got to be... too big. Now it's dominated by movies and tv and celebrities, with lines for panels going forever, and jammed with people even outside the convention center.
WonderCon is run by Comic-Con's organization, and has been growing by leaps and bounds. Just a few years ago, it fit comfortably in the Oakland Convention Center. But now the convention floor was so packed full of people you couldn't move without jostling and being jostled.
Not this introvert-boy's scene. Here's hoping APE remains marginal.