Friday, July 11, 2014
(Save a) Con-Man: Power-Con
One of the great things about living in Southern California is the abundance of conventions. From the long standing Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention to the five year strong Long Beach Comic Con to newer giants Comikaze and relocated WonderCon to the mecca of all things artistic and fandom, San Diego Comic-Con. For the last 3 years, a He-Man and She-Ra centric show was kicking ass in Torrance, Power-Con. I've attended twice and had a blast each year as there's a nice exhibition floor along with fantastic panels and guests. A very, very well run show with exclusive art prints and tee shirts up for grabs as well as an awesome staff made up of passionate yet professional fans. By the 3rd year, Power-Con added beloved franchises like Thunder Cats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to help broaden the appeal and I figured they'd add G.I. Joe for 2014's edition. Then, con-tragedy struck as the organizers of Power-Con announced they were moving to New York this year. But why?! Apparently, attendance had peaked in SoCal so after years of clamoring, Power-Con was moving out East to Queens. It seemed logical as the New York Comic Con brings in over 100,000 attendees and Power-Con would only need to tap into a fraction of that audience to break even.
live action motion picture starring none other than Dolph Lundgren. I hope the show meets it's pre-reserves today because it's definitely a show that deserves to be enjoyed. It's for fans by fans in the best way, not one of those new age shows that's an excuse for "celebs" to make a few bucks charging for photographs and signatures.
You have the power!