You see I met, dated and married a nerd. Not only is he a comic nerd, he is an anime nerd, Star Trek and Star Wars nerd, Xbox nerd, food nerd (yes it does exist), etc. Don't believe me? He has a massive Hellboy (is that even one word?) tattoo on his left arm and the Starman's stars (no clue, don't even ask me to explain Starman) tattooed on his chest. I am a girl who likes to dance to Lady Gaga, watch "Dancing with the Stars," eat cookie dough for dinner and go to the gym. Two opposites to the outside world but to us it works, and we love each other.
So back to this awesome trip discussion. As you can probably tell I am stoked. What wife doesn't want to go spend two days at a comic convention with guests like Alex Ross, Max Brooks, David Finch, Jim Lee and Dash Shaw just to name a few of the people I've never heard of. Here is the link to the convention http://www.c2e2.com/. Jealous?
Side note: I just asked my husband who Alex Ross was (I suspected he had something to do with Batman). The look and answer I received from my question was one of disbelief.
"He is an artist/painter. Who has worked on many different covers and has done many paintings of characters," he said.
Well I inquired again on whether or not he had anything to do with Batman, because really that is all I want to know. "Did he work on Batman?! Yes, he has painted Batman," he said. With that he turned away to finish writing his comic blog.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention he gets paid to write about comics too. http://www.worthpoint.com/author/matt-baum
Anyway, the truth is I am really looking forward to this trip. We have made a deal. I will spend Friday possibly going to a Cubs game and drinking in the afternoon while he nerds it up. Saturday I will have some lady friends to shop and eat with. In the end it works out for us both.