Purely theoretical

This week’s Flipped is up, and since I’m a hopeless follower, I scan through the Comic-Con International programming for the manga highlights. It does look like I wouldn’t have any trouble filling my time, even beyond fending off panic attacks.

That said, a convention that would require me to spend hundreds of dollars on a plane ticket, additional hundreds of dollars on lodging, plus the hundreds of dollars I’d spend on stuff, plus the cost of the extra checked bag to get it all home… I don’t know. I’m not much for big, crowded events to begin with, and I’ve gotten really picky about how I spend my travel dollars. I either want natural splendor or rich culture, and while both certainly have their place in the comics medium, it’s still a convention center in a California city that isn’t San Francisco. I’ll go some year.

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