Over the weekend I attended ComiX, a comic convention hosted in Bahrain. While it was 1/16th the size of Dubai's recent Comic Con, I still felt like the noob of noobs. Here are some photos of me not fitting in with nerds.
|Notice how I had my friend photograph me so that Michelle was out of the way. Tee hee!|
|Probably my favourite photo.|
|Girls generally stuck to manga while the boys stuck to the comics. Not too surprising.|
Like many other viewers, I am a fan of The Walking Dead who has not read the comics. I think that's OK, a lot of people watch movies without reading the books first, right? But I decided that it would be good for me to buy the comics and read them, just so that I had a better idea of what was going on in the show. So I thought, why not start from the beginning? When I asked a vendor for the first issues of the series, he audibly gawked then laughed in my face. He said that I couldn't do that, because those issues were incredibly expensive and he didn't even have them for sale. I guess it was a silly assumption of mine and I should have done some research first, but I didn't think of it until I got to the convention and we all have to start somewhere. I mean, to make me feel stupid for asking a question just deterred a potential customer from purchasing any comics at all. I read the other day that nerds are the new bullies. You can't criticize or tease them because then you'll be considered the bully. While I was doing neither, I certainly felt like I was being denied entry to a very exclusive club. I mean, nerds don't want to share their hobbies and interests with others? And hey! I was always called a nerd growing up! I'm sure not all nerds are the same, but if you ask me, I'm not going to ComiX next year. If they have free food though...