When I was growing up, a “Convention” didn’t sound like very much fun. A big room full of businessmen talking about business. Ugh.
Comic Conventions helped change that. The Stumptown Comics Festival, in 2004, included a Comic Art Battle which was described as a “combination of Pictionary and wrestling”.
BwiPCon at Books with Pictures had lots of silly, as well.
Since it was an outside event, there were bubbles. Really big bubbles. Seeing a hundred people through the lens of a giant bubble is something I never even knew I was missing!
There were dogs.
Since it was comics, there were costumes.
There were trees, and a garden.
And sometimes there were bubbles and dogs and trees all at once!
I look forward to BwiP 2!