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Pop Rocks: What We Learned From Comic Con 2011

The 2011 Comic Con wrapped up last weekend. Over 120,000 of the geeky, nerdy, attention starved, and Twilight-headed descended upon sunny San Diego last weekend for what has become the entertainment industry's premiere showcase for anything related to comics, video games, fantasy, sci-fi, and sparkly vampires.

First of all, I should point out I wasn't there. Yes, it's true I was in San Diego recently, but the only convention going on when my wife and I were there was for some company creating global positioning software for business and community planning. *snicker* What a waste of time.

Anyway, the coverage of Comic Con has been exhaustive enough over the last four days that I'm now officially qualified to analyze the innumerable panels, photo galleries, press releases, and overwhelming sense of self satisfaction felt by all concerned in order to highlight the truly important lessons.

I'm sure you can't wait.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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