Hey geeks! Sorry it took me so long to post about my adventure at the APE last weekend, I’ve been spending the week communing with my four-legged friends like usual and am just now getting some time to write about my experience. Well sadly it wasn’t NYCC, but while I was a little jealous of my villanous counterparts on the east coast, it was a whole new experience for a comic-virgin like myself. You see, the APE stands for The Alternative Press Expo, and it originated 20 years ago when some comic-officionados by the name of Dave Sim and Dan Vado decided to host a convention for smaller, independent publishers to get away from the DC and Marvel dominated regular comic-cons. Their creation caught on with writers, artists, and publishers, and now for 20 years the APE has been one of the leading indie comic events every year.
All this hype about the NY Comic Con is making me slightly remorseful that I just abandoned the east coast last month. With survival guides and drinking games abounding amongst the Brotherhood, I think I might be missing out on the moment of the century. But I guess I don’t really know what I am missing since the largest comic con I have been to was in Boston this past summer. Feeling quite envious of those attending the NY Comic Con I started searching for something I could get my twisted fingers in to. And though it will probably be smaller than Boston, I found something: The Alternative Press Expo in San Fran this weekend!!