Sadly, these people still walk among us, even in 2012.
They think being a fan boy or girl is somehow linked to a person’s social standing or worth; as if an individual who stands in line for hours – or even days – to get into a convention is any different than someone who lines up for concert tickets or to get into a Coach store.
Personally, I have more respect for the young lady who spends her cash on a convention ticket that will lead to lifelong memories than the vapid, soulless wench who spends $300 of Daddy’s money on a purse!
Nevertheless, the terms “geek” and fan boy’ will forever be linked to individuals who..
- Refuse to leave Mom’s basement. What if she’s a really great cook?
- Have never had a real date that didn’t charge them.
- Just can’t seem to purchase t-shirts without a licensed character adorning the front or back.
- Refuse to immerse themselves in the ordinary.
Well, I’ll tell you something, folks, The Hook is proud to call himself a fan boy – even at 42! In those four decades, I have…
- Lived on my own. But I’ll take a meal from Mom anytime!
- Never paid for “romance”.
- Purchased run-of-the-mill clothing as well as superhero themed apparel. I just wear the Flash t-shirts underneath!
- Lived a life of balance; I just take the family with me to the comic conventions. The wife loves to meet actors who portray vampires!
I mentioned the year for a reason folks; in 2012 fan boys have achieved the following…
- They’ve created a venue that sells over 130,000 tickets six months in advance of opening. The San Diego Comic-Con International has become the place to be for Hollywood execs searching for the next big franchise or to launch new projects.
- The young geeks who have left Mom’s basement are the new wave of filmmakers whose projects bring in big bucks for Tinsel Town.
- These same fan boys and girls are no longer dependent upon hookers for dates. Although they can now afford the really classy ones!
- Comics and sci-fi projects have influenced pop culture and even fashion for years now. Yes, even fashion!
- It’s now cool for a musician or screenwriter to say they’re working on the next Batman or Spiderman flick!
- Actors actually WANT to be cast in superhero films! They lead to franchises which ensure a steady paycheck for years. What’s not to like?
ON A PERSONAL NOTE…
June 9. 2012 10 A.M – 7 P.M.
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Niagara Falls. Ontario. Canada
For full details, click here, fan boys and girls!
- How Much Does Comic-Con Make For San Diego? (celebritynetworth.com)
- Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope documentary trailer debuts (robot6.comicbookresources.com)
- Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Documentary Trailer (firewireblog.com)
- The Hook Misses All The Good Stuff! (youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com)