Where do I start?…. Well this was my first ever concert/ comic convention like event I ever covered, I have covered many Comic conventions for over 6 years, and well I got to say Alt. 98.7 Big Adventure Festival was a nice change from all the others, lots of entertainment and a variety of things to hit up. You had stand-up comedy/concert stage in one area, a cosplay area, a comic exhibition at another and also an entertainment stage covering shows and podcasts and many others. I was very excited for the first day of the two day event, I got to see some old friends and made some new friends, got to see some amazing stand-up from Patton Oswald and Jim Jefferies whom I never thought I would get to see on stage but now I have and also seeing other amazing comedians.
I also hit up the Artist Alley stage, it was most interesting as they had panels such as music influencing comics, Image Comics live draw, and Breaking into Comics, got to hear from comic book artists and writers on how they got their start in the industry. The exhibition was like a mini comic con, with many artists and merchandise you can get at the booths, I saw many of my friends that I made at past comic conventions at booths promoting their awesome work. Not only the event was promoting a Comic Con/ music event, you also had the crowd participating in the cosplay a well, seeing Spider-man, Super Mario, and many others at the event playing video games at the arcade area and other participants checking out the Larping area (Role play sword fighting).
When I first saw the line up for the bands that were playing on stage each night I had no clue on who the bands were. I only knew two such as Modest Mouse and Cold War Kids because of radio hits, So when I saw the many bands that played at the event such as Echos, Party Nails, Phantogram, and Empire of the Sun, I was so blown away from the performances that I added them on my Spotify playlists. All and all the event was amazing and a great change from other comic conventions that i have been to and I cannot wait for the 2nd annual of Big Adventure Festival.
Comic Realm with Tiffani