Nerds are now in style.
If they were anticipating half that number, they don't know Utah very well.
From what I've seen, we love our sci-fi, comics, and the rest more than the
average state.Consider Sci-Fi alone... I'll watch any sci-fi I
can find, whether it's Star Trek, Sliders, Battlestar, Farscape, or Eureka.
I don't really care. I just love Sci-Fi. What I've found is that there
is a boat load of other Utah nerds who are just as nerdy as I am.Heck, you'd think I'd be less than typical for watching all of
Doctor Who (old and new) but I meet people all the time who have.Yes, we're nerds!
I guess I am in the minority, but I was very disappointed with the event. We
had to wait in line for an hour and a half. Then we waited another 40 minutes
in a room for Stan Lee and his question and answer, which only lasted 15
minutes, because he had to go do autographs instead of talk to 3000+ people. My
"favorite" response was when asked about his inspiration for his
characters and he said "Greed". After his comment my son, who was with
me, said he is switching from marvel comics to DC, he was so disappointed in the
him and his responses. We tried to go to other panels but almost all were
filled 30 minutes before the time. I couldn't talk to William Shatner
because I had to spend 30+ dollars to do so. There was one bright spot. Manu
Bennett. We had given up on the event but decided to go to his interview. He
gave deep expressions from the heart and even talked about his life growing up
and how it helped his acting. My respect sky rocketed for him, one bright spot
in a malaise of greed and ineptitude.