Emerald City is coming up next weekend, and I can hardly wait. It's been a bit over a year since I went to a con with comic shop vendors. I went to Stumptown in Portland, Oregon, but the only people selling are the creators.
I've already gotten to work getting my list ready, my list of things I need (not want, but need). So far, I have a smattering of issues that I need to complete a few series from the 1990s, and a couple issues that I am looking for to complete the Daily Planet pages, and I'm really hoping to finish off getting those Dollar Comics I still need.
Most of all, though, I think I'm going to be looking for later issues of the Brave and the Bold series from the late 80s that sort of became Batman and the Outsiders. I had quite a number of those issues and I would love to have them again. I'm also looking to collect a couple series to be bound, including Amethyst, All-Star Squadron, and Atari Force, things I know will never be collected by DC. I'd love to have a nice hardcover of these books that I can read whenever I feel the urge. And Library Binding now allows you to create a custom graphic to be printed and bound as the cover, so each volume can be truly unique.
Now I just wish I had some art skills.