Okay at least that’s what I’m getting from the story in Philadelphia about the Beer Week party wanting to join forces with the Comic-Con weekend. They share a weekend every year and wouldn’t it be awesome and fun if they just merged the two events into one big event? Um no…no it wouldn’t.
First off as a self-declared Geek I’m not a big drinker. Don’t get me wrong I appreciated a good beer. I love beer in fact but what I don’t like is getting drunk and having a hangover. There is no fun in that for me.
What I envision from the merge is a bunch of Drunken A-holes picking on my fellow Geeks who dress up in costume for a good time at the Con. I love these people and I love that they get dressed up and in some cases take a bus or a train to the event and ride out the stares and the snickers so that they can just cut loose Comic-Con style with their peeps! Lets add drunken fools into a mixture of my people. You know, because drunks are always sweet in demeanor and never are mean or mean-spirited while under the influence of their drink or their drunken peers.
This too me is a recipe for disaster. The one’s pushing this merger aren’t the Comic-Con people it is the Beer Week group. They would like to increase their numbers using the people who attended the Comic-Con.
“It would be a lot of fun,” says Philly Beer Week Executive Director Don Russell, who has his own alter ego — a local beer superhero known as Joe Sixpack. “I think we could really come up with some really killer beer-drinking event with comic book fans.”
Seriously I’m supposed to just take Don Russell’s word he dresses up as Joe six-pack (He doesn’t actually say anything about dressing up in the article just that he has an alter ego.)? I have dressed up in a Batman Costume for all the world to see. I’m proud of my outfit. My hood is a little too big but I can work with it. So Don here’s my picture…where is yours????
To conclude I dress up like superheros, play with action figures, collect comic books and live the dream all without doing a pub crawl. BOOM!