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My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast (pro wrestling)
Nerds United Podcast (comic books & more)
Growing up, I was never a comic book kid. I had a few, but never collected them. I read the comics in the newspaper everyday and loved the Sunday full color spread. I also had a collection of Family Circus and Garfield books. But Superman, Spiderman and Green Lantern never appealed to me. I've recently taken note of this form of entertainment, thanks to the Nerds United Show on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.
When I got word that Cape Comic Con was celebrating its 10 year anniversary and wrestler "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton would be on hand, I quickly got on board with visiting this event. I had never been to any sort of comic-con. I'd seen pictures that Chad had from the big one in San Diego and always thought it looked cool. After all, I'm one of the biggest geeks/nerds that I know, so these events should be right up my alley.
My daughter and I made the 70 minute drive to Cape Girardeau for our first comic-con. The price of admission was just five bucks. I've been to plenty of other wrestle-con events where you spend at least four times that just to get in the door. Then there's all the fees for photos and autographs. There was plenty of talent on hand in "little ol' Cape Girardeau". The Flash and "Henry Allen" John Wesley Shipp was one of the featured guests.
|Recording My 1-2-3 Cents the podcast with Bobby Eaton|
|Author Jay Noel|
The experience was great. This year marked the best ever for Cape Comic Con as more than 2,800 people rolled through over the course of three days. This is great news for fans around the region and I'm already looking forward to the 2016 version of the show. Maybe next year I'll get involved in the costume contest.