I had a wonderful time traveling to Portland Oregon from Glendale Arizona. I had a crew of 3 people split up and were all taking pictures for me and posting them on Instagram using the hashtag #FullFrontalNerdity. I encourage anyone on Instagram to please use this hashtag when showing your followers your pictures of cosplayers, or comics you picked up that week. A group of friends and I have been using that hashtag for several years now. We are all still uploading all the pictures (over 700+ pictures) and hope to pick out some of the best ones to feature on CHU in the near future.
My last name is Cruz, and I travel a lot, hence the nickname Cruzzer, I’ve had it since I was in grade school. It was my second visit to Portland in the last year, but this is the first time I actually visited spots throughout the city in depth.
Depending on where you stay, you can access a majority of the city via the rail + walking distance. I purchased an all day mass transit pass for $5 and got my money’s worth out of it. I visited a several comic shops like “Things from Another World” in the area, and attended a private reading of Tongues by Anders Nilsen at Floating World Comics in Portland. I told him I’d give him a quick shout-out. I am huge on supporting individuals who put out or publish their own work. Good stuff so check it out. I ate at several different locations, but I was really impressed with Theo’s Restaurant, I tried The Heart Stopper on my 1st visit, and it put a hurt on me, in a good way, I just had to keep coming back and trying new items on the menu. just a personal recommendation if you ever go to Portland.
At Rose City Comic Con, I picked up some exclusive books for some Comics Heating Up Readers who personally got in touch with me before going to the Con. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it, if not I would have put up something on CHU for the first 5 users to order books. Lesson Learned. NOW TO THE GOOD STUFF! I bought 2 exclusive books back to giveaway, the purchase come out of my pocket, so I am just passing what I call “Comic Karma” (#ComicKarma, yes, we got a # for it too) along. Thing was, they were not bag and boarded and I could not find a dealer on the floor who sold any, but I still picked out the best ones and put them in bags and boarded right away as soon as I got to the location I stayed at.
Anyway, this isn’t like the normal giveaways Anthony does, we got some rules you need to follow in order to win these. You can win either The Realm Action Figure Rose City Comic Con Exclusive Variant, or a Motor Crush Sketch Blank signed by Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr and Brenden Fletcher.
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Aside from “the big two” (DC and Marvel), what indy comic book have you read, or are you reading, that you would love to see as an ongoing series, and possibly even made in to a film?
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