Everyone needs a holiday now and then, so this coming weekend I’m headed to Charlotte for some vacation time and to attend Charlotte Comicon. Also joining me and the wifey on the trip are my in-laws. It’s a family vacation and what not.
Since Charlotte Comicon is in taking place in the hotel we’re staying at, the in-laws decided to brave the elements and attend their first ever comic book show. This is great news for me for one reason:
As I buy hundreds (and hundreds) of dollar comics, my in-laws can take them off my hands and bring them back to the room for me. Not only will they save me a time-consuming trip, but I won’t have to break my back carrying 47 pounds of comics like I did at New York Comic-Con a couple of years ago.
Good plan right?
Anywho, as the trip started getting closer, I had a great idea: My in-laws should cosplay and get into the show for free. They looked a bit confused, but I told them they didn’t have to dress up as superheroes, but they could go as Ma an Pa Kent. My father in law seems to be in, but I’m having trouble convincing my mother in law.
I keep telling them that if they win the costume contest, they’ll win a convention gift certificate which I will promptly use on more comics. But for some reason that didn’t move her. I’ll keep you posted.