ECCC vs C2E2 vs Baltimore
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Baltimore is much, much better in terms of comic selection compared to C2E2.  I'd say the artist area may be similar but I rarely go into that section and can only gauge from a distance.  C2E2 had a decent selection of dealers but nothing compared to Baltimore or Heroes.

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19 minutes ago, 1Cool said:

Baltimore is much, much better in terms of comic selection compared to C2E2.  I'd say the artist area may be similar but I rarely go into that section and can only gauge from a distance.  C2E2 had a decent selection of dealers but nothing compared to Baltimore or Heroes.

I've never been to ECC but between C2E2 and Baltimore as far as depth and breadth of books I will take Baltimore every day and twice on Sundays.

The only issue I have with Baltimore is the con is held in the absolutely beautiful Inner Harbor area and it's absolutely littered with bums and beggars harassing you right outside the con and lining the streets as you try to navigate your way to one of the walking distance restaurants.

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On 6/20/2019 at 11:08 PM, jsilverjanet said:

c2e2 has some pretty cool people there

Name one(shrug) 

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Having been to C2E2 and Baltimore I can honestly say that my buying experience in Baltimore has been great last year and the one before. I did well in Chicago but all in all I am closer to Baltimore and can get there and stay close by more affordably. I like the proximity to Shake Shack too. 

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Lame

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On 6/22/2019 at 9:38 PM, Raze said:

ok so i added Baltimore to the discussion, as ive hread it mentioned in this thread and ive spoke with 2 dealers at st louis comic con today and they both suggested Baltimore over ECCC. So Baltimore people whats it like? Parking, lines, traffic,hotels, flights?   Chime In!!

If you're a fan of comic shows that are about comics. Baltimore is a great show to attend. Marc Nathan and company do a fantastic job running the show. As someone who has attended and set up at every show the past 20 years it's a solid convention. They do a great job regarding guests and also CGC will be offering on-site grading as they have for a number of years. Past guests include Dave Gibbons,  Brian Bolland, Stan Lee, Lynda Carter, Mike Mignola, Herb Trimpe, and countless other. The show also features a large selection of comic dealers nationally. 

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Well Baltimore sounds great! Buuut that is the weekend for my sons birthday, so i will not be going to Baltimore this year. Hopefully her next year will find a better date.

so its back to Chicago and Seattle. And at this point its a wash for me.  I guess it will depend on the guest lineup for both 

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Just to be clear, if you're looking for "Artists Alley" Baltimore is by far the better show. If you're looking for comics, Baltimore is by far the better show. If you're looking for a relatively affordable out of town convention experience Baltimore is by far a better show.

Baltimore guest list, as of last night: CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Savage Eve), Neal Adams ( Detective Comics), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Art Way Alliance, Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Jeremy Bastian ( Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Under The Spell), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Ziggy Blumenthal ( Operation Pajama Pants), Harold Buchholz (MST3K), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County , courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore ( The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Chris Campana (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe Carabeo (The Legettes), Richard Case ( Doom Patrol), Christa Cassano (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Castillo Studios, Jacob Chabot ( Ziggy Pig - Silly Seal Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! 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I just booked my flight to Baltimore.  Yay, no redeye like I had to deal with last year.  Just arrive the day earlier of set up and enjoy the Inner Harbor.

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Don’t forget onsite grading is a great added fun part of the weekend at Baltimore. Some of the best boardies are on hand as well. This show I would attend yearly even if I didn’t like comic books.

 

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I'm not thrilled they pushed Baltimore back so far this year. We always go for the weekend and spend lots of time in Inner Harbour. Hopefully the weather is nice. As far as the homeless in Baltimore, they are there but we have never been "harassed". 

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I’m bringing my new dab pen this year. 

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I really want to go to Baltimore this year

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13 minutes ago, wombat said:

I'm not thrilled they pushed Baltimore back so far this year. We always go for the weekend and spend lots of time in Inner Harbour. Hopefully the weather is nice. As far as the homeless in Baltimore, they are there but we have never been "harassed". 

The weather should be fabulous. Baltimore usually is ghastly hot - nicest time of the year in the mid-Atlantic is October.

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7 minutes ago, FlyingDonut said:

The weather should be fabulous. Baltimore usually is ghastly hot - nicest time of the year in the mid-Atlantic is October.

In the last few years I only remember one time it being a bit hot. Usually its very comfortable mid September. But yeah, it should be fine. Just more risky. 

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Wanted to add there are lots of hotels in easy walking distance. Really no need to drive the entire time you are there with so much at the inner harbor. 

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4 hours ago, greggy said:

I just booked my flight to Baltimore.  Yay, no redeye like I had to deal with last year.  Just arrive the day earlier of set up and enjoy the Inner Harbor.

Are we getting bunk beds?

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