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Comic-Con 2017, T-Minus 5 Days by Craig Kerbrat

Again, it's been too long since I've updated this. But it's almost Comic-Con time again, so I'm bringing it back.

It's been a hectic month or so in the life of thenoblehero, but things are stable enough for me to focus on Comic-Con and get really really ridiculously excited about it.

Whenever I go to Comic-Con I can't help but feel inspired by all of the creativity going on around me. Whether it's all of the great content being shown off at the booths and panels, or the awesome art being sold, the great stories being told, or the amazing cosplay that people put so much work into. It's all so amazing and it reminds me that I want to put something out there too. 

I wish I could figure out what my "thing" is. Maybe it's writing something awesome. A comic series, or a novel, or short stories. Maybe I should be telling other people's stories. Or maybe it's talking about the things I love on my own YouTube channel or podcast. I just know I want to be doing something creative. 

I was about to say that I just don't know what it is yet. But that's not the reason I haven't done it yet. It's because I haven't put in the work yet. And I haven't managed to get over my fear yet. Fear often stops my from doing things. Fear of failure. Fear of being made fun of. Fear of being ignored, or disliked. Fear of the unknown.

I want to do great things. So I should just do them. And not think so much about what might go wrong. Just have fun with it. 

Maybe that will be my focus this year at Comic-Con. Really take in the creative energy and use it to do something special. 'Cause I'd really like to go to Comic-Con with something to show people someday, so I can be a real part of the magic. 

That's the dream. 

The Annual Comic-Con Hype Train Begins by Craig Kerbrat

I feel the need to write about something, so Comic-Con is as good a thing as any. Once again, we're in that part of the year when Comic-Con is still far enough away that it feels like forever, but close enough that all of the planning pieces are starting to come together. 

After two attempts, Andrea, Ann and I managed to score 4-Day badges to Comic-Con (sadly, without Preview Night). My friend John lucked out with Thursday and Sunday badges for his first ever Comic-Con, so we'll be a foursome this year. And we even managed to score our hotel before Hotepocalypse happens, so we're a step ahead!

But all of this planning makes me want to leave now. It's good that we're not leaving now, because I'm not actually ready. There's still three months of saving to take advantage of, and we're still hoping flights will drop to reasonable rates before we go. 

Still, I'm excited. You'd think that after 6 years some of the excitement would wear off. But not so much. I'm looking forward to the excited crowds, the exclusive collectibles, the announcements and sneak peeks, the great restaurants, and the heat and beauty of San Diego. And everything unexpected. 

One day I'll figure out how to document San Diego Comic-Con to properly convey why I love it so much. Maybe lucky number seven will finally be the year.