Wizard World Des Moines was a nice mid-level con, similar to Planet Comicon in that it was nothing as big as, say, Denver Comic Con, but larger than Omaha’s. It was nice to have lots of hustle and bustle, without the all out craziness of a mega-con. Not waiting in line or getting cleared out of panels was nice. The size of the con was enough to draw some big name talent in both the comic and media sectors, but the show floor and programming still lacked what Denver and even Planet Comic Con can boast. The cosplay ratio was smaller than I’ve seen at other cons, even the much smaller Omaha, but what cosplay there was was on point. And as this was organized by Wizard and not locals (I presume), it was pretty easy to burn through your wallet. But still a great time.
Picked Up: Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns HC, Green Lantern: Agent Orange HC, Sioux Falls #1, Walking Dead #1 (Hester Variant WWDM15 Exclusive), Green Arrow: The Longbong Hunters Book 1-3 TPBs, Green Arrow #22, Arrow 2012 SDCC Exclusive, 30 Days of Night: Omnibus 1
Got signed: TMNT: Villains 1 & 2 TPBs, Swamp Thing #144, Ash & the Army of Darkness #3, Marvel Zombies Vs Army of Darkness #1-5, Green Arrow #1&2 (1988)