Okay, I'm sold on Comic-Con. ARealGirl and I were having a nice little Junkie meet-up at Players Sports Bar in San Diego. People start coming into the bar loaded with George RR Martin books -- turns out he's doing a signing at Mysterious Galaxy Books in the same strip mall. I've done a few signings at Mysterious Galaxy (a rockin' store), so we zipped on over. I got my book signed and got to say "hi." Last time I met George was seven years ago. I was unpublished and on a panel with him. So much has changed since then. He has copies of THE ROOKIE and THE STARTER, but I don't think he's read them yet (thanks to BigJohn for making that connection).
Quite a thrill to shake the man's hand, I'm a big fan. So, sold on Comic-Con! I'll be back next year.