Boston Comic Con 2017
Every year Boston hosts one of the biggest summer events to occur in Boston called the Boston Comic Con. This weekend long event is for dedicated fans of comic shows. This year was different because it was located in a bigger venue than it had been in the past, which was Seaport World Trade Convention Center. This year it took place at the Boston Convention Center, which is just across the road from Seaport World Trade Convention Center. This year’s comic con was also special because it was Stan Lee’s last East coast appearance at a comic con. For those who don’t know Stan Lee, he is the creator of Marvel comics, the reason Iron Man, Black Widow and Captain America exists. This year also had a lot of people dressed up in Wonder Woman outfits as well as Star Wars outfits. These two films have been big in the comic world so it makes sense that there were a lot of fans dressed up as characters from the films. Another special guest that was at the comic con was Ian Somerhalder who just had a baby with his wife Nikki Reed. Ian Somerhalder is known for his roles as Boone in the hit show Lost as well as Damon in the popular show The Vampire Diaries, which most of the fans at comic con know him for. Another big actress was Ming-Na Wen, who is known for lending her voice in the classic Disney movie, Mulan as well as her portrayal as the fierce Agent May in the hit ABC television show Agents of SHIELD. I had the opportunity to ask Ming-Na Wen what it felt like to play many inspirational woman characters, Wen said “I’m hoping these female roles are inspirational for men and women, only in showcasing that women can accomplish a lot along side with men. I only love playing them because I have seen the repercussion of what it does for so many younger women and older women out there, that it does something really positive. I think that’s what about the perks of being an actor. It’s wonderful to be in a profession that I love and be able to share that positivity out there.” Agents of SHIELD will be returning later this year for season five.
Overall the 2017 Boston Comic Con was exciting and full of enjoyment. Stan Lee will be missed at the comic con but it was such an honor to have his last East coast appearance at the Boston Comic Con. This year brought out around 50,000 fans to attend the comic con, 8,000 more than last year. Make sure you check out the next New England Comic Con which is in Rhode Island taking place November 10th-12th 2017.