10 Fun Interop Differences
I must admit, I did not know most of these (other than the obvious stuff, like New York cabs being dangerous.) I at first read the neon lights one as 'Vegas is switching to more green types of lighting' and my initial response was 'no way'... and then I got to 'of course, Vegas would never do that.' Phew. All is right with the world. Truth be told, your and Susan's fun articles this week have really made a great case and remind me why I like going to shows and conventions - not just because of the great time and big developments at the convention itself (the truth is, you can get half of that from the online coverage without leaving your home), but because they're a great excuse to travel! Food, super hero supply stores, and killer crocodiles - what's not to love?
As for New York itself, it's easy to see why it's such a hotspot for events. It makes basic sense that the bigger the city, the bigger the population, the more there is to do - but there are plenty of big cities in the US, and New York just seems to have that special 'X factor' that is impossible to replicate anywhere else. I've actually only been there once, when I was still in middle school, and I knew it even then. Boston (my home) is a big city, too, with plenty of it's own history... but's it's not the same. That said, I would love to see an Interop Boston some day! We have a comic-con, a PAX, and even a Star Trek convention (that most of the guests cancel for), so why not? I'll keep my fingers crossed.