This essay about the commercialization of fandom in in the context of SDCC reminds me of my own NYCC experience, specifically the fact that there was a booth selling cars, of all things, in between the Weta Warcraft movie display and the (I think) Gossip Girl popup everyone was grumbling about because it “wasn’t comic-y enough”.

Which, yanno. They weren’t saying about the cars, so… go figure.