C2E2 (Chicago's Pop-culture Event) is taking place this Weekend of April 13-15, 2012.
Combining comics, movies, popular shows, and video games culture into one exposition meant that of course there would be some sort of use of new technology in the mediums.
DC Comics, and other major comic publishers, for example had some comics and graphic novelson display on e-reader devices. The comics on e-readers take a big step into the digital realm and away from the classic printed style that has been the standard for years. This is especially true for comic collectors and sellers.
The digital version of the comics and graphic novels I saw at C2E2 did have a great quality in their production, however. I was impressed at how easy it was to flip from page to page with a simple finger swipe. The images were in brilliant, fill color and very crisp detail. The color and details on the digital version of comics is set to never fade away, unlike their printed counterparts. After all, isn't the point of reading a comic or graphic novel to see the art and be able to expereince the story anyway?
However, that still starts the question on how much these digital versions are worth, and if they could ever be as treasured as much to people like many of the exhibitors at conventions like C2E2.
On another topic of technology, there was a Chicago game industry panel on Sunday, April 16, 2012. This was a panel discussing the state of the Chicago game industry and the success and impact on the local game developing scene in the Chicagoland area. Personally, this panel wasn't attended by your writer of "Media Tech Connection", though it's interesting to see that video games and intereactive entertainment are getting a partial focus of attention at C2E2 this year.
Chicago creatives, artists, and technology enthusiasts unite at C2E2!