On to the meat on the bones. I mentioned above that this con got quite a bit bigger this year was due to the YouTube Bros as the panel was called. This was made up of Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, Lord Minion 777 and Muyskerm. If you have never, ever heard these names before you might be reading the wrong blog. If you would like to know more about them, look them up on YouTube, though Markiplier is going to be Markipliergames. Be sure you are on the official channel (Mark has over 8 million subscribers, Jack has over 5 million, Lord Minion 777 (Wade) has over 500,000 and Muyskerm (Bob) has over 250,000). The reason I say make sure you are on the official site is due to something that Google allows and I'm not sure why. Google allow others to use the same name. People then steal big YouTubers videos, re-upload them and over ad the videos to make money. Even constantly reporting these sites does about as much good as an ice cube in the desert. Don't ask why, I don't know. Rant over, I digress. These 4 young men were able to more then triple the number of tickets sold last year for this con. If you were lucky and purchased early, you could get a VIP ticket that pretty much was suppose to guarantee you a spot in the panel of your choice, jump the line for autographs once and jump the line for pics once. I bought these so that having flown from San Diego to Indianapolis my son would not be disappointed! I like guarantees being that the only one in life is death. Wow, that just went to a dark place.
Now you are probably asking why fly to Indianapolis? Well, we didn't get tickets to Comic Con which is in our home town. Again you are saying Indianapolis? You know, I thought the same thing at first. Here's the thing. This town freaking rocks. I thought for sure there would not be much to do downtown other then the Con. Boy was I wrong. They have these bikes that you can rent, free if under 30 minutes. There is no vendor that you have to deal with. They are racked and locked into place, you go to a kiosk and sign in with a credit card, pull the bike out and go on your way. We road these all over, oh and they have what I would call a bike road. I didn't have to worry that my son was going to get squished by some random car. We road to the State Museum, the Zoo, the Military Park, the State Volunteer Monument and a few other places. Also, since we were downtown, no car required to go out to eat. Everything is within walking distance and I mean walking distance. Steps away. No hills to worry about. We ate someplace new everyday. I'm sure we missed a few great things, one for sure. Everyone told us to go to the Children's Museum. We just didn't have time because the Con had started.