The onset of November brings with it a plethora of lovely things – prettily painted leaves, pumpkin spice everything, the notion of playing holiday music becoming socially acceptable… While those things are all well and good, some of us become giddy ringing in the eleventh month for an entirely different reason: Jet City Comic Con.
Excited to return for our second consecutive year, us folks at Uncharted Waters had a blast at the two-day event dedicated to all things celebrating nerdom and geekism. What brought us back for another year?
“One of our taglines is ‘Calm is a Superpower’ and what better venue to display that?” muses Uncharted Waters Co-owner, Jonathan Murray. “I’m a big sci-fi fan, so I love being surrounded by my favorite genre and being part of an industry that also has a sci-fi streak in it. I get to ‘geek out’ with my fellow fans about the connection between science fiction/comics and floating.”
For us, being at Comic Con is doubly advantageous. In addition to spreading the word about our business, offered services, and general greatness of floating to like-minded people, we get to spend a whole weekend immersed in the colorful, dazzling, and downright weird over-the-top glory of what sci-fi dreams are made of. A true win-win.
“The sci-fi connection to floating helps make sense of why we’re there,” Murray explains. “That connection paired with the therapeutic benefits of floating helps pique their interest in wanting to learn more and try it out.”
Another fantastic sci-fi tie-in floating has in relation to Jet City Comic Con is its depiction in various well regarded films and TV shows.
“Floating has been featured in the movies Altered States and Minority Report, as well as TV shows Fringe and Stranger Things. Homer and Lisa even floated in an episode of The Simpsons. Since this is a Comic Con, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the superhero, Daredevil, also floats!”
It was a worthwhile experience, we venture to impart, from both a business and personal viewpoint.
“It was great to see other self-care companies there putting their own sci-fi/comic book spin on their wares, from bath products to CBD products,” expresses Murray. “On Sunday, my wife and daughters got to see musical artist Casper Babypants perform and they are now huge fans.”
And there you have it: an experience rooted in weirdness, celebrating the heroes (and villains) who helped us navigate our lives, encouraging us to dream big and strive to make a difference in whatever ways we can. At the end of the day, the tights and capes are a symbolic reminder for the heroes we all have the capability of being.
Live long and prosper, friends.