Spoiler Alert for those who have not yet seen this week’s Las Vegas.
Now I want to go back to the promos for the episode to see if they actually said that someone gets killed or whether just that they get “blown away”. Certainly, it’s an accurate statement (even if the way someone was depicted as being blown away was not accurate), but we cannot assume she’s dead. Pretty clearly, she’ll be blown into someone and mistaken as the flying Mothwoman.
But hey, if you’re under any delusion that the depiction of a comic con there was accurate, please rethink that. I’ve seen plenty of the very small percentage of folks wearing costumes at cons, and have yet to see one that was delusional about it – most commonly, they’re either entering a costume contest or promoting a comic. And folks don’t have a delusion that the pretty women there are really the superheroes – at most, they line up for the models who are portraying a character to get a close up with a pretty woman (which yes, seems a little silly, but it’s a small thing.)
But the truly fictional part of it was someone running a successful ongoing comic con at a casino. People throw business conventions in Vegas because businessmen will attend as an excuse to hang out in the casinos. Comic cons people attend because they want to attend a comic con, and the city would just be an expense and distraction. Most conventions build themselves on locals or people withing driving distance, and the Los Angeles folks (the key population center within driving distance) already has substantial conventions closer. Someone tried a casino con a couple years back, and it’s probably the most notorious failure in comic convention history — empty aisles, with the convention promoters trying to give away free tickets at the casino just to make it a little less empty. Of course, folks who weren’t in town for a convention aren’t suddenly going to want to see a comic show; they’re there for the tandard Vegas attractions.
But then, anyone who thinks that Las Vegas is a particularly realistic show needs to double-check their knowledge of the real world.