Halloween has long held a special place in my heart. It wasn't just the petty vandalism, anonymous racketeering, or sugar highs (or, as I like to think of it, Reeser Madness). It was the spectacle of it. The pageantry. The theatricality.
Name me another holiday where you can dress up as a princess, a pirate, or a slavering beast from Hell (or indeed, all three at once) and people give you free stuff for it.
Well, yes yes. PAX for one. And ComicCon. And ... Look, do you mind? I'm reminiscing here!