Let's face it, U.S. comic collectors have it easy. As well as comics being cheaper, far more widely available, and socially far more accepted in the States, they also have access to great comic conventions, the likes of which are few and far between in any other country.
A great example is Big Apple Con, a Comic Book Art and Toy Convention in New York on October 12th and 13th. With proceeds going to the relief effort, how can you even contemplate missing it if you're anywhere in the TriState area.
And if you spot Spidey, tell him I said "Hi".