Being the nerd that I am, I arrived right at 10 o'clock, exactly when the convention opened it's doors. However, there was such a monster crowd that it took me about 40 minutes just to get onto the actual convention floor. I was one very aggravated blogger during those forty long-ass minutes. Once I actually got into the con I was shocked to see how totally packed it was so early on in the day. The past two years taught me that the early nerd catches the creator they want to see, but there was no beating the crowds or avoiding of lines on this day, as it was nearly impossible to move through crowds and navigate to the tables of creators I wanted to chat up.
Extended chats with favorite creators were also a difficulty as the lines tended to be pretty lengthy. I try to not be a dick and keep other people waiting, or monopolize a creator's time but it was a bit disappointing to just mumble a few words of gratitude to Brandon Graham while he signed my stuff. I did manage to get in a few good chats though. My best chat came from a favorite comic writer of mine, Kurtis Wiebe who not only remembered me from last year, but also mentioned that he drops by the blog from time to time! I'd like to think I hid my giddiness well, but when he mentioned that he's read some of Battle Hymns, I grinned like the Cheshire Cat.
|My modest haul...|
All told, it was a pretty good day at the con. I was a little overwhelmed by the crowd which was much larger than past years, but I guess I shouldn't complain too much because it's not everyday I get to meet some of my favorite comic creators, and get to look at beautiful artwork. Anyway, I know people are probably just reading this to see pictures of people dressed up, so here you go.....
|Loki hangin' with some DC peeps.|
|This guy was pretty scary as|
Scorpion. He had the physique
and ninja moves to go with the
|The ladies were lining up to|
pose with Buzz.
|Down in the right hand corner you can just|
barely see their donation bucket.
Apparently, the poor economy has effected
even the Avengers.
|Did I crop out the dorky lookin'|
Robin? Yes I did. Just Batwoman
|Easily my favorite|
costume from the con.
Bowie from Orc Stain.