It was bound to happen, but I don’t know if it would have happened this year except our daughter volunteered to help out at Phoenix Comicon. Since we had to drop her off and pick her up, we decided to go. Thanks to my daughter’s tip to buy photo ops and tickets on line, I managed to do just that.
But that isn’t to say I knew what to expect. I knew folks would be dressed up, but the convention was huge! I’m a huge SciFi fan and I know most of my comic book heroes. I was clueless on most of the anime and only vaguely familar with various video game characters.
My husband and I spent 6 hours on Friday. One hour was in line for our photo op with Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig. Uber cool! I have to say Nichelle has class and Walter has that Cheshire Cat smile.
We then spent a few hours walking around the exhibit hall. I loved the steampunk display, but wished there was more.
Hubby didn’t see why the catapults weren’t in operation. He wants his own, but for his birthday/our 25th wedding anniversary, he’s getting a telescope. Maybe when we get a little more land, we’ll build our own catapult. The exhibiters offered to help.
They had multiple sets built honoring Star Wars. Wished there were a few more aliens about, but that’s okay.
I got my Doctor Who fix and hey, there was even several Tom Bakers. Since there were multiple Tardises (Tardi?) I figure there was some funky quantum vortex going on. K-9 even put in an appearance but I didn’t have my camera:(
The 13th Floor was there with their cadre of monsters. They put on the haunted house during the month of October and are near our house.
Lots of authors and artists. I bought 3 books. 2 on drawing and one from Gini Koch. I also bought a tee-shirt with a raven and a quote from Edgar Allan Poe. Hubby got a tee-shirt that says “Are you out of your Vulcan mind?”
And because I couldn’t resist, I purchased two made just for me notebooks. I picked the cover, the interior (one was blank, the other a ledger). The man who ran the booth is the son of teachers and donates part of the proceeds to schools for supplies. http://www.skullastic.com
More on Friday.