It’s been a while! Sorry about that, I get weirdly antisocial and don’t even get on the internet for a week or two sometimes. That’s why I don’t really try to keep a schedule.
Also I’ve given up on vocaloid videos for now. I bored myself with them. Regular posts of some kind of theme are a good idea though. I’ll see what I can do there.
So! A few weeks ago now, I went to Planet Comicon in Overland Park, KS. It’s been running for ten years now, I think, and it’s aimed more at the sci-fi comic book crowd than the conventions I usually attend. I’d gone a few previous years, and although I’m never all that interested in panels, there’s usually some pretty cool guests. One year I got a picture signed by Lou Ferrigno! He’s HUGE.
The guests this year were Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in Star Wars), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galatica), two of the girls from the Guild (not Felicia Day), and various comic book artists and other personalities. Personally, I was really excited to meet Randy Milholland, who writes and draws the webcomic Something Positive.
There was one thing my husband and I hadn’t counted on for this convention. The CROWDS. It was crazy crowded! If you’re familiar with say, Naka-kon, think like that but with twice the people in the space. Or perhaps A-kon. The dealer’s room was wall to wall people, and they milled everywhere! There were no lanes for walking, people just up and stopped randomly and I started to really lose my patience in that sea of humanity. I was really confused, because the previous times we’d gone, it hadn’t been all that crowded.
Then I got to meet Randy, who is a super nice guy. There was a small crowd at his table, and he told stories of past conventions and children’s theater while he did sketches for everyone that wanted one. It was an oasis in the middle of the crowded dealer room. Also, I was recognized as a Homestuck by a fellow conventioner, and admired his awesome plushie. Then my husband and I trekked over to the Tardis in the corner for his big photo op, and that was our time at the convention. There were some impressive costumes, and some awful costumes, a pretty good variety of merchandise, and lots and lots of people.
So many people. I’m happy for the convention that they had such good attendance, but I really hope it’s not that crowded next year. Also, it would be great to not coincide too closely to any doll meets. Just sayin’.