... I actually had a good time at the Comic Con today.
That's a real guy in that Vader suit by the way. I'm 5'6 and I weigh solid 200-lbs so as you can see in this photo... Vader was scary big. I was actually a little afraid of him. He had the breathing machine thingy and everything. Very realistic and very intimidating.
Me and my crew attended the con to promote my Faire coming up in October.
The first year of the con was weak and all around just plain awful. The second year was a little better but this year was awesome (for a dried up little town like Texarkana).
I don't do comics or superheroes or anything like that anymore* but a comic convention is a great place to promote a Renaissance Faire.
*= That's a lie. I still like X-Men. Hence the costume.
These two were my favorite. Storm Troopers on their day off I'm guessing.
When we arrived, the Little Dude was pretty freaked out at first. I've never seen him cry so hard before! Tears were streaming and he had bright red splotches all over his little face from the stress but eventually he got used to all the weirdos, the buzzing of a thousand different conversations and loud video game music blaring over the speakers.
While I was walking around handing out flyers for the faire I spied this amazing artwork by an independant comic artist, Mike...something...
As I am a Hunter S. Thompson fan, I asked the artist to sign it big and write a message to my baby boy. So he wrote:
|"To River, a Gonzo in the making!"|
This is going in River's nursery along with the Ralph Steadman Fear and Loathing Poster we got as a wedding present.
|It's Boo from Monsters Inc!!!|
In case you're not familiar with the show, this big dude is actor Theo Crane from the TV show Walking Dead. He played Big Tiny. Er, I don't watch TV so I had no clue who he was but I thought it would be nice for River to get a photo someone with famous.... (famous with a questions mark). He loved Baby Mario but thought he needed a moustache.
Overall it was good fun and I'm already looking forward to next year.
Have you ever been to a Comic Convention?