Con Report

Heh, well this'll probably be fairly vague and disoriented, but based on my recollection, here goes:

I missed the Friday night preview, as I was driving... but got in bright and early Saturday. The con was bustling with dealers and others setting up trying to beat the crowds due at the 10 A.M. opening. On the way in I bumped into Marc Wolfe, Lucasfilm illustrator extrodinaire (amngst other things) and Matt Mohammed of Black Bastard fame (sorry Matt, I'd link ya, but I can't find your site!). I'd had some sketchbooks printed, as well as my latest OGN "Against the Wall" and the "Hard Words" anthology I'd taken part in for sale. I'd also brought along some old sketchbooks and prints, to round out the table.

To my rear was Joe Combs the intrepid creator of the web-comic "Business Casual" and all-around good guy. To my right there was Jan Micheal Veldman, creator of the "Vanzyp" zine - very fantastic, detailed art and also a hoot to sit beside. And at the end of the row was Lucie Broulliard, an amazing body artist! All in all it was a great environment to be in.

The first day was pretty busy - I'd come up with the what I thought at the time was the most clever idea of doing free sketches for people to get my art out there a little more and to get a few new fans (hopefully!) - so of course I was busy!! I talked to a great bunch of folks passing by the table and didn't really get a chance to look up from the sketchbook. I did, however, have a lot of fun and left the con on Saturday feeling tired and happy.

Sunday arrived with more sketches and some brisk business at the table. I'm not going to lie - I don't get rich from the Winnipeg con, but there are always a lot of good people there and I like to see all the fabulous costumes. And were there ever - Batman, Batgirl, Green Arrow, Scarecrow, Joker, Boba Fett, Masterchief, Ghost Rider and even a female Deadpool, just to name a few. I should have had my camera, but alas, I had forgotten it! Maybe next year...

By the end of the con, I was really pleased with the weekend (except for the hotel, but that's something I don't even want to remember!!) and I finally got a chance to really walk the floor and meet some other folks like the incredible Tommy Castillo and Chris Quilliams who both had some kind words for me and some good advice. And I saw a couple guys from Sioux Lookout there as well, so I have to send a shout out to Scott and Stu... I also got my photo taken with my wife and some Ewoks and the two of us in the Ecto-1! How great is that?!

I guess that's about it, other than checking out "Zombieland" Sunday night (highly recommended!!) and going to the Apple store on Monday. No, I didn't buy anything, but I know what i want for Christmas. Mom and Karl, you think you can make it happen ;) ?

Anyway, enough foolishness for now... let me know if you went to the con and what YOU thought, k?

1 comment:

Dino said...

Sounds like a great time! Wish I could have been there.