This is pretty much a general recap of my weekend down in Philly attending WizardWorld Con there. This made my first real test of Twitter and Pownce on the road so most of this can be found there. = )
My friends and I left on Thursday and quickly found ourselves lost in back roads of Pensylvania. A note to the statesfolk that manage the PA's DoT: For the love of all that is good and speedy, please give us out-of-towners more warning as to which street is which. The quaint towns of your fine state are nice and all but my friends and I really like to sleep at the hotel we booked. Getting lost in the sticks late at night is no fun when said towns have No Open Gas Stations to ask for directions at. -.-
The hotel was badass. It had both a full size fridge and a nice little cook top, which was put to good use keeping us fed and filled with eggs and bacon.
First day went well. Got there at three, milled around the Dealer's Room/Artist Alley 'til six. I saw Joe Quesada over at the Marvel booth though I didn't get to talk with him. Saw Franchesco! and Mike Oeming in the Alley. Bought a copy of The Mice Templar #1 from Oeming (finally) which was cool. I admit, I was a bit star struck as his work is outstanding. Just... yeah. Check out his work on Mice or scope him and Bendis' work callled Powers. It's a must for any comic fan. Finished off the day by hitting up Geno's and Pat's for some always great cheesesteaks.
Second day started off kinda' lazy. We slept in, milled around the hotel room and ate some eggs and bacon and arrived at the con around three. Hit up the Top Cow panel, enjoyed the hell out of it. Big ups to Ron Marz, Lee Moder and the rest of the panel. It was pretty funny. Hit up the main area afterward and Fanboy'd famed pro wrestler Kevin Nash. Of all the non-comic celebrities there, I somehow clamed up when near Nash. He's a damn nice guy, too. Picked up a few comics and whatnot in the Alley including a copy of How to Make Webcomics. Picked it up from Brad Guigar - creator of Evil, Inc. After the con, we hung out with my friend's cousin for a while.
Day three found us packing and exiting quickly before noon. Made my last trek through main area. Got some good advice from Francheso! on a page I was working on. Talked it up with a couple of artists and dropped myself down to five bucks. Ended up at 45 cents with a quick trip to Rita's on the way out. = P
Now, for The List! = D
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Panels attended: 1
Artists spoken with: A bunch, really.
Pros chatted with: 2
Comics bought: 9
Books bought: 2
Sketchbooks bought: 1
Cards passed out: 2
Freakouts: 1. Left my debit card at home. Nothing like finding out something that is usually closer to you than inner organs is not only missing but found three states from your location at your place of residence. Not good, I tell ya'.
Funniest thing heard at the con: Top Cow panel banter!
Rob - "He's going to make me rich."
Nelson - "Dude, what are you talking about. You work in comics. You don't make any money."
Overall, it was one hell of a fun con. Now to get back to working on my comics and saving cash for ConnectiCon. Peace!