Peter and I went to our 4th comic expo together this weekend. As per previous years, we had a great time. Although we only went for one day, we still felt like we got our money’s worth. Well almost. There was a little sadness when we arrived before open on Saturday to find out that they had run out of gift bags. It made me a bit jealous seeing people walk around with one while our hands were empty. When I asked about the gift bags, I was told there were an unusual amount of families who came to the sneak-a-peak on day 1. Well in my opinion, they should have at least enough bags for each ticket sold. There were only pre-sold tickets so they knew how many to make. They shouldn’t have been giving 4 to one person because he wanted to give one to his second cousin once removed. Ugh. The bag was a good quality reusable one too. Plus, the bag normally contains a map and Info on the event. Since we didn’t have that, we wandered around hoping we found everything. We had no idea about panels or anything. There was a customer service booth, so we ended up getting a bit of direction, but I was still very disappointed about the whole thing.
Even though I just bitched about the bag, we still had a wonderful day at the expo. This was the first year that I actually spent quite a bit of money. I normally buy a pair or two of earrings from one of my favourite exhibitors, Pinz N Thingz, but this year I went wild and crazy. I bought FOUR pairs! I just couldn’t pick one of them this time. I bought a pair of Bazinga ones, some Stargate ones, characters from My Neighbour Totoro and of course, BATMAN ones!! Here they are:
In addition to my earrings, I could’t resist some amazing art work that I fell in love with immediately. They are beautiful and amazing works of art for two of my favourite TV shows: Stargate SG-1 and Merlin. I know the artist for one of them as he is pretty famous and has attended every expo I have been to. However, I am kicking myself because I don’t remember who the second artist is. She doesn’t have a signature anywhere or even a logo on the back of her picture. I hope that I can recognize her art if I see her again!! I tried reaching out on twitter to find her, but no luck. So anyway, the Stargate SG-1 one was drawn by Jason Palmer and the Merlin one was drawn by an unknown female artist.
So we came home with our pockets a tiny bit lighter, but our hearts happy with geeky goodness. We are looking forward to the Edmonton expo in September. They are also doing a first annual Saskatoon expo this year, also in September, and we might go to that as well. It depends how wild and crazy we feel! So I will leave you with a picture and me and my new friend, Gollum.
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