09 February 2009

I've Got Those After-Con Blues...

So, the New York Comicon didn't disappoint. As usual, I had a great time, little sleep and lots o' booze. As mentioned in my last post, I missed out on Friday night con time, which I think helped contribute to this convention feeling especially quick.

I WANTED to get up early on Saturday and get down to the convention around 11 so I could walk around a bit and maybe go to a panel, but after Friday night's big drink-up, I was in no condition and JUST made it to the booth for my 1PM shift of "booth duty." I honestly don't mind booth duty as I love talking to people. Also, all my friends know to find me there, so I get to catch up while working. This time, I was even asked to judge the costume contest at 4PM and we ended up going with an awesome Bucky Cap with honorable mentions for an Ant-Man & Wasp couple and a itty bitty little Wolverine (he was like 4 years old and ADORABLE...and I don't even LIKE kids!).

I finally got to meet David Lafuente (AWESOME fella, who actually just stopped by my desk on his office visit) and he drew the cutest little Kitty Pryde in my sketchbook! I then spent the last two hours of the day walking around with my good pal, Scott, just talking to all our comic book friends. Ran into Christina Strain who that the most ADORABLE giant, stuffed, pink octopus she got from the Squishables booth, so of course, I had to go get one. Softest thing you've ever felt, and I just might order the lion from their website.

And then after the con...CHESTERFEST! C.B. Cebulski's famous con party which was a BLAST, as usual. Most of my favourite people were there (there were a few missing I would have liked to have seen) and lots of alcohol consumed. I did my first ever Irish Carbomb egged on by Mike Choi, David Lafuente & Kalman Andrasofszky...and then I did my second. haha They really DO taste good!

I managed to stay alive and actually get back to the con the next day, picked up my sketchbook from this amazing artist I found! His name is Christopher Uminga, please check out his work, it's awesome. He did a beautiful Snowbird for me, eventually I'll get it scanned and up (I've been slacking with my sketchbook posts, I know, I'll pick that up again soon). Also did some more walking around and talking to friends, which was good because it kept me from buying too much more. The only other things I picked up were t-shirts, one a Spidey heart and one a robot shark by the wonderfully talented Andy MacDonald, artist of NYC Mech, among other things. (I am wearing the shark shirt today, and I must say, is incredibly soft and comfortable).

I am a little sad a missed out on a few parties that were going on last night, but I was wiped out. I went home early, watched Pineapple Express and Friday night's episode of Battlestar Galactica and was in bed by 11:30. As usual, I didn't get to see as many people as I wanted nor spend as much time with those I DID see as I wanted. Luckily we've had a stream of peeps still coming in today that I got to see and I suspect I'll be seeing a few more for the rest of the week.

I'm pretty bummed that I forgot to take any pictures this weekend (if anyone's got any with me, please send 'em my way), but I DID take this fantastic green screen pic at the Marvel booth with my good friend, Scott. Haha Fun!


The End.

7 comments:

Rich said...

Great pic - I saw the greenscreen thing but passed on it.

I really need to make an effort to be more sociable at the con next year!

Peter Timony said...

Hey, I managed to stop by the Marvel booth on Sunday, but I didn't see you. Ah well!

Peter

WanderingSteve said...

Hey! It was great briefly meeting you on Saturday! ^_^ Hope I didn't scare you too much! lol.

My buddies were waiting on me so we could go out to eat. I got Mike Choi and Sonia Oback to sign a copy of the second X:23 mini they did (VERY talanted couple! Their X-Force stuff is amazing!). I put my bag down to get my flannel and coat out, and bam...there you were!! As I figured I probably wouldn't see you again, I figured I'd say hi and put a face to this odd person responding to your blog! ^_^

Otherwise, this years Con was great! Got plenty of books signed and bought a few sketchbooks (Mark Brooks, Billy Tan, J.Scott Campbell, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams). Got Chris Claremont to sign his novel "First Flight" from years ago!

I did get get to meet David Lafuente and Christina Strain, and had them both sign my copy of "X-Men: Divided We Stand#2" that they worked on (David made an arrow pointing to Christina's signature and wrote "love her"! haha!). Both very nice and talented people.

FINALLY got to meet Jim Lee, which was awesome! He loved the faded "Akira" shirt I was wearing that day! ^_^

Links the few pics I had taken of me there:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/WanderingSteve/DavidFinchSteve20709.jpg (Me with David Finch)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/WanderingSteve/JimLeeSteve20809.jpg (Me with Jim Lee!)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/WanderingSteve/AmberSteve20809.jpg (Me with Actress Amber Benson - Tara on "Buffy")

Colin said...

Everybody's got to copy the cool kid....

http://comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=477025&GSub=16459

Jennifer Juniper said...

Haha I didn't ask for her, I told him to pick whichever lady he wanted!

I did NOT get Lockheed with her though, and now I'm a little sad... :-P

Rawnzilla said...

There's a hole in your body in that picture. I ran into Scott Adsit at Mark Brooks' table and I recognized him from that picture you took with him and Tina Fey.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Haha That was b/c of the Hulk on my shirt matching the green screen!

All fixed due to photoshop magic!