The other day I told you all about my first day at the Phoenix Comicon. Since then and even before then, I’ve been trying to figure out how to tell you all about the other days. You see, there were some good, some bad, some amazing and some eye opening moments that weekend but so much of it is still so tangled up inside of me that I’m not sure what to even say about it. I’m going to do my darndest to give you a good taste of what really is an amazing con but please forgive me if it’s not my usual joyful bubbling.
Friday..oh Friday..I woke up early because I had decided to surprise Walter by meeting him at the airport. Justin stayed behind at the hotel to try to figure out just how my corset was supposed to be laced. Meeting up with Walter was pure amazing. It was the first time in my life that I wasn’t worried or nervous about meeting someone. Turns out I was right, him and I just fit together somehow. After grabbing the shuttle back to the hotel, it was off to breakfast, a quick stop at Target and then on to the con!
We got there with a bit of time to spare before the one and only panel I managed to attend started. Since there was only 20 minutes or so, though, we decided to just go sit in the room and wait. I kind of dragged Walter along with me (What? I had good intentions..his friends would be doing the panel!) but he really didn’t want to be in there so eventually, we agreed that he’d go find Mike and meet up with me after the panel was done. Justin and I enjoyed the panel..it was typical Raven and Andy silliness which always makes me laugh. I was amused when the moderator wanted me to say something and Raven was like umm no..that other girl, call on her. You’d think he’d heard my side of things or something….
For the record, since Raven wouldn’t let me speak, here’s my take:
1. Skynet involves nukes. Nukes create zombies. Both apocalypse happen together. I’m screwed.
2. Zombies are like ants. You won’t be safe out on the water. They’ll just keep plunging in until they form a zombie road.
After the panel, Walter was totally true to his word and we met up. Justin decided to stay upstairs for another panel so we headed down to the show floor. That’s when I goofed things up…fast forward a while…Got to meet up with Ross and give him his surprise. That part was fun. I also picked up some new goodies, also good.
…..Umm…Geek Prom! Yes, we attended Geek Prom! After a really hard day, Walter agreed to attend with Justin and I and I am so, so, so glad that he did. The event was different but it looked like everyone was having a lot of fun. It was good to be able to watch some real silliness happening. Even if you’re not into dancing to geeky music, I recommend this event. It’s fantastic for people watching. If I’m lucky enough to attend next year, I’ll be attending this again..it’s a fun event plus the proceeds go to a great charity.
Poor Justin wasn’t feeling so good on Sunday so he pretty much left Walter and I alone to wander the con floor, seeing friends and me frantically doing things I should have done the other days. People love Walter and it made me smile to see them light up when he’d come around. I can’t blame them..he showed me what it was like to be silly and goofy and how to smile until your face hurt again. He really is a pretty great guy*.
Walter and I did a bit of last minute shopping and a lot of last minute talking and for me, wishing that the weekend wasn’t coming to an end. There was so much more that we could have seen and experienced, but I have no regrets, just things to look forward to next year.
So while this is probably the worst con write up ever, I hope that you guys understand that it’s not the fault of the event itself. The event is amazingly well organized and well run. The exhibitor floor was filled with fantastic artists, writers and companies. The panels were varied and there was something for everyone, no matter what your interest. My weekend was amazing, thanks not only to the con itself but to the people who I got to spend time with.
I’m already looking forward to attending next year. I promise to do a better write up as well as take some better pictures. Thank goodness for people like Andy who covered for me this year!
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