Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Emerald City Comicon 2012: After-Action Report

Have you ever stood at the bottom of a snow-laden hill and looked up, only to discover that an avalanche was heading straight for you?

Well, no, of course not. You probably wouldn’t be reading this if you had. I mean, you might very well have survived and through some cruel trick of fate, found yourself reading my blog. In which case, I’m doubly sorry and I hope you get better soon.

Anyway, imagine that the aforementioned highly unlikely avalanche was not made out of snow, but of comic aficionados. That was ECC.

It was packed. There were walls of people, like a massive nerd-tsunami. All of whom seemed to be heading straight for table D-03, where myself, Leigh, and my brother Rick (cheap labor) were waiting.

In short, we had a great con. In long, we had a really, really great con and met a ton of fun and interesting people. There was the obligatory crazy guy (apparently, we have a fully functioning moon-base that aliens regularly visit), lots of cool costumes (which you can see on our Facebook page), and a bunch of fantasy fans.

We also had a Haith. Seriously. One of our longtime fans came dressed as Haith, complete with horns and all. I even have proof:

I’m in the Wayfarer’s Moon t-shirt. Yes, I’m smiling. And yes, she’s about 7’ tall.

Our usual roster of con-buddies was also in attendance, as well as some new friends.

Jason Metcalf, artist extraordinaire
Randy ‘Rantz’ Kintz, another fantastic artist
The Famine Lands team of Beth and Maria
Quentin Shaw of QEW Publishing
Creator’s Edge Press, our publisher
Brian Randolph, Sherpa and local volunteer with the Hero Initiative
Cari Corene of Toilet Genie
Jason Martin of Super Real Graphics
Brett Bean had the unfortunate luck to be to our immediate right
Fiona Meng lost some sort of bet and was on our left
Matt Youngmark of Chooseomatic Books came by
As well as the folks at Comic Rocket

And that’s about it. Another great, but tiring con.

Look for a new blog and new update next week!



Jonnalyhn Wolfcat Hall said...

*grin* See you in just a couple of days at Norwescon too!

Gillsing said...

Picture #4 on your Facebook page appears to be Keres from Feywinds. And looking closely at the picture with Haith, I must say that it was a good thing that you clarified that you were smiling.

And, uh, nice map. If only I could read the small print. ;-)

M said...

Best thing about that photo is the look on the face of the asiatic looking woman in the background.


Jason Janicki said...

That's Fiona Meng. She was kinda surprised and impressed with Haith :)