So, I just left you with the visions of what Comic Con looks, feels and smells like.
Now, let’s move along to its heart.
Shopping. My favorite.
First, my son bought himself some new Minecraft souvenirs. My daughter purchased t-shirts and art books. My husband purchased his comics and graphic novels.
We got so many awesome books for free. This is always my favorite part. Is there a more beautiful word in the English language, other than, “free”?
I also got to meet one of my favorite authors, Daniel Abraham.
Lines are long. Long. We wanted to make sure we got to the book signing by Daniel Abraham. We got there twenty minutes early. Just a bit later, he showed up. He is actually pretty good looking.
Since we were first in line and they were not starting yet, we were able to speak to him for a bit. He was so cool! They gave us the first book free. I have read his other series. I have not read this one. Yet. I just started it.
My husband, of course, has read them all.
He was saying to someone that his old assistant went to George R.R. Martin and if you needed to speak to her, she is the one who answers the phone.
So, I quipped, “and what would that number be?”
He chuckled and then told me that George R.R. Martin’s number used to be listed in the white pages. Can you believe it? I need to be a better stalker. It was a very cool experience.
After that, I went back to stalking:
We stopped by one of my favorite artist’s booths. Rhode Montijo. It is always a pleasure to see him and his lovely wife. For the past two years, I have purchased his original drawings (future post to come). This year, he did not bring any. He was focusing on his book The Halloween Kid. I was sad, but very happy for him that his book is doing so very well.
My husband found the neatest artist during one of my “time-outs.” His name is Martin Hsu. He purchased this really cool snake painting. My daughter purchased his art book. I later got to meet him. He was the sweetest. Lovely man. And I love the painting we purchased from him.
We stopped by Becky and Frank’s booth. They are the creator’s of a Comic, called Tiny Kitten Teeth. We purchased a little llama painted to look like a tree creature. Oh my gosh! I love it so much! I will do a post about some of their art in my home in the future.
They are the sweetest couple that has ever walked this Earth. I am not kidding. To meet them, is to smile.
I also stopped by Patara Vuduberi booth. She sell prints of her work on Etsy. I purchased two more originals from her. She was also so nice. I am so bummed I did not get a picture with her. Next time! I am very happy to have her art in our home. I love the fantasy pictures she creates.
I also picked up this cute mushroom from Wool Buddy. I just adore his felt creations.
It was so much fun. I am glad all of our artwork we purchased was small. I am running out of wall space here!
Tomorrow I will post about my best experience at Comic Con. Until then, have a great day!