So if you're here in central Florida, try to get out there today or tomorrow. Jewel Staite is there, PLUS... James Hance. You know, the artist behind Wookiee the Chew? And this is his first convention EVER, and he brought SO MUCH STUFF, and it is all SO CHEAP.
My very own original James Hance! Of Sir Didymus & Ambrosius from Labyrinth! Ah! [faints]
Hance was crazy sweet about it, though, even trying to give me some free stuff for the give-away board here. (But I still paid.) And he was wearing a black Ghostbusters jumpsuit with HANCE embroidered on it, so... yeah. THE COOLEST.
The rest of the shopping at Fanboy is fantastic, too. John and I spent more money in 6 hours there than we did in 4 DAYS at Dragon Con. And it wasn't all to James Hance, I promise.
(Pictures of John's newly renovated Man Cave will be coming soon, btw. I have a hunch you guys will approve.)
And finally, I have to show you our favorite convention souvenir, which seriously made me a little teary.
What started as a joke with our friend Charlie - "wouldn't it be funny to start an artists' version of Telephone? Where everyone sketches for five minutes before passing it on?" - turned into a real thing, as Charlie immediately started drawing. Then he passed it on to Danny. Who passed it on to Nathan. Who passed it on to Bianca.
Bianca brought it back to us, at which point there was much squealing, and then John & I took over, quickly enlisting more artists to fill in the remaining spaces.
Aaaannnnd... here it is:
Now I want to do this at every con. (What have you done, Charlie?!)
A million thanks to all our artist friends - some of whom we just met today! - for doing this. If any of you go to Fanboy today or tomorrow, give 'em all a smooch for me... but say it's from John. ;)
And here's a list of everyone who contributed:
Epbot - Charles Thurston
Claptrap - Danny Haas
Wall-E & Eve - Nathan Szerdy
Iron Giant - John Pinto
R2 - James Hance
Batteries Not Included - Bianca Roman-Stumpff
K-9 - Kate Carlton
Portal Turret - Josh Dykstra
Dalek - Victoria Gedvillas
V.I.N.CENT & B.O.B. - Andrew "Drone" Cosson
Ok, nerdy weekend projects are calling my name! Happy Saturday, everyone!