Well, the weekend was spent in geek heaven. Saturday we got up early and met Ed and Candace at Joe's for breakfast and then we headed up in the fit to the Phoenix Comic Con. It was lots of people, lots of fun, awesome artists and a good time. My goals for the event were to meet ( Randy Mulholland )
. Randy is awesome.
He is really sweet and funny and a very luvable guy. Not the asshole you think he could be from reading his comic and that is good. Mel and I got some fan art and got to chat with Spike of Templar, AZ
. It was Spike's first trip to the AZ and that was cool. Her comic is odd and I'm still trying to figure it out but the art is fun and the sepia tones are really neato. We also got to show off the cool works of Travis Hanson of Bean Leaf Press
, his sketches are amazing, fun world and just a great guy. He was teamed up with another artist on some art work which we bought and a kids book. It was nice.
My biggest thing I wanted to do was to get to meet Wil Wheaton and to see Levar Burton and Jonothan Frakes of ST:TNG. Well, we went to The Guild
Panel with Wil and Felicia Day. Mel and all of us were cracking up with the commentary from both of Wil and Felicia. I had never seen the Guild and they made us want to. Such fun. I got in line to see Wil after the panel. I stood outside and ( knit. )
Mel and the gang had went to get us lunch and I waited in line. Got to meet Wil and I think I wasn't too fangirl. Had a really good chat with him, told him that he was totally awesome and got me into MST3K and other things and that his blog was lots of fun. Then I explained that he should ready Yarn Harlot
and he said he'd look her up. Then we got a picture taken together and Adam Douglas of BSG took the picture. Now unlike everyone else at the con, Wil was not charging for autographs and that is cool. So, here we are.
Then it was off for lunch and meeting lots more other people including ( Ms. Alina Pete )
. So cute and so awesome. By about 4pm we were all tuckered out. There were lots of people and lots of sites including a really cool Voltron
. We got home and had dinner at Sweet Tomatoes. Right before dinner we hit gamestop and Picked up Borderlands
and Red Dead Redemption
. Mel played to former at mughi's and luved it. I wanted RDR since I started seeing commercials for it. Mel played Borderlands till latish after dinner and I read comics.
Sunday was video and video game day. I played RDR and learned that I need more practice at shooting games. I'm not sure the the pan and scan camera thingy and well, I need work on that. Though my horse skills are improving. Then in the afternoon we got the netflix working on the xbox and watched all of The Guild
and then Dr. Horrible
. So good. Mel hadn't seen DR. H. and well, he needed to. I went to bed earlyish I guess and read for a while.
I have finished The Nun's Tale
by Candace Robb, book 11 of the year. Though do I get to count trade paperbacks of comics? Templar, AZ Book 1 and 2
so book 12 of the year. I then started Gale Force
by Rachel Caine. All good. Mel stayed up way late playing borderlands.
I slept way too much and was kinda grumpy but eh. I played more RDR and then showered and started work on my A&S project for baronial. I got the first miniature sketched today. I'm hoping to be painting on it by kingdom A&S collegium. Maria and David were over working on armor and other stuff. Mel made meat in the smoker and I did root veggies on the grill and blueberry crumble. Richard brought STRAWBERRY!!! ice cream (the emphasis is real, it is that STRAWBERRY!!!). Good night and then I headed to scribble to ink my stuff I sketched all afternoon.
Now its getting a bit late and I need to go to bed. Gonna hopefully be an okay week. We shall see.