A few pictures from Day One of Montreal Comicon, for your entertainment:
If you’ve read my story Blue Light Special, you know how much I wish I’d been able to save up for one of these.
This con is filled with awesome artwork and things made by people instead of machines. Today, I bought a d20 keychain for Ryan, and a Batman light switch plate for my nephew, who would be named Batman if my sister had listened to me. I’ll try to get some pictures of some of those things tomorrow.
Until then, here’s a couple of awesome things I saw at my table when I was signing things and meeting people:
The best part of this is the next picture. The second best part of this is that I knew how to spell bat’letH from memory.
So this lady was really nice, and I didn’t want to hassle her too much, but I couldn’t get my camera to focus correctly when I was trying to take the picture on her face (while cropping out most of her because not everyone wants their face seen by millions of people on some nerd’s blog, you know). She’d brought this comic for me to sign, though, so I knew exactly what needed to happen:
I’m pretty sure that this is going into my Sparks McGee headcanon.
There was this print, which was done by a local artist called Kanthara:
Big Bang Theory is even more popular here in Canada than it is in America, and almost as popular as it is in Australia. I got to talk to a lot of kids who love it, and the FAQ of the day was “Will you do more episodes?” The answer is, “if they ask me, I will say ‘yes.’”
I also had a wonderful discussion with some college students who wanted to talk about getting treatment for Depression after they read my post via Reddit. I’m so glad that I decided to speak publicly about it, and how I deal with it, because when they left my table, I felt like I’d helped a guy make a decision to get help for himself so he didn’t have to suffer any more. I sincerely hope that he’s not the only one.
Finally, I made a pair of custom Cards Against Humanity cards.
I got the question pretty quickly, but I couldn’t come up with an answer card, so I asked her who her favourite celebrity was:
I had to remind her, “you asked me to do this.” She seemed okay with it.