Crusader spotlight has been pre-empted tonight to bring you the conclusion of my Wizard World series. I expect that I’ll have plenty of plug posts in April – especially featuring blogs that start with letters that are otherwise hard to come up with A-Z posts for!
After buffet breakfast, (including some sadly uninspiring french toast,) and working on some editing in my hotel room, I packed my things and checked out of the hotel a little before 11am. Carried my suitcase over to the streetcar, and so on to the convention, where I gratefully left it under the care of friends at the Can’t stop the Serenity table, and making a ‘donation to their charitable society’ as thanks. (They were collecting for Equality Now, I’m not sure if I mentioned that last time.)
I enjoyed the Battlestar Galactica panel with the chief and Ellen Tigh – even though there were lots of spoilers about cylons, since I’m still not very far through Galactica season one.
The MC was dressed up as a goth fangirl, and Mark wrestling with her a little at the end and mimed biting her.
I met up with Aaron Douglas at his booth, and he signed the photo op picture and didn’t charge me any extra for it. We chatted a bit about how I was still so behind on Galactica, and how much I’d enjoyed Caprica, which he hadn’t seen yet.
I finally dropped by one of the art booths that I’d noticed with an offer to draw sketches of customers in fantasy outfits, so I have a cardboard sketch of myself as a wizard, which was a bit of a pain getting home as it was too big to fit in my little suitcase. I ended up leaving it poking out of the top of the laptop case, with a plastic grocery bag overtop to give it a little protection.
The fan panelists, (from the Anime North committee?) were all dressed up – there was an Amy Pond, two Tenth Doctors, one Lady Christina de Souza, and a Jack Harkness.
I got lots of photos with the panel members, and also a girl who’d come dressed up as Romana afterwards.
Then I stayed for a little of costuming with the rebel legion, left early to pick up my ‘cargo’ and get to the train.