As ever, I had a fabulous time at show, even though Car Drama that
hit two days before I left wiped out 2/3 of my spending money for the
week.Never pleasant when that happens, but nothing to be done but
adjust and go forth - and shower thanks on friends who took care of
your Evening Beverage needs!
For the first time ever I had a camera-like device in hand. I'm
part of my department's mobile strike force, which means I spend a lot
of time moving all over the convention center and off-site in the
execution of my duties. Let's just say 7- to 9-miles walked daily
during show week is not uncommon, and I see a lot.
Turns out I took over 300 on-the-fly picts! No wonder that guy at the other outlet where I streamed most of them for upload here later complained. Here's a small selection. Many of them are crap because they're phone pictures. Do you care? Didn't think you would!
Only wish I had been table to take pics of even more of the fabulous costumes, which were everywhere, maybe slightly more than last year.
Though there are captions embedded in the picts, looks like TypePad still hasn't fixed the hover problem, so you can't see them. Sorry.
By Friday we'd noticed that the Wonder Woman/Flash Bondage Poster that is a key - not to mention HILARIOUS - landmark for me and my peeps had been left behind by DC this year. This kind of screwed up the quick-hit floor gatherings for my peeps, who ended up wandering aimlessly in the DC booth trying to find each other. If DC *truly cared* about the needs of Me, Moiself and My Friends, they'll bring that poster back next year and put it right where it used to be! Heh.
Second random tidbit for this day..Outside of barely enduring the first episode - It's like Midnight's Children but severely dumbed down and the only word I can think of to describe this is stupid okay and also <eye roll> but that's not a word - I've never seen Heroes, so I didn't have a context for the carnival they set up across the street from the center. Friends who do watch the show explained it to me! The thing I noted about the carnival that was clever is how prizes for the games were tickets to the autograph sessions, or various special swag. Nicely done, if for no other reason that doing it that way helped a bit with line control for their events throughout the week. I'm always stunned when a studio has it's game on, big picture wise, at show. 'Cuz usually they don't.