Last weekend was the 2013 Boston Comic Con (redux). This was a special con, because it was my son’s very first–and he LOVED it.
The Chief dressed up as a Jawa, and was very excited to do so, since he had been waiting for this event since April (because of the Boston Marathon bombing, it had been postponed). As we walked along the pier of the Seaport/World Trade Center in Boston, he got so many waves and “Woo Tee Nee!”s that it really made his day. My costume started out as a base “burlesque” costume, which I heavily embellished until it became a Steampunk “Mistress of Keys” costume. I made my very first hat, which I was very pleased with.
We went to BCC for both days, and I’m glad we did. It was very nice to be able to walk around, rest a bit, walk some more. The Chief, once he realized we could do this, relaxed and really enjoyed things. He absolutely loved seeing all the other Star Wars costumes. Especially those that were part of the SW “static” display.
It was great getting to meet so many artists and writers who I had known from Facebook and online. I especially loved meeting and chatting with Christopher Golden, Mike Mignola, Yaya Han, the writer and artists of SKY PIRATES (all ages comic that looks like a lot of fun), Neal Adams (yeah, sorry about the lobster palm…I SWEAR I washed my hands after lunch!), Madeleine Holly-Rosing, and artist Kurt Einhaus (I wish I could have bought every piece). And I know I’m forgetting a whole lot of folks. Like the guys from Doctor Atlantis. It was also great running into friends! I left feeling inspired to work on my comics and art, which was both a good and bad thing (I have no time!).
Of course, for a ham like me, BCC (and other cons like it) is perfect to let my ego go free. “Can I take your picture?” I’m sorry…I love hearing those words. I heard them many times over the weekend. I liked that people were doing pieces on families at Comic Con, and so many people wanted pics of both me and my son together.
And of course, I got to do a couple of my favorite things: buy presents (only a couple…), and make a little mischief. All in good fun!
CONTEST!!!! Soooo…. if you could dress as any character, who would it be? OR if you could meet any artist or writer at a con, who would it be? And WHY? You have to say why or you are disqualified. Answer this question in the comments OR on my Facebook page, and you will be entered to win this signed (Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart), limited edition Hellboy 20 Years print.
And now, some photos…