Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wizard World Highlights

Zander and I are on day two of the Chicago "Wizard World" Convention*. Highlights so far include dinner at Old Warsaw with the Ha brothers and Zander's friend Matt on Thursday, and our inaugural trip to the very classy and very packed Hyatt bar last night, where we schmoozed, etc.

Two strikes against the Con, however. 1) There's no internet access, so our laptop payment machine is useless, and 2) last night the janitors threw away two boxes that we were storing under our table. Aside from the books and equipment that was thrown away, Zander no longer has his huge bag of Red Vines, which he had been meticulously letting air out so that they'd be at the peak of staleness during the con. Tears were shed by all.

I forgot my camera in the boat on my camping trip on Monday, so you're going to have to make do with drawings, like these:

Zander's doing gads of cool sketches, including this one which I managed to sneak back to the hotel room and scan before the buyer came back:


So far the best find of the con is Jeffrey Brown's "Incredible Change-Bots," which inspired at least part of this page of random drawings:


*As of Saturday afternoon I have seen zero wizards.

10 comments:

mrmonkey23 said...

Great stuff, fellas...

BTW, from this, I would have some doubts that your stuff was necessarily thrown out:

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1821505&page=1&nt=3&fpart=1

Donn Ha said...

I got rear ended on my way to the con. Tomorrow I will arrive with many red vines. Or possibly Twizzlers. By train. Nothing ever happens to trains and they run generally on time.

Kevin Cannon said...

Steve -- "[T]heft is a much darker path, down which I do not wish to wander." -- Tennyson

Donn -- I hope you're okay!

Donn Ha said...

I'm fine. It's actually kind of comical. I get tired of waiting for a bus and decide to drive and then get billiard ball rear ended. Kind of a karmic comeuppance for lack of patience.

I will contemplate today's lesson.

Kevin Cannon said...

oh, donn, we're not going to be there on Sunday...

Donn Ha said...

Bah! Bah! Such luck...

Lambo said...

I didn't get to come by the table until Sunday and saw you all were gone. That's what I get for messing around. Ah well, hope the show went well for you all.

Matt Schuster said...

Good to see you guys! Agreed, zero wizards, but we did get a Power Girl and two little kids dressed up as identical Flashes.

BizarroBeachhead said...

Hey, just wanted to drop by and say that my time talking with Zander was the highlight of the con(Sadly, Kevin wasn't there when my friend and I were bugging him). Thanks for the great comics. I'll be looking for you guys at the next one.

Zander Cannon said...

Bizarrobeachhead, I'm sure I had a good time talking with you, too, but I have to say there isn't a lot of helpful information in your photograph here in terms of remembering who you are.

In any case, hopefully I'll be at the next Chicago Con, and I hope to see you there. Whoever you are.