Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5 Things I Learned at Comic Con

1. Wear comfortable shoes and if you don't be prepared for a special kind of hell.

I suppose this is self explanatory but you wouldn't believe the number of girls (and guys too!) I've seen limping around about halfway through the day. I firmly believe that if someone set up a booth selling flip flops they would make a killing!

2. Epson salt and ice is your friend.

This is a little trick that I learned from a fellow author who has been to many more comic cons than me. If you ignore number 1 and wear your crazy shoes, Epson salt will save you. Run a hot bath and put a good helping of salt in. Soak your feet. If you do wear good shoes your feet will still hurt, just not as bad. In that case, a good ice bath will do wonder for them!

3. People watching is the best sport ever.

There are so many people who put so much time and effort in their costumes. Getting to see them is

the best part of comic con! There are also the inevitable what-the-heck-were-they-thinking costumes. I have definitely seen more than my fair share of those!

4. Take a chance.

If you want to cosplay, do it. If you want to dress up like some obscure character from a show only you will know, do it. If you decide you want to be a jedi Disney princess, do it too! (and yes I've got that costume hanging in my closet! LOL!) There are no wrong answers. Creativity comes in all shapes and forms.

5. Comic Con people are some of the best people!

I have met some of the nicest, most talented people at comic con. They'll go out of their way to help when you need it (thanks to the lovely volunteers that watch our booth so we can go run and eat, etc!). It's like a lovely, weird, extended family and I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Comic Cons and a Second Attempt

At least I'm sure as heck going to try to keep them coming. It's a new year and I will do my best to keep this blog at least somewhat updated...I promise.

We had a crazy year though most of it involved hospitals and doctors' offices so I won't bore you with the details. I did get to attend Denver Comic Con in May which was crazy and exhausting to say the least!  And of course we had to make all new costumes for it, because:

No, no, it's an event! We (by we, I mean Amanda Strong, DelSheree Gladden, and I) decided to go as a steampunk version of one of our characters, Disney jedi princesses, and 50s style Doctor Who.

We also attended Santa Fe Comic Con which was a blast and I got to meet Mike Welch...such a sweetheart!

This last month we did Albuquerque again though Sheree couldn't join us and we missed her terribly! So much fun and so many fabulous people!!  I won't tell you how badly I embarrassed myself with Jason David Frank when the amazing Jim Burlson personally introduced me to him. Let's just say I was speechless and I can always talk!!  Here I am in my little Green Ranger happiness stupor.

So that's my catch up post in a nutshell. I've got lots to say but if I don't divide it into more than one post I'll never have anymore posts at all! LOL! Talk to you later!