Thursday, May 2, 2013

Old School Con Report - c2e2 2013

High light: Running into and catching up with old college buddies, professional colleagues, and spending time with one of my best buddies.

Low light: Not spending more time with the various groups that came down on Saturday.

Best experience: Dinner at a small cantina followed by three hours of nostalgia courtesy of Galloping Ghost arcade.

Worst experience: Having to walk even farther to get non-ballpark priced food options.

Best bargain (had to buy it, no freebies): The 5 for $25 Marvel booth was out of stock finally. But the "double feature" DVD of Cast A Deadly Spell and Witch Hunt for $10 was worth it.

Best freebie: Not much in the way of freebies this year, though I will always welcome a free tote bag.

Best Photo Op: Best bet for getting pictures was out front of the exhibition hall.

Most welcome surprise: Running out of cards both days of the show. Here's hoping something comes of it.

Most unwelcome surprise:  No DC booth. You'd think they would be pushing the hell out of Man of Steel.

Best costume:  Though I didn;t see him directly, the 9 foot tall Jack Skellington on stilts was awesome.

Best costume try: There was a Hit Girl that was maybe 5 that was adorable and murderous.

Most amusing costume: A lot of good mashups this year. Too close to call.

Coolest booth: The collective, because my old college buddy aaron Hoffman was working it!

Strangest moment: Watching two guys in suits from the banker's convention wander into the hall. 

Favorite item available in the Exhibit Hall: The Oregon Trail/zombie mashup.

Stuff bought:
Jonah Hex trades
Marvel Star Wars trades
All-Star Western
American Vampire
Cast a Deadly Spell DVD

Stuff got for free:
Marvel coasters
Mouse Guard comics
Awesome costume shots
Ren Fair tickets

Stuff that was wanted that was unavailable:
Atomic Robo trades

Things to buy after c2e2:
The rest of the Atomic Robo collection

Best Quote: "These are our costumes!"  - the misplaced bankers