My husband John took me to my first comic book convention – I loved it!
I had computer problems most of last week (a ton of problems with importing photos into WordPress), which is why I couldn’t tell you until now – What a great weekend we had last weekend!
On Saturday, we went to WonderCon. My first ever comic book convention. It was weird and cool and fun. I was surprised at how many actors were there signing autographs. The actor who played Chewbacca was there, and I said hi Lou Ferrigno, too.
But I was even more surprised by how many authors were there! John suggested I talk to them and ask about their experience there, see if having a table at WonderCon is something I should consider (since my book, Unexpected Superhero, comes out this month). I hadn’t thought of that (having never been to a Con and not knowing what to expect) so I didn’t bring any more business cards other than the few in my wallet.
Author Tom King and me. He has a really cool superhero novel out called A ONCE CROWDED SKY. Of course, I had to buy it for my birthday!
Altogether it turned out well. Nearly everyone I talked to was very encouraging – though I was trying not to be embarrassed about looking like a newbie instead of a professional. 😛 (I really didn’t think there would be very many authors there! I didn’t think I needed business cards! Note to self: take them even if you don’t think you’ll hand them out!)
There were so many people dressed up in costumes that ran the gamut from homemade looks that I couldn’t figure out to expensive super-serious renditions of popular characters. Everywhere you looked, there was something interesting to see. Check out this young woman in a Dalek dress. She looked amazing! And there were sooo many young men dressed as Doctor Who – one or two who even looked quite like the actor Matt Smith.
A Dalek dress – so cool!
Me and Wall-E. The robot handler was off to the side making him interact with people. Sometimes he’d let Wall-E sit quietly for awhile so it would surprise people when he started to move!
Easter at the Hollywood Bowl 2013
Then on Sunday, we drove up to LA again to go to Easter services with our friends at the Hollywood Bowl. Our church and some other churches have been renting it out every year for nearly a decade. It’s such a fun experience combining churches for a day – several pastors, a 200-voice choir, a big praise band, kids singing, the Hallelujah Chorus at the end. This year we got to see quite a few of our friends that we hadn’t seen in a long time, as well as spending the whole day with Jill, Karen, and Dwight.
Karen, Jill, Kitty, and John after Easter services at the Hollywood Bowl
It’s usually quite hot by Easter, and everyone is trying really hard not to get a sunburn. But since Easter was in March this year, the weather was perfect – in the 60s, passing clouds, a few chilly breezes in otherwise perfect temperatures. I only got the tiniest bit of sun above the neckline of my dress. Whew! Jill and I burn like toast so we thought it was an even more perfect Easter just for not being hot and sunburned. LOL!
Altogether, it was a wonderful weekend! The perfect end to my birthday week. 🙂