So this past weekend I went to the Washington State Convention Center to attend Emerald City Comicon.
To sum the entire experience up, it was AMAZING.
I got to meet Wil Wheaton again and have him sign my Brass Tome Journal. I had a little bit of a squee moment when he remembered me from when he signed the Metronome Lever Journal at PAX last year. That was awesome with a side of so much epicness. He drew a picture of a dragon. I also bought Sunken Treasure and The Day After and Other Stories from him, which he graciously signed as well.
I picked up an awesome Baffler from Chris Yates. Its name is Dragon Breath Fountain. Its simply beautiful. I got it for Trista as a surprise, because a) she let me go to the con and b) loves loves loves her puzzles. She was very happy when I gave it to her; and she proceeded to dump it out and solve it in about 5 min. She still loves it and agrees with me that its gorgeous.
I also picked up a book from Joel Watson at Hijinks Ensue, God Speed You Fancy Bastard, a book from Angela Melick at Wasted Talent, We Are The Engineers, and the Boilerplate Unpublished Graphic Novel by Paul Guinan. In addition I bought a beautiful Cthulhu tea cup by Erin Middendorf.
I also got to meet a lot of people who loved the Brass Tome. I happened to be carrying it around with me for most of the con because I needed space in my backpack for all of the awesome stuff that I bought. After that I have a renewed vigor to get the Gearskull Studios Etsy store up and running. Which is seriously the next thing that I am doing. I was awed and humbled by everyone’s compliments. I just like making the journals but knowing that other people dig my work was just the best thing ever.
I also got a lot of sketches in my journals from some artists that I really admire.
Scott Kurtz of PvP drew Skull the Troll for me looking totally bad-ass and maybe a little sketchy (get it sketchy… ha..yeah that was lame…..)
David Malki of Wondermark drew an amazing Rhinoceros Gentleman making a rather discomfiting statement. Which is awesome.
And finally last, but certainly not least, Jeph Jacques from Questionable Content drew me a really nice sketch of Marigold. Ive been a fan of QC for many years and getting to meet Jeph was really really cool.
So yeah Emerald City Comicon was a huge success for me and I had a great time. It was just a blast. I got to meet so many cool and interesting people that I’ll definitely be going back next year.