Listening to: My neighbors' bass
Reading: "Ratha's Creature" by Clare Bell
Yesterday I drove down to Madison for Wizard World Con to see the Cinema Snob. Brad Jones and his wife Laura were both there, both very chill awesome people. And more important, Brad is already acquainted with "Deadly Weapons!" Godspeed a review....
But I digress.
How was the con?
To be honest, it was overpriced for what it was. I understand that they probably need to charge a lot, to afford stars from "Star Trek" and "Harry Potter." (I saw Uhura's actress, Nichelle Nichols, but was too cheap/shy to actually go to her stand. Kevin Sorbo and Neville Longbottom were no longer there.) Though I was only at the con for a few hours, the fact that those few hours were Saturday evening, is telling enough. There was a good enough crowd, and plenty in the vendor room to look at, but overall it did not feel like a $70.00 con. At the risk of sounding like a stan, I'm glad I misread the price before driving two hours, or else I may not have gone, and wouldn't have met one of my favorite YouTubers.
So is Wizard World Con worth it? I would say, only if someone you really want to see is going. Otherwise, I'd personally skip it next time.
In other news, we got snow first thing December for once! Snow has been gradually returning to December over the last few years, but this is the first time I recall it being right on schedule in a decade or two. And last night happened to be the first night of Hanukkah as well.
Personal projects are coming along, though not as speedily as I'd like. I'm realizing that if I'm gonna have a booth at cons next year, or even two years from now, I should really get cranking on some art other than memes and chibi Hogwarts Avengers.
Happy second day of Hanukkah, and have a good one! Chrome out.