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Phoenix Comicon 2017 LOOT! by MarkHoofman Phoenix Comicon 2017 LOOT! by MarkHoofman
As you may know judging by the recent artwork I posted, I yet again returned to my amazing local comic convention, Phoenix Comic Con! :D (Big Grin) 

This is one HELL of a year, because it was one of the best, and also one of the strangest ones too. So basically I'm saying a lot, and I mean a LOT of great things happened, but also something REALLY bad happened that ruined the con for a lot of people. :( (Sad) 

On Thursday May 25, the first day of the convention, around 4:00-5:00 P.M just shortly after me and my friends left the convention for the day, Scottsdale police arrested a man who managed to slip past security armed with 4 pistols, 1 shotgun, two knifes, throwing stars, and full on body armor! Fear 

However, the story gets even creepier with what the armed man was going to do, especially a mere couple days after the bombings in Manchester. His name was Matthew Sterling (who I make fun of by saying he looks like a reject member of KISS), who was posting pictures of the security guards in the Exhibitor Hall and Hall of Heroes as "targets" on Facebook he would kill before assinating one of the celebrates attending the con, Jason David Frank *The Original Green Ranger*! :o (Eek) 

Because of this, ALL prop weapons were banned for the rest of the convention and at each entrance into the convention security was tighter than ever, it was like going through airport security that bitter Friday morning standing out in the boiling Arizona heat... CURSE YOU! 

Another thing that happened was Ultrasabers, a major lightsaber company I formerly bought lightsabers from, was kicked out of the convention for not only pissing off loyal customers like me, but also pissing off the director of the Convention, Matthew Solberg, for treating us like crap and refusing to follow the new policy in wrapping any weapon related item in plastic bags or boxes after being warned not once, not twice, but FOUR times before they were finally kicked out of the convention by Matthew Solberg and the Phoenix Police Department!

Luckily at the remaining days of convention, the security process sped up rapidly and things turned out great in the end! Hug 

Got to meet Sean Schemmel *Goku, King Kai, Nail, LUCARIO Love , etc.*, Chris Sabat *Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, etc.*, Curtis Armstrong *Dan, Snot, Booger, etc.*, and Alan Tudyk *K2SO, Ludo, King Candy/Turbo, Duke Weaselton (BOTH), etc.*!

In terms of loot, I got two replica sabers from the legendary Randy Johnson (Korbanth) who was such a thrill to meet in person, an awesome Lucario and Umbreon plush, some 501st advice since I'm enlisting next year, and three beautiful Steven Universe posters from :iconsamanthasawyer: and Lauren Knott! I am a dummy! 

No loot related to :icontoonempire24:'s World War Chaos this year unfortunately, but maybe I'll have some luck at San Diego Comic Con this year! :D (Big Grin) 

Champa's figure STILL hasn't released in America yet, so I wasn't able to get one in person since no one had him. He was released in August last year, so maybe S.H. Figuarts are behind or something. :| (Blank Stare) 

Hope you all enjoy, I'll post some more loot I got later! ;) (Wink)
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ToonEmpire24 Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some tough moments and great experiences.  At least you have these wonderful treasures. :)
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MarkHoofman Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Artist
You do!? :wow:

What does it look like? :)
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ToonEmpire24 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll show you later on note.  :)
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