Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Toronto ComiCON - March 10th-11th, 2012

It's been a while since I've done this. Haven't blogged in four months. Haven't been to a convention in like 6 1/2 months. I miss the cons. Blogging, meh. Seems like a once in a while thing, nowadays.

So, the Toronto ComiCON was this past weekend. Sadly, I was only there for the Saturday. Had to work on Sunday. I would have liked to have been there for the second day, but it was not to be.

Because of my limited time there, I didn't really plan for too much to do at the con, like I normally would (regarding sketches). I was looking at the comics I haven't put away in months. I have some copies of the Wolverine and the X-Men #1 and The Incredible Hulk #1 Blank Sketch Covers. I wasn't really up for any Hulk sketches, but I put a couple of those Wolverine covers to use. Although I have photos of them, I don't plan on showing them off right now, because they are currently being sent to CGC for grading and encapsulation under the Signature Series label. I'll show them off when I get them back. I could show them, but I just won't for now. =P

There is one by Phil Jimenez, and one by Ty Templeton (which is absolutely fantastic, if you haven't already seen it).

I would like to send out a huge "Thank You!" to Debra, for being the witness for the sketches being sent to CGC (mine and Danny's). Also, if it wasn't for her generous offer, I wouldn't have been able to obtain a sketch by George Perez!

Sketches aside, the start of the day, was getting to the con around 7am, and helping set up the All New Comics booth. Seems like tradition now, which I enjoy.

After the set up, and after the sketches, the rest of the convention was really to get books signed, which didn't really take that long to get done.

At about 2pm, I actually left the convention, to head to the Loose Moose. They are having  the "17 Days of St. Patrick's Day," where they give away stuff each day (mainly through Facebook and Twitter). I was one of the winners of their Day 2 giveaway, which was a Steamwhistle bottle opener and 2 bottles of Steamwhistle beer. It's one of these.

I made my way back to the con, to check out the first sketch duel (Paolo Rivera vs. Yanick Paquette). It gave me some time to sit, and hopefully to win one of the pieces. I didn't win.

After picking up the rest of Danny's sketches, we took off, to get home for our little brother's birthday party (his birthday was the day before).

Aside from some congested aisle-ways (which I am really losing the patience for those people that walk so damn slow, and stop in the middle of the aisle-ways, instead of taking that step closer to the booths/dealers), it was a good show. It was really busy (hence, those congested aisle-ways), which is definitely a good sign for this show getting bigger.

It was good seeing all the familiar faces. Until next time...