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Monday, May 30, 2011

Phoenix Comicon Recap

Prepare for a lengthy post :-)




Hello lovelies! As you can tell by my title I went to Phoenix Comicon this weekend. It was my first time at any convention and let me tell you, it was a blast! Now, unto the gory details. :)
Friday. We (my best friend and I! See IMM #3) arrived around 10:30 am and made our way to the Exhibitions Hall. Oh boy! I have never seen so many people doing so much wacky stuff! We got us some souvenirs (posters of fab movies) and proceeded to walk the lines. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment. I really do mean enjoyment. 



Next, we made our way upstairs, searching for some of the panels. Before settling in any of the rooms, we made ourselves some cool accessories. Yes, that is a wand and yes, that is a tiara. 
Then, we headed to the panels. We met up with Shesten of I Heart Monster and shared a few words. She’s a sweetie and I loved the fact that I “met” her through her blog first. 
We went to a few panels, staying only long enough to grab a word of wisdom or two. After all, there was just too much to see and we wanted it all. 

Fairy Tales in the 21st Century was by far one of my favorite panels. The lovely ladies Jordan Summers, Aprilynne Pike, and Janni Lee Simner were fabulous and fun! So much wisdom for a newbie writer such as I. I had the chance to talk to Aprilynne afterwards. I met her a few months back and was so glad to see she hasn’t forgotten me! (Yes, a fan girl moment if you must). Have you read Illusions yet? It's amazing! :-) 
We ended up leaving early to head over to Body Worlds, but came back for the Zombie Walk and Amateur Voice night. 

Saturday. Heading over to the convention center around 10:30 am we made it to a few awesome panels. Of course that’s Paul Cornell! I could listen to him talk all day! :) After Robert Duncan McNeil we headed to the ballroom for some Spock fun! Yes, Leonard Nimoy in all his awesomeness! I have to say, that man is not only talented but hilarious! Aaron Douglas was next on our list and then we had to find some food. The need was overwhelming. 

Overall, Phoenix Comicon was a great experience. It definitely helped with my “missing-BEA-blues.” Of course, spending time with my best friend made it even better! 

Hope you enjoyed my little recap. I honestly could go on forever just talking about all the costumes we saw, but I rather not. Pictures speak louder than words! 






Now, I must get back to work! Slacker me! 
Much love, 
Valia



4 comments:

Leigh said...

Looks like you had a blast! I'd love to go to one of those conventions where people dress up.
Soooo cool.

Leigh

I Heart Monster said...

Yes, it was so great to meet you! And I'm stoked that you had a great time :o)

Fiktshun said...

This event looks like it was a lot of fun! Loved the pictures you shared. Have got to go to these if they ever have one near me!

Glad you got a chance to go, even if you missed BEA!

Valia Lind said...

@Fiktshun You definitely should!! It helped with the BEA blues, and made me laugh outloud more than a dozen times a minute :-)

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