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Thu Sep 5, 2013 11:13pm

VIP lanyard around my neck, I entered the world of geekdom, and strolled into the SLComicCon. I was in time to hear Mr Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno speak, then I went looking for a rest room. Wall to wall humanity, alienity, monsterocity, and super heroes. Dodging children, strollers, children in strollers, picture takers, picture posers, and costumes out-to-there, I made it to the far side (it's always way over there)

"Hmm," walking past the celebrity tables (autographs) many were empty or only a few celebrities, but there were a couple of people setting up at Adrian's table. "I thought he wasn't supposed to be here until Friday." A little later, business done, I glanced over again, eyes swiveled and stuck like magnets on his broad-shouldered back. I tried really really hard not to stare from 30 feet away (stalkers are frowned upon in this establishment) and forced myself to walk away. There was an artist I wanted to see (knew him years ago, He gave me a doll from Italy) and I needed to get the vouchers for the photo op or autographs (way over there to get out of the exhibit hall, then back track to the escalators (chairs, when available, are my friend). The VIP pass is the best way to go. There was a long line at the VIP registration, but there was no line for the IOU vouchers I had.

Goodies in hand, I went back to the exhibit floor and signed up for the photo with Adrian tomorrow, and asked how paying for the autographs worked. they didn't know. Walking slowly back, I saw some staffers with no celebrity at their table so I got the scoop. Pick a photo and pay at the table, usually cash only (must hit magic money machine before returning)

With no line (AP fans had no idea he would be signing tonight) I walked right up and stared at the selection of photos on the table. I couldn't decide!!!! A lady already there had one in her hand, and I said "I want that one" They laughed, it was her personal picture that she had brought (Duncan lying in the grass after sparring with Graham Ashe. You know the one.) "Everyone wants that one"

So I finally picked one, and he personalized it as I asked. He said okay to the mug, and I slipped some money into the PEACEFund jar they had, shook his hand and walked away. There was one from Endgame that was very nice, but knowing how you all feel about that, I think I'll get that one for me.

that was it. I was beat after almost three hours. How I'm going to make it through the next two days is anybodys guess.

  • don't know what size this is going to belynnanncdc, Thu Sep 5 10:29pm
    Then he asked what CDC stood for, and laughed when I told him. I'm going to have him sign my mug tomorrow (he said he would), I wonder what he'll make of our motto, there can never be only one.
    • And finally, Saturdaylynnanncdc, Sun Sep 8 2:10am
      Springing from bed at the last possible moment, I dressed fast, grabbed stuff, set the DVR for a football game, and headed downtown. The parking was a little more difficult today, as the elevators go ... more
      • What a weekend!!pacemCDC, Mon Sep 9 10:48am
        You did an awesome commentary---it was like I was there with you. So glad you could share the pictures---yummy!! Adrian looks great and I didn't know he had a little boy! What a cutie! Kevin Sorbo... more
        • Adrian has a little girl toolynnanncdc, Mon Sep 9 5:41pm
          Angeliese, a few years older than Royce, but I haven't seen a picture of her yet. When I do , I'll try to share.
        • It has been too long.lynnanncdc, Mon Sep 9 5:26pm
          We need a partay!
          • Heck YES we need a par-tay!SharzCDC, Mon Sep 9 6:42pm
            It's VERY good to see you and hear about your weekend. It would have been so much fun to do that as a clan, eh?
    • SO COOL!MacNairCDC, Sat Sep 7 8:43pm
      And your recap of the vent; also very COOL. Reminds me of Connor's coat! *wink*nudge*giggle* What a faboo trip for you! (Almost as faboo as coming up to see me!)
      • Seeing youlynnanncdc, Sun Sep 8 3:41pm
        was actually tied with Adrian for the highlight of my summer. (and I probably spent the same amount of money, LOL)
        • nah.lynnanncdc, Mon Sep 9 10:43pm
          On further consideration, seeing YOU was the best, Adrian a close second.
    • Friday - let's try this againlynnanncdc, Sat Sep 7 1:55am
      I arrived about 10 am, but the exhibit hall didn't open for VIP's until 11, so I found a comfy seat to wait in the general vicinity of the entrance, with a banana nut muffin. I determined that the... more
      • I've known that, of course, but it stands out looking at your photos --I don't know who most of these people are! Or only barely, like Kevin Sorbo. But I'm so glad you got to experience it all.
    • Thursday. — lynnanncdc, Thu Sep 5 11:13pm
      • well heckAnonymous, Fri Sep 6 11:17pm
        I just spent hours doing friday's runthrough, was adding photos, and somehow deleted it. We are not happy, and it's after midnight. I may try a little later. And it was good too.
      • That is so awesome!lahoffyCDC, Fri Sep 6 4:17pm
        Keep up the commentary, it's almost like being there with you! (Still green, btw!) Love the picture, too!
      • Oh wowpacemCDC, Fri Sep 6 11:24am
        wowowowowowowowow!!! How thrilling. Love the picture!
        • such a wonderful adventure!haydencdc, Sun Sep 8 4:37am
          Thanks so much for sharing it and I'm so very glad you got to go on this wonderful adventure!
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