as we got off the plane, the crisp chill in the air reminds me I haven't packed properly, i can hear my little Mom, "bring some warmies" and no, i didn't.
that didn't stop us from getting on the cable car (with a pile of Buddhist monks in bright orange) and heading for Fisherman's Wharf:
we ate delicious Dungeoness crab sandwiches and
headed back to our Tenderloin district hotel.
(a neighboring marquee) :
we walked over to the Mosconne Center where CHarles and the rest of the Comic Book Defense League was toiling away to set up the WonderCon booth:
look at this architecture we saw on the way:
Charles had a favorite Chinese place near the complex and someone, not me, ordered this dish that is nick-named "SuperBacon"...
we went to an art opening in North Beach area and i was inspired by the FOURTEEN YEAR-OLD photographer, Mister Larson..
Charles and Drew on the night street.
first day of Con:
stormtroopers, getting ready for Mark Hamill's appearance...Carrie Fisher comes on Saturday:
Pam, our old friend, called me with the electrifying words "do you want to go to the sneak IMAX showing of WATCHMEN??"
i said YES immediately, but then found out it was a midnight for the almost three hour film. The ever-smart Jill Thompson said,
save it and go support the box office. With heavy heart, I didn't go. but oh, i wanted to. (i awoke to a text from Pam, STUNNING) All I want to know, did they put Bubastis in??!?
the incredibly talented artist Dave Johnson sketched in our booth, his lines are so economical...
I even signed a few of my comic SUGAR in the Tori Amos COMIC BOOK TATTOO collection.
you know that made me goofily happy.
FAIRIES!! these sassy ladies from SLeeping Beauty made my day:
and just who is this steam punk?
We had a very successful Friday, I tried unsucessfully to post this blog, the hotel firewalls were tough! so I have another one to post shortly, with photos from
days 2 and 3, before I head off to the east coast for Neil and Charles' NYC BLUEBERRY GIRL signing. more details to follow.
thanks to Boss for all the twittering about the Con, I met quite a few of you followers!