We went to the con on Saturday. I hadn't been to any sci-fi or comic convention since high school, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was fantastic! There were lots of talented artists there, as well as vendors selling interesting, geeky things. I also saw Lando Calrissian. I thought it would be creepy/stalkery to take a photo of Billy Dee Williams from a few feet away, so I don't have one. Sorry. Still, it was kind of cool to see Lando in person. I was already familiar with one of the artists I met there. Her name was Karen Hallion, and I have a few t-shirts with her work on it.
|I have this on a blue tee.|
A lot of people were dressed up in amazing costumes that obviously took a lot of effort. My friends' daughter wanted photos of quite a few of them. People were always very nice about having their picture taken. Sometimes they'd strike a pose. I know I'd think it was neat if I dressed up and people thought it was so cool that they wanted a photo. The con had a great atmosphere. It's wonderful that people can celebrate stuff that they love with other people who love the same. Ray Bradbury once advised, "Love what YOU love." That sentiment was in abundance. Now that I'm addicted to Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, maybe one day I'll be able to convince my friends to cosplay as the Endless with me- as long as I get to be Death.
On Sunday, we went to Swan Point Cemetery to visit the grave of H.P. Lovecraft. The cemetery is enormous. We had to drive around a bit before we found him.
|"I am Providence."|
Leaving the cemetery, we drove past Brown's stadium. I had never seen it before. I think this amused my friends a great deal. IN MY DEFENSE...the stadium isn't very close to campus, and I was always competing on Saturdays when they held football games. Truthfully, I don't like college football, so I never would have gone, anyway. It was nice to be back in my old stomping ground. I miss the area very much.
Some other highlights from the weekend? My friends came up with my ultimate Jeopardy board- Jane Austen, photography, and bars in New England. My friends' daughter does great high fives. One time she told me to put my hand higher. She jumped up to reach it, yelling "SKYSCRAPER FIVE!" She's awesome like that. It was a fun weekend.