Before we get into the photo recap from the two conventions, I have a special announcement for an event of our own. The Comic Book Swap Meet returns early 2015. January 31st to be exact. More details will be announced as things fall into place. This will be our biggest show here on the Olympic Peninsula yet. Just another step towards building our own nerd con here in our corner of the world. Check out the post from the last Comic Book Swap Meet back in August HERE! Stay tuned for the latest!
|Here is Avalon's table at the OCE. They had a lot of great stuff!|
|Here is my good friend Blythe's booth. She does some really kick ass painted glassware, with nerdy themes! Check out her Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyChan She does do custom commissions!!|
|Some of Blythe aka Nerdy Chan's glassware...|
|Vendors...Lots of comic books...We love comics.|
|Veregge doing a little shopping.|
|Did I mention that Lauderdale Cosplay and www.thestevestrout.com shared a table at the show to promote ourselves? Here's Lauderdale having a little fun with us. Go follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LauderdaleCosplay and watch for her print store to open soon. Be sure to drop her a line and say hi. She has a ton of potential and I 100% support and endorse Lauderdale in her cosplay endeavors.|
|Lauderdale enjoying a little down time. Playing League Of Legends.|
|If you follow this page, or attended the last Comic Book Swap Meet, you probably remember John Campbell. He's working on a Comic Book that we should see in the not too distant future. You will definitely hear about it here.|
|John busy at work on some fantastic sketches. Go friend him on Facebook to keep up on his art and what he's got going on. Watch for him at a show in your area too.|
|JEFFREY VEREGGE! This guy is blowing up. He is one of my current comic artists. He has been doing cover art for series like IDW's Judge Dredd and G.I. Joe as of late, with a ton of other huge projects. He also might just be joining us at the Comic Book Swap Meet in January! I can't be more excited to have him on the show, and to call him a friend. Great artist, and even nicer guy. Go look at his website at www.jeffryveregge.com and go back and see our interview we did earlier this year if you haven't already here: http://www.thestevestrout.com/2014/05/interview-with-artist-jeffrey-veregge.html |
Overall this was a fun show. I'm hoping for a better turn out at the next one. I'm ready to put some work in to make it happen!
|Though I was only able to make it one day to Geek Girl Con (October 11-12, 2015 at the Convention Center in Seattle) , I had a blast. I didn't expect a huge turnout because this show took place the same weekend as New York Comic Con, but ....|
|THEY HAD A HUGE TURNOUT as you can see from this photo!|
|Vendor hall was packed...|
|The hall filled up for Abi and Kit's "Working With Worbla" panel...The panel was very informative. I felt inspired to design something and I don't cosplay!|
|Go follow Abi and Kit on their fan pages... Abi Sue Cosplay and Kit Cosplay|
|speaking of cosplay....|
|There were a ton of amazing costumes at Geek Girl Con. If anyone knows who any of these cosplayers are, send me their info. I'd like to connect to them!|
|Another Quailman sighting. Did a few photos for my friend and new cosplayer John. Go check his cosplay page: https://www.facebook.com/JNutterCosplay And if you see him at a show say hi!|
|This Iron Man suit was excellent!|
|This guy put a ton of time and work into this.|
|This was very cool. Check out the axe! AMAZING!|
|Beautiful Xena cosplay!|
|Superb Captain America. The shield was awesome! Like I said, if you know any of these cosplayers, get me connected. I'd like follow their work.|
Stay tuned for Comic Book Swap Meet info, coverage of the Bellingham Comic Con, and some great interview with some awesome guests...along with Kit's column and some great comic reviews from Joe David Thompson.
Until next time...