Okay big post ahead! Here we go. Here’s my time at the Bakersfield comic con!
I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect too much at this con. I was apprehensive at going to Bakersfield. I’m glad I went! There was a HUGE crowd there. It felt more packed than Zappcon (but Zappcon was for two days. This one was only for one day, and that was only for about (6 hours). But it was Fantastic!
There was SO MUCH merchandise and comics! And the Cosplayers—My goodness–
Foxy, sans, Twilight Sparkle, a child Link, Howl and Sophie (with a baby too ), Obi-wan, Black Widow– It was phenomenal. But that’s not the reason why I went, I went for
STAN SAKAI * fanboy squeel *. Okay, so I’m a fan of Usagi Yojimbo and I wanted him to sign my tea mug. AND HE DID !
(It got smudged a bit on the way home D:. But I refuse for that to detract from my enjoyment of it!) Now I need to buy a second mug to enjoy my tea in, lol. Oh man. AND HE HAD PINS! You know I’d be all over that. I bought one, of course.
And I got book three of Usagi Yojimbo. He even signed that ! This volume had “A Mother’s Love” in it. It’s funny—I didn’t even realized it when I bought it. I even complemented Stan of that story too. I’m glad it worked out that THAT book would be signed.
Also, there was Sergio Aragonés here. One of Stan’s colleagues/friends (I got a comic from him, singed too!) and by Mike Kazaleh creator of Captain Jack. To be honest, I’m not too familiar with either one’s comics. But it was enjoyable to see them nonetheless.
Also here’s some other merch I got. There was cels there even from Winnie the Pooh and Goof Troop. I got this one.
It’s from the Anime “Fighting Spirit.” I haven’t watch it, but this cell grabbed my attention, so I decided to by it. Guess I should watch it now too.
This pin I plan to color in actually. The guy who made these also makes duck tape wallets using comic book art. And with the left over pieces, he turns into pins. I guess he decided to take some Calvin and Hobbes strips and make pins of it. I’m glad he did.
There was a good turnout of artist there. Even some from Zappcon were there. Like ccayco.deviantart.com/ and www.dragonchild.net/. There were new faces of course, like ed-lloyd.deviantart.com/ and Second Chance Comics bookstore (www.facebook.com/Second-Chance…). Even actors from the old show “Land of the Lost” were there. I plan to go again. In fact, I already gave an application and deposit to ensure a spot in the artist alley next year; and, it’s going to be a two day event! Looking forward to that!
There was also a WEDDING at the convention. And I met the married couple at Zappcon too . Amazing, isn’t it? Congratulation to the new Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brown! (and an a linkf for them too facebook.com/KehleeDoesThings.) Talk to you guys later. Oh, and tell me of some cons you’ve been too! I’d like to know.