Okay, here I am! I’m gonna get into the swing of things again!
We got to the Denver Convention Center around 2:30 on Friday and were amazed at how many people were already in line (panels weren’t starting until 3). We ended up waiting for three hours just to get into the building. It was absolutely crazy. There was so little organization that newcomers had no idea where the end of the line was, people in line just kept pointing at where they thought it was.
Once we got into the actual building, we went to line up (yes, another line) to wait for a panel given by Robin and Sandeep, two actors from The Guild. However, we were thwarted because no one was supposed to line up until 15 minutes before the panel. So when told we couldn’t line up, everyone who was already lining up just moved to the other side of the wall and sat down. It was very odd and very funny and also very frustrating because, again, very little organization. We did get into the panel and had a very good time. Robin and Sandeep are such hilarious, awesome people.
I’m not really sure what else we did on Friday other than walk around the exhibition hall.
On Saturday we waited around in more lines and eventually saw The Guild panel, which had Robin and Sandeep and this time Felicia Day as well. OMG I just adore these people. There was a really weird, creepy guy in an ALF costume that asked a weird question in the Q&A portion, but other than that the panel was pretty freaking awesome. Gene and I even made a new friend while in line for the panel. She was really nice and funny.
Gene and I also went to a panel about how to make cosplay outfits. I’d really like to start making costumes, but I’m not sure which character I’d like to be. I do have a somewhat steampunk outfit, which I wore on Saturday, but it needs a lot of work. So I think I might focus on that for a bit before I venture into actual character cosplay.
It’s just so cool how many people dressed up for the convention. There were so many wonderful and impressive costumes. I was too shy and nervous and stupid to take a lot of pictures but I did take a few, which you see now.
Sunday, Gene and I watched the Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day panel. More awesomeness. They are just such wonderful, fantastic people, they turn me into a mushy fan girl.
We walked the exhibition hall multiple times throughout the weekend and I ended up buying a little steampunk tie clip, which I will use as a decoration on my outfit.
So, in conclusion:
- All the actors from The Guild are brilliant people whom I will forever love.
- The organizers of this convention could have done WAY better and I am greatly disappointed. I was probably in lines for at least 8 hours over the entire weekend…not cool. Although granted, there was at least double the amount of people that attended this year than last year.
- There are more comics and artists in the exhibition hall than I’d like. I’d rather have other types of products, like lanyards. I could not find one lanyard. Boo.
- Almost everything in the exhibition hall was overpriced.
- I did have fun but I don’t think I’ll go to the convention next year. I’ll wait a bit so the organizers can get stuff under control.