Dispersed bookmarks. Got some prints. Got lots of cards – some people’s art was the type that might do well for a future book cover, who knows? And got the family t-shirts, which they asked for; I think I spent almost more on those than on shiny books and art….
…Those poor, poor SCA people.
They came dressed for February. What they got was a balmy Florida February – I think we hit 80 F. When I saw them Sunday, they were flattened. Ooof.
Cosplay characters seen: Goku from Dragonball. Sango. Teen Titans Raven. Kirito and Asuna. Sebastien. Maleficent. At least two Jack Frosts. Tracer. A Pikachu and Jigglypuff. Plenty of Stormtroopers. Probably a lot more I couldn’t ID. And one guy in a black suit with red tie and a “Darth Vader for President” pin… and a DV mask.
Now that was style.
Hardcore comic fans are intense. Comic conventions are no place to go if you want to pick up manga. Drat. And it may be just my opinion, but the fanart was a lot prettier than the official comic stuff. For one thing, less… blatant fanservice.
There were cat fanarts. That was odd. Especially the cat Little Mermaid. I dunno, that sounds like a bad mix there….
I managed to run into at least 3 local artists/authors and tell them about the Santa Rosa Library system, that – among other things – likes to host yearly events for artists and authors and put local books in the library. Who knows, maybe it’ll help their sales. 🙂
Sunday was a lot quieter than Friday. Maybe 2/3 the people? With a lot more in costume. And even tired, everyone was friendly.
(Except for the guy policing drinks at the door. Even water. Sigh.)
All told, it was interesting. If exhausting.
And I have a map and notes! Should at least help me plot what would and wouldn’t work, story-wise. 🙂