Monday, May 2, 2011
Anyone that has been to a few conventions knows that the last day of the con has a different feeling about it. It's a little calmer, there's a feeling of winding down that's in the air. That's not to say that the last day isn't special at all, but it's not as electric as the previous day(s).
Tim Sale continued to be assaulted by hordes of fans. He took more breaks on this day than the previous though. I'm assuming this was for his mental health, as he was drawing nonstop.
I saw Brutus the Barber Beefcake and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine there too. Brutus is a massive, jacked dude. Given his age and how jacked he is, he's probably hitting steroids pretty hard, but don't quote me on that. "The Hammer" looked like hell. He looked like he had been on the ass end of an ass-whuppin' for sure.
I had one customer tell me that he had been drunk on absinthe since seven in the morning and that Gerald and I appeared as cheetahs in his eyes. I told him that it was real and that I run up and down Mass Ave. (as a cheetah) hunting gazelles. We both laughed, what fun we had this day.
They had a costume parade/contest which was pretty neat. Some of the costumes were pretty impressive. I especially enjoyed an exchange between a guy pretending to be John Stewart (Green Lantern, not the Daily Show) and a guy playing Jason of Friday the 13th fame. They had a stare-down with each other and then the Green Lantern gave Jason the cutthroat hand gesture (like The Undertaker before he gives the Tombstone Piledriver). Jason then raised his axe in the air, and pointed at it. It was very WWE, but I thought it was hilarious. Dear DC, please write Green Lantern Vs. Jason.
We continued to sell funny books throughout the day, until it was time to close. We were then involved in a massive clustercuss as we attempted to bring all of our stock down to the loading dock. It was like that final scene in the 2012 when the mass of people are trying to get on that ship. It was ugly.
That was it for me guys. We had a lot of fun at the con and were able to meet a lot of cool people. If you've never been to a comic book convention like Boston or New York, then I highly recommend going. It's a great opportunity to geek out and meet a lot of cool people in the process.
Posted by Coast City Comics at 1:32 PM