Continuing our busy summer, my wife and I went to the Tampa Bay Comic Convention yesterday. And outside of one hiccup, it was a blast.
Pictured above is us with Christopher Sabat, voice actor for Vegeta, and he was thouroughly enjoying himself during the convention.
But we shall start with the small hiccup. Carrie Fisher, she of Princess Leia fame in Star Wars (look I know we all know this, but yesterday someone asked me who she was, so now you get this qualifying message), was supposed to be there to sign autographs and do pictures. When we first entered the building at 9 a.m. when it opened, a woman working at the Con gathered everyone’s attention and said that Fisher was running late. She also said and I quote “There is a 99% chance you won’t see her today, so if you have anything else to do, you should do it.”
Well, apparently a lot of people did not have better things to do, because the line to meet her took up half of the autograph area and didn’t move one inch before we left the convention at 2 p.m. I wish I had taken a photo of it, alas I had better things to do.
Like meet Janet Varney! (Korra from Legend of Korra)
We also went around and bought up a bunch of art stuff. Because we are dorks and decorate our house with weird things.
First up is my wife’s love of Miyazki films.
Then we bought some Avatar stuff, because DANTE BASCO IS GOING TO BE IN ORLANDO IN TWO WEEKS OMG! GUYS DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE DANTE BASCO!
Then we found something we never thought we would see, a print fo Chrono Crusade which is our roommate’s favorite show ever. She had to work and couldn’t be with us this time, but we grabbed it for her and she was pretty excited.
And after all that jazz we finally got around to getting the other two people we were there to meet, Vegeta, pictured above, and the real reason we went to Tampa.
AZUSA! That is now two of the five member cast we have met and had sign Guita!
As a bonus treat to everyone who made it this far through all the pictures (seriously sorry about the size of them all, I will save them smaller in Photoshop next time, my camera just takes pictures in GIANT file sizes.)
Here is Vegeta telling off my friend Will for ditching us at the last moment and skipping the convention.