So, the big event as of late happened yesterday. The convention seemed smaller than ever this year, though the amount of people in the dealer's room seemed to have grown. I have to say, this was the BEST Megacon I've ever done. Mainly, because, well, there was no drama to worry about. No stupidly annoying friend's boyfriends, no scary fangirls to put up with, no drama of friends fighting with each other. All the stuff that you generally just lump into the 'it's a Con Weekend' category didn't happen. We left a little later than I would have liked, but hey, lunch was fun and casual, the drive was hardly nothing, and picking up tickets was so easy I could have cried. I can't say it enough, it was such a great, drama-free Con.
I also had more fun because I felt like I was actually there to 'fully' experience the event. In the past it was always just for certain Anime shows I was going to find merchandise for. This time, I had Doctor Who things to hunt down. I could look for comics, action figures, videos, cosplayers ... a whole other side of the dealer's room opened up to me since I had this new interest in something live action (that wasn't Star Trek or Star Wars). I'm so happy to be a Doctor Who fan!
The loot I swaggered away with was mostly DW related. I finally found some action figures on the far side of the room. The price was really fair as it was 1 figure for 10, 2 for 15. Being the fan that I am, I got the Doctor in his SB6 spacesuit, Martha Jones, and one of those French Clockwork monsters. I went to pay and the guy 'hummed' for a second at all three then goes "How about 16 for them?" I had to blink and smile before shrugging and accepting. I can't believe I practically got one of those for just a dollar!! Later I found a brown-coated Doctor, and I was satisfied. Though, that same booth had these collection boxes of all the series of figures. God!! They were so expensive. The one with Sarah-Jane and K9 was 90 bucks. I can understand why though, I mean it IS Sarah-Jane Smith after all.
I really felt part of the nerd herd when I found a couple comics of the Doctor Who: The Forgotten (4 and 6) then discovered from the guy selling them a ton of DW things! For starters, there's going to be a Doctor Who convention in October. Kick ass! Then, the guys who did the pencils and ink for #4 of The Forgotten were at the convention and I could get them to sign the comic. The last thing he told me was the best, Gareth David-Lloyd was at the convention for autographs and such. Really?! I was so excited! There was actually an actor from Torchwood in Orlando, FL. Being the film student I am, I had an obligation to find him. Really, strictly for the betterment of my education. I swear. K and I wandered the celebrity area for a bit until I spotted him in the back middle. There was only 45 mins left before the room closed and the poor thing looked totally worn out. I bit down on my nerves and walked over to his table and made the comment he must be exhausted after the full day of the con. "I'm completely knackered, so make this quick." Was the response, he gave me, but it wasn't mean, just an honest, teasing answer. He really looked like he was about to drop! There was a whole slew of photos to choose from. I was trying to be polite and professional (training you know, for when I actually get to work with successful people like him), so I asked him what his favorite photo of the group was. I was amused that he picked the one I liked the best haha! So, I paid for an autograph, made it quick with a couple questions of no importance really, shook his hand, and let him be. I now have a beautiful autograph framed and on my desk at home. It was my first autograph of its kind. I'm very proud of it.
Other loot I snagged was a little figuring of a Bleach character I associate with Reuh, and *drumroll* a Bunta plushy!! I have my very own Pig-mole from Gurren Lagen now. The whole group loved it. I have to give all the credit to C though, as he tracked it down for me. He's so awesome. :) Maybe if I can get my body back into shape like it was before Christmas holidays, I'll cosplay Yoko. Not sure, but who knows. Oh! Speaking of Cosplay, there was an amazing variety this year. It didn't seem like there was just that 'one' group of anime characters walking around. I even managed to find a Four (Tom Baker Doctor), a Ten and 50's!Rose (thanks to K spotting Rose) a Brigadier-General Armstrong, and an amazing Kenpachi with accompanying Yachiru. K and I didn't bother with dressing up this year. We did however accidentally where matching outfits. I had my Saix shirt, and she had her Axel shirt I got at Otakon from Kingdom Arts. No big deal until I realized later that I had my blue jacket that matched the blue lettering of Saix, and K was wearing her red jacket that matched the lettering of Axel. It made us laugh so we just went with it. This was the absolutely best part to me; getting to hang out with my best friend again. I was really happy when she would fangirl with me over DW, I'm glad she likes it as much as I do and I'm not driving her crazy with my lone raving of the show. I love you K! <3
There were lots of little things that made the whole day fun, not worth putting down in detail. Lots of laughs and "omg-ing' etc. I'm really looking forward to the next Con, which I believe is going to be Otakon. Exciting!