I got there a bit later today. It was absolutely gorgeous out. I don't recall seeing such a perfect blue sky like that before, so there I was, engaging in an indoor activity!
I met up with a friend who is more into toys than comics. She's very into rubber duckies and was dressed all in yellow, complete with a yellow wig, and was handing out rubber duckies, making her very popular with children of all ages.
I also met up for a while with a flickr contact -- our first face-2-face meeting -- which was nice. Later in the afternoon, I was on my own and ended up spending all my time for the day in Artists Alley. I had a lovely chat, again, with Jamal Igle (actually, we chatted a few times over the afternoon as I had to go back to tell him I was much reassured about Supergirl after my chat with Bernard Chang -- more on that in a bit). Jamal remembered my name (well, it was only since yesterday, but he must've met a lot of folks since then) which was very cool. He's so nice and accessible.
I did talk with Bernard Chang and explained my feelings about Supergirl. He had a book of uncolored pages from an upcoming Supergirl issue he drew and I must say, it looks great. He did say that if I have concerns about how he's doing, to let him know. The email link is on the site. If you like his work, show him support. He said he's signed for just a 5-issue arc, then things are up in the air re: a regular artist for the book.
I did get to tell Ramona Fradon how much it meant to me when I was growing up to see a woman's name in the art credits and she was responsible for many hours of entertainment for me all those years ago. She was sweet and gracious.
Before I left, I checked to see if Amanda Conner was back at her table and she was! And there was a line! But I got on it and snapped a few pics while she did sketches for folks ahead of me, then a couple of pics with her and the toys I'd brought. She didn't remember meeting me before, but she did remember my stormtrooper when I pulled him out for her to pose with.
|Amanda Conner Sketching Supergirl|
|Amanda with Biker Betty Boop Rubber Duck|
|Amanda Warmly Greets Steve, My Little Stormtrooper|
I spent some time taking pictures of folks in cool costumes. I didn't pick up much today, because, well, when you hit middle-age, you start to realize you've accumulated a lot of crap, much more than you need, free or not. So, I'm a bit fussy these days re: what freebies I bring home.
I'll blog more about that later on. I'll be back at the con tomorrow to take more pics. You can view all my pics from the con on my flickr pages. They're at the end of the NYCC and Other Comics Events set.