Thursday, May 15, 2008

ECCC 2008: Saturday Part Deux!

I have something to confess. I was totally fascinated with my neighbors across the way and down one. Jonz Journey Studios showed up Saturday morning, and most striking to me was a cute guy with a big smile on his face. Later on, I found out he was one of the lead actors in the Rantoon DVD, which was put out by said studio. Another project Jonz Journey had going was "Teenage Kung Fu Cottontailes", a new comic book. The TKFC girls were on hand at the booth taking pictures, and I absolutely couldn't resist! These ladies were awfully courageous to wear these outfits and hang it all out there. God knows, my black t-shirt and shorts were skimpy enough for me.

I did mention to the cute, smiling guy that I thought next year he should put on the leathers and pose. He was pretty shy and didn't think anyone would be interested, but I assured him that there would be females out there that would like to get their picture taken with him. Hopefully this means that next year we will have a booth babe that is male!

As a side note, I was in the ladies room when these women were getting ready and it was anything but glamorous. The outfits were skin tight and warm to wear. They posed gamely for around an hour or so and gratefully changed not long after into their civvies. I was relieved for them as well.

Swinebread was around for some of the madness, and then he had to head out to get home. I said a sad "goodbye" and watched the TKFC for a bit. Then it was time to start making dinner plans. My friend Brian and Jim and Paris from the Hero Initiative booth were going to Von's for dinner, so that was the deal.

After we shut down the show, which had gone way too quickly, we took the art back to our room and headed to Tap House for a beverage. I tried Stella Artois for the first time and really enjoyed it. Drink done, it was time to head over to Von's.

We ran over and saw Jason Metcalf, his incredible wife Laura, Jason Martin, and the fantastic Quenton Shaw. They were just finishing dinner and were relaxing after the show. We talked for a few minutes and then it was time to eat.

Paris and her friend Gabe were already there, along with Jim McLauchlin and a buddy of his. We ordered a round and some dinner and that is when the fun heated up. We all hit it off immediately and were laughing and joking like old friends before long. we also had great food- I ate excellent pork chops and mashed potatoes and the hubby had teriyaki chicken. Yummy!

On Brian's suggestion, we headed over to the White Horse. Jim Valentino, Jay Faerber, and a bunch of other Image Comics-type guys were there, so we initially sat with them. Then room cleared up over on the couch so we got to sit there. The funniest part of the night was that everytime Brian would come over with beers, someone at the table was saying something highly inappropriate. It was so funny we couldn't stop laughing! Good conversation, awkward pauses, and several Samuel Smith ales later it was time to go home before we got into too much trouble.

As the clock struck midnight, we all headed back to the hotels and various homes. It was the perfect end to a great night. It was also early enough that we could get some decent sleep before having to get up for Sunday's show!

I can't tell you how much fun I had, because there just aren't words to describe it. I made new friends, got to know a few folks better, and laughed my ass off.

How was I to know that Sunday would bring more of the same? It was just a warm up!

Tomorrow: the greatest moment ever with Laura and our "fangirl attacks"!


Swinebread said...

I like how the Teenage Kung Fu Cottontailes are all multi-racial. That get me all hot and bothered.

Heidi Meeley said...

Swinebread- why am I not surprised. Heh!