This Saturday I got to attend my first convention ever. “Life, the Universe, & Everything” held on the BYU campus in good old Utah.
I’ve never been to one of these, but if I want to really start taking my webcomic seriously it was time to dive into con attendance. Also “Conduit” is coming up in May and I really want to attend that as an exhibitor and not just as some dude. So checking out “LTUE” was important for me so I could see how these things go. Sadly there were very few really weird people there… I only saw one person wearing a cloak. Just one!
I pray “Conduit” has more people dressed up as strangely as possible. This was far too normal.
I did get to meet Howard Taylor from Schlock Mercenary. That was pretty awesome. Wow look at all that swag he’s got….. I have nothing like that. I feel shame, and way more shame than I usually feel… which is a lot.
Got to attend several panels about graphic novels, humor in horror, and the business of art. Howard Taylor was in on two of them and was very funny. I sat next to a girl who was eating Gummy Bears. I won’t lie, it took all my willpower not to wrestle her to the ground and devour them like an enraged pit bull. I love gummy bears.
Couldn’t resist picking up one of his book. It was almost a bit surreal checking out the products that people had. I would have asked him more questions, but I had this paranoid fear of coming across as this creepy stalkerish fan that you don’t want to make eye contact with. I mean that’s the really how I am, but I try not to let people know that till it’s too late.
I found it highly amusing when people would ask questions of the panelist by leading off with what they did and their website. After a while it got a bit ridiculous. Still all in all good times.
Also, Wow, is that really what I look like? Look at the size of my head. Good hell that’s a big melon of a head. No wonder I’ve got back problems trying to lug around that disturbingly noggen around all the time.