Spent way too much over the summer. Â Gotta reel it in! Â Luckily, I think I’ve caught up on most of the purchases I was planning to make. Â Now it’s time to save up for a new computer.
My brain is stuck in Ghostbustersland again.Â I went to a panel at Comic Con about IDW’s Ghostbusters comic and the upcoming game from Cryptozoic.Â It was just something I went to to pass the time and rest the feet.Â I left the panel and went immediately downstairs to IDW’s booth in the exhibit hall and picked up two hardcover collections of their comics.Â Now I’m picking up trades that collect the stories I don’t already have.Â Awfully hard to concentrate on Joe at the moment!
My feet hurt, and it’s only been one full day. Â It’s Comic Con alright! Â I’m not lugging around the laptop this year, thankfully. Â I brought a tablet for uploading pics if I need it, but the hotel is close enough that I can walk back to it during the day and rest. Â Very convenient.
Back at Comic Con.Â Wish me luck!Â I’ve only been at this for half a day and I already have blisters on my toes.Â It’s gonna be a long weekend….
I’m a little concerned about Comic Con.Â Well, a lot concerned.Â This will be a different experience for me, and I’m not sure what to expect.Â Will I have the time to do the normal roaming around the floor I usually do?Â Will I have enough money?
Looks like I’ll be going to Comic Con again this year. Â I’m probably staying in a hotel this time. Â Still have some logistics to work out, but things are moving into place.
Went to the Burbank GI Joe show on Sunday.Â While I didn’t get any new figures this time around, I did manage to pick up some missing accessories and filecards.Â Heaven help me, I think I want a complete set of filecards from the first line of figures.Â Helps fill out that carrying case I’ve had for 15 or so years now!
Survived Comic Con! This year I did things a little differently, staying at a cousin’s apartment and taking the trolley into town. It was actually very convenient – the trolley is literally adjoining the apartment complex, and is the same line that goes directly to the convention center. The only problem is that there’s a cliff between the apartment complex and the trolley stop, so you have to take three streets and a steep hill around to get to it. Not too bad at the start of the day, but murder at the end! Thankfully, my cousin was willing to pick me up on most of the days.
Picked up a Transformers figure I’d been meaning to get for a while – the price just hadn’t been right. It’s a Botcon exclusive, but the only one I really wanted from that year. The only downside is that he didn’t have a proper head, as he was just a straight redeco of an earlier figure. But I’m trying out Shapeways for the first time – someone created a more fitting head for him and has it for sale there. This should be an interesting experience!
Though BotCon ended last week, we tried to keep some of that feeling alive this weekend. We went to see the new film, which may have been a mistake, we bought some new figures, and we even picked up some Transformers comics. We’re just sort of missing the larger social aspect. In time.