Monday, October 22, 2012
They really shouldn't let me out in public...but they did! And last week, I ran away to New York City for adventures that included ComicCon, more fancy meals than I can count, books, book signing, and JK Rowling.
YES. JK ROWLING. But that was one of the last things I did in NYC. First, there was a book signing for the wonderful anthology AFTER, which I am very lucky to have been a part of! It took place at Books of Wonder, one of my favorite bookstores (such a magical place!)
|I think my mother would be most excited that I'm standing by Gregory Maguire, |
author of Wicked, which is the base for one of her favorite Broadway plays.
|I waited in line for nearly an hour to attend this panel!|
I tried to cheat by going to the first panel on Saturday so I'd know the answers for when I went on Sunday.
|Amber Benson, Rachel Caine, Morgan Rhodes (winner!), |
and Maureen Johnson, along with Colleen Lindsey
|And as winner, Geek Queen Andrea Cremer won Rock'em Sock'em Robots.|
|Man, I love that poster.|
|Ahh!! This was the line waiting for me on Saturday |
for a signed ARC of Shades of Earth!
|People waited an hour to come to the panel!|
|We ran out of room and had to turn some people away!|
|The buck might stop at the president's office,|
but the line ends at Andrea's.
|Cyanide & Happiness! (nsfw)|
|The Oatmeal! (also nsfw)|
|Daenerys, mother of dragons. |
(Click on this one for more details--this costume is crazy good.)
|Adventure Time was the big cosplay winner this year.|
This one had one of the best Ice Kings (and Gunter!).
|This little dalek had a kid inside!|
|A little blurry, but I thought this lady's TARDIS outfit was charming-complete with keys and watches around her waist!|
|The only thing more popular than Adventure Time was gender-swapped Adventure Time. This might have been the best Fiona--I love that she also had Cake--and Marshall was so good. He even had red eye contacts!|
|Timey-whimey, wibbly-wobbly! |
Two Doctors, a Rose, and a Statue.
|This Doctor carried his TARDIS around with him.|
|I thought this was so creative--Lumpy Space Princess and Turtle Princess. These girls rocked it!|
|Throwback! This Kim Possible had me cracking up--note the naked mole rat in her pouch.|
|Benders were also a popular choice for cosplay costumes. Love these two--and their pose was perfect!!|
|Sailor Moon was also popular! Here's a great Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Pluto with her.|
|A great Aang and Katara!|
|THIS is what it's all about--a kid excited to explore the world of fiction.|
|I almost don't feel as if I'm in NYC without seeing the Flat Iron Building.|
|No matter where I went, I could always see the Empire State Building. It was like the Northern Star.|
|To give you an example of size, the Hershey's syrup is a gallon. The Nerds box is as long as my arm.|
|I think this was an interior design store. I don't know. I got distracted by the pretty store front.|
|It was designed almost like a cassette tape. Anyone know how these work?|
|You can't take pictures inside Sleep No More--this is the candle display on the tables. |
The whole set-up was like a 20s party...with MURDER.
|The stage before the event. Of course they set out water in goblets.|
|In the signing line, JK Rowling made an effort to look into each person's eyes and respond to him or her.|
|Here she is signing my copy. I may have been so excited that I nearly threw up.|
|Me with JK in the background! This picture was taken by the wonderful Victoria Schwab, and my only regret is that I forgot to get a group picture with her and Michelle and Lev (also in the background).|