I wake up early again. It’s the last day of the con and I’m already a little sad. I head over to the convention center for another early voice actor panel. This time they act out scenes from a variety of movies (Pulp Fiction and Princess Bride for the win). It is hilarious. I could listen to them read lines in funny voices all day.
After the panel I wander off through the exhibition hall. I expect it to be less busy since it is Sunday but I am wrong on that point. It’s a crush trying to get through the vendor space. I consider getting my picture taken in a full size TARDIS but the line is too long. I almost drop 50 bucks on a Ghost in the Shell action figure (they’re rare collector’s items after all!) but manage to maintain a bit of self control.
My con-buddy and I stop by the Transolar Galactica booth to say “hi.” I won’t go in to how long it takes to even find their booth first. I really need to learn how to read a map. We chat for a bit and mention how great we thought their screening was the day before.
At one point we randomly run into my tiny/tall gal pal and her con-buddy. In the two and a half days we’ve all been running around the convention center we’ve never managed to just bump into each other. It makes me laugh.
I stop at the Espionage Cosmetics booth to meet Anne Wheaton and Bonnie Burton, mothers of the VandalEyes movement. They are delightful and sign a pair of giant google eyes I’ve brought with me for just such a moment. I also discuss nail wraps with one of the Espionage Cosmetics ladies. I love them but can never get them on my nails right. She gives me tips. I doubt they will help. Worst girl ever.
It takes a while but eventually I also find the Camilla d’Ericco booth. I fell in love with her artwork the first time I saw it about eight years ago online and it has been a love that has lasted ever since. There is often a booth selling her work at Sakuracon, but I’ve never gotten to actually meet her before. She, like the lovely VandalEyes ladies, is delightful. I buy her special convention print and talk to her about a piece she painted that I want as a tattoo. She offers her email address and tells me she’ll send a high quality digital copy of the piece. It is an awesome moment.
After that my con-buddy and I decide we’re about done. We have to check out of the hotel by 3pm anyway and so it’s time to wrap things up. It has been a crazy, busy, intense, hilarious, overwhelming, amazing weekend. I’ve seen celebrities and artists and writers and cosplayers and more. I’ve wandered up and down stairs, waiting in lines for escalators, followed arrows made of tape on the floor, and pushed my way through epic crowds.
I’ve loved pretty much every moment of it. I already can’t wait for Emerald City Comicon 2015.
*In addendum – Tasty Eats from Seattle:
Panera Bread: (Issaquah) tried mac and cheese and a half sandwich; just as tasty as all previous meals with them – seriously why don’t we have a Panera in Spokane?