A few weeks ago Fletch and I attended Emerald City Comicon in Seattle! It was so much fun!!! This year we purchased two day passes. We normally attend on Sunday’s but decided to test out going multiple days.
Our first day was filled with lots of awesome fan art, hanging out with wonderful friends, and, of course, shopping. Fletch and I decided to start out in artist alley. My friend, Leia was up there getting stuff signed and I wanted to say hi. I met Leia when I briefly wrote for a super-awesome nerdy blog called Sub-cultured. Leia and I hadn’t met IRL before so I was excited for the opportunity to give her a big hug.
After seeing Leia we continued to walk around the artist area. That’s when we spotted our awesome and talented friend, Nick Butler. Fletch and I met Nick back in college. Nick is a crazy good artist and I love attending these conventions because, usually, we get to see him! This year Nick had decided to actually see the con vs. sitting at a table the whole time. So, Nick walked about with us which was really cool. While walking around with Fletch and Nick I spotted MC Chris, a nerdy rapper. Nick and Fletch helped me get up the courage to say hi. It was a really short interaction that went like this.
Me: “Are you MC Chris?”
MC Chris: “Yeah”
Me: “I love your music!”
MC Chris: “Thanks.”
Then he walked away before I could ask for a photo. *Insert super-sad emoji here* Nick then went off to man his booth at the convention and Fletch and I moved on to the exhibitor hall.
Our main concerns for that day were checking out the Funko booth and the Jordandene booth. I met Jordandene owner, Jordan, via Instagram like a year ago and was, again, really excited to meet her in person. Let me tell you, Jordan is awesome!! Meeting her in person was definitely one of my highlights of the weekend. I snagged a cute shirt and then we continued to walk around.
The rest of Friday is a bit of an achy feet blur. We walked around, ate the worse pretzel of my life, and headed back to my brother’s house, where we stayed for the weekend, around 4:30pm. It’s crazy how exhausting conventions can be!!
Day two was spent mostly hanging out with my lovely friend, Mikaela, and her super-cool partner, Mike! I met Mikaela thanks to the wonderful world of the internet and have grown close ever since. I was really excited to spend the day with her and to meet her boo for the first time. This may be just me BUT, it was an awesome day!
We spent most of the day walking around and, again, buying stuff. It was pretty great! We caught a few booths we didn’t see previously and we managed to grab another pop figure from the Funko booth!
Overall it was an awesome way to spend a weekend! I had a ton of fun with Fletch and we got to see a lot of amazing people. I’ll definitely be attending again next year.
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