Flea market-like atmosphere with lots of artists, good comic creator guests, convienient parking and nearby great selection of food made for a very fun Con with the true lure of the show: spending time with friends Chris Campbell, Chris Keszycki, Darrell, freakytiki Tim, and my travelling buddy new mutant Alan, who logged 380 miles in the car with me travelling to, from and between.
....and I got to meet friggin' Berni Wrightson, first a bit nervously (and therefore rushed on my part) on Saturday, and then again Sunday, more casually....one of the few creators out there I'd still be star struck in meeting!
Just arriving at the Con Saturday a.m.
A good lunch (and dessert for some!) with Alan, Tim, Darrell, Chris Campbell, and Chris K
Tim was smart to ask for that Blueberry HC signed by Moebius to be opened for a look...pretty anti-
climactic = no sale
Monsta's table was like a friendly oasis to re-visit routinely....couldn't stop and say Hi each time, though,
because these guys had some traffic at their table!
Saturday afternoon got crowded, but thanks to Tim and Chris's near matching table-cloth plaid shirts, they
could usually be spotted (like Tim near the foreground here)
Chris, Darrell & Chris' apartment-turned-hotel room was great for hanging out, plus right across the street
from Fenway, during a game with NY in town celebrating Fenway's 100th anniversary!
Heading to Uburger for grub and then drinking at a Fenway bar while Chris & Tim did the Cigar lounge thing
Late night talking comics and manipulative wife behavior Sat night
Shoot a Stormtrooper for charity!
Alan knows what to do with a staircase like this
The band getting ready to break up Sunday afternoon
How many blocks in the rain is it to Newbury Comics from the Con?
Chris on the trail of tears
Tim has made it across the cold, rainy concrete trail and led us to Newbury Comics!
Alan in the bunker!