Monday, April 06, 2009

Mission Accomplished

Well, that all turned out rather well. With Melbourne and Brisbane Supanova events on successive weekends, it has been 10 days of near-constant solid Con styling, and rather seductive for all that. But clearly I'm going to have to lift my game... writer and fellow traveller Tom Taylor has taken to this Con stuff like a seasoned pro, and I'm going to have to be careful or get left coughing and spluttering in his dust! We both especially enjoyed the Brisbane leg.... the whole event was much bigger than the Melbourne Con, I got to talk to a lot of new fans, some of the Cosplay was just stunning, and despite protesting loud and long, Tom and I were swept into all the inner circle socialising. We both loved it.


• Our two Masterclass events at each event. They all started slowly but gradually we dragged in the fans, and by Brisbane we were working like a well- oiled machine.

• The public reception to The Example. The sales were terrific... and many buyers returned to tell us how much they enjoyed reading the book.

• Friday night's Opening session in Brisbane. The crowd was well warmed up, and went ballistic when Tom, Jhonen and Todd started to mess with our master of ceremonies' bald, but very humid pate.

• Talking tech stuff with Todd McFarlane on Saturday night.

• Eating Sushi with Tom Taylor, Jhonan Vasquez, Amber Benson and Adam Busch on Saturday evening. OK, I don't eat fish, but the chicken teriyaki was to die for, and the moving conveyer belt of sushi dishes passing by was hipnotic. And as with the rest of the weekend, Mr Vasquez had us all in stitches.


• Our Brisbane flight being delayed by a huge thunderstorm that hit Melbourne lunchtime Friday. And then having to fly though it all again when we finally did get to liftoff. I try to enjoy flying, I really do, but this one was a bit scary.


Blogger Royd said...

Sounds like you and Tom had a fabulous time at both Supanovas! However, I'm not sure whether Quinny survived the Brisbane experience from your description of the treatment he received (I'm guessing it was Quinny) from Messrs. Vasquez, McFarlane and Taylor! :) Best,


12:45 AM  
Blogger Colin Wilson said...

Yep, Quinny it was. We all had tremendous laugh about it later...

2:46 AM  

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