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  • Joe
    Really enjoying the convention this year. There is really a wonderful group of artists there this year with so many varying styles and genres that no matter
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 17 5:14 AM
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      Really enjoying the convention this year. There is really a wonderful group of artists there this year with so many varying styles and genres that no matter what you like, you're sure to find something to satisfy your individual taste.

      This is the first year we attended the quick sketches. We didnt get anything on Friday, but Saturday we hit 5 times on $60 worth of tickets. The wife gave two of the winning tickets to two young girls seated right in front of us as soon as they were called so that they could have the excitement of winning something. We ended up a nice piece of Jack Skellington as Ghost Rider, a quick sketch of Elecktra and a Green Goblin. Will post pics later.

      Casino night was fun as always. We brought along a friend who never attended before and she walked away with both of the coveted Princess Leia cardboard standees that every guy in attendance was trying for.

      Looking forward to today and the costume contest. Hope that everyone else attending is having as good a time as we are!
    • Nathan Hill
      Just got back home to Central PA after this year s Con. As always we had a wonderful time. It s hard to believe that I ve been coming out there since 97. I
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 17 5:35 PM
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        Just got back home to Central PA after this year's Con. As always we had a wonderful time. It's hard to believe that I've been coming out there since '97. I could have done with a few more vendors though. There wasn't very much competition in the toy department, so they didn't feel the need to drop their prices very much. Thanks but no thanks to the dealers selling the Dex-Starr Red Lantern figure set for $40, haha.

        I also miss the dedicated rooms for anime and movie watching, not to mention the gaming tournaments. Perhaps they can make a comeback soon?

        I really liked the Blood Drive idea. Alas I could not donate since it was too soon after my last donation. I hope that enough people donated to make it a success and they will return next year. My wife Amy and I were talking about how special the Pittsburgh Con is on the way home, referring to the wonderful charitable work that gets done every year. We have been to no other convention that tries and succeeds to help in the way that Pittsburgh does.

        Nathan

        Sent from my iPad
      • Wayne
        What happened with the power Sunday around 3:30PM? Was that because of all the wind outside? Anyway, the Being Human panel was great. Sam Witwer is incredibly
        Message 3 of 5 , Apr 17 5:50 PM
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          What happened with the power Sunday around 3:30PM? Was that because of all the wind outside?

          Anyway, the Being Human panel was great. Sam Witwer is incredibly charismatic in front of a crowd.


          On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Nathan Hill <uthmatar.ffxi@...> wrote:
           

          Just got back home to Central PA after this year's Con. As always we had a wonderful time. It's hard to believe that I've been coming out there since '97. I could have done with a few more vendors though. There wasn't very much competition in the toy department, so they didn't feel the need to drop their prices very much. Thanks but no thanks to the dealers selling the Dex-Starr Red Lantern figure set for $40, haha.

          I also miss the dedicated rooms for anime and movie watching, not to mention the gaming tournaments. Perhaps they can make a comeback soon?

          I really liked the Blood Drive idea. Alas I could not donate since it was too soon after my last donation. I hope that enough people donated to make it a success and they will return next year. My wife Amy and I were talking about how special the Pittsburgh Con is on the way home, referring to the wonderful charitable work that gets done every year. We have been to no other convention that tries and succeeds to help in the way that Pittsburgh does.

          Nathan

          Sent from my iPad


        • Donnie
          The lights going out was a subtle way of saying ....GET OUT!!!! WE ARE TIRED!!!...LOL
          Message 4 of 5 , Apr 17 8:13 PM
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            The lights going out was a subtle way of saying ....GET OUT!!!! WE ARE TIRED!!!...LOL

            --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, Wayne <hobanagarak@...> wrote:
            >
            > What happened with the power Sunday around 3:30PM? Was that because of all
            > the wind outside?
            >
            > Anyway, the Being Human panel was great. Sam Witwer is incredibly
            > charismatic in front of a crowd.
            >
            >
            > On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Nathan Hill <uthmatar.ffxi@...>wrote:
            >
            > >
            > >
            > > Just got back home to Central PA after this year's Con. As always we had a
            > > wonderful time. It's hard to believe that I've been coming out there since
            > > '97. I could have done with a few more vendors though. There wasn't very
            > > much competition in the toy department, so they didn't feel the need to drop
            > > their prices very much. Thanks but no thanks to the dealers selling the
            > > Dex-Starr Red Lantern figure set for $40, haha.
            > >
            > > I also miss the dedicated rooms for anime and movie watching, not to
            > > mention the gaming tournaments. Perhaps they can make a comeback soon?
            > >
            > > I really liked the Blood Drive idea. Alas I could not donate since it was
            > > too soon after my last donation. I hope that enough people donated to make
            > > it a success and they will return next year. My wife Amy and I were talking
            > > about how special the Pittsburgh Con is on the way home, referring to the
            > > wonderful charitable work that gets done every year. We have been to no
            > > other convention that tries and succeeds to help in the way that Pittsburgh
            > > does.
            > >
            > > Nathan
            > >
            > > Sent from my iPad
            > >
            > >
            >
          • R Howard
            That was pretty cool of your wife, Joe.  I know those two little girls parents and I know they were excited to win.   And that was hilarious that your
            Message 5 of 5 , Apr 19 2:00 PM
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              That was pretty cool of your wife, Joe.  I know those two little girls' parents and I know they were excited to win.
               
              And that was hilarious that your friend won both the Leia standees.  I was sitting beside her when she won, and I as the guy who donated those standees, I can confirm there was at least one guy in attendance who didn't want to win them.  ;)
               
              --R

               
              Joe wrote:
               
              Really enjoying the convention this year. There is really a wonderful group of artists there this year with so many varying styles and genres that no matter what you like, you're sure to find something to satisfy your individual taste.

              This is the first year we attended the quick sketches. We didnt get anything on Friday, but Saturday we hit 5 times on $60 worth of tickets. The wife gave two of the winning tickets to two young girls seated right in front of us as soon as they were called so that they could have the excitement of winning something. We ended up a nice piece of Jack Skellington as Ghost Rider, a quick sketch of Elecktra and a Green Goblin. Will post pics later.

              Casino night was fun as always. We brought along a friend who never attended before and she walked away with both of the coveted Princess Leia cardboard standees that every guy in attendance was trying for.

              Looking forward to today and the costume contest. Hope that everyone else attending is having as good a time as we are!

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