John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Awash In a Sea of Humanity, Day Two

First off, Happy Birthday, canisrufus_uk with an underscore! =) Once again, my Forgotten English calendar is on the far side of the continent, alas.

Second off, today is "panels and whatever else we can think of" day. Unfortunately, Ray Harryhousen's only scheduled appearances that I know of were yesterday and I didn't find out until too late, but if he's still at the con, he might be findable at a panel or something.

A "collectables" company is making statues of various critters from Harryhousen's movies, notably the medusa, Caliban, and the kraken from Clash of the Titans, and they had a ginormous display statue of the medusa, roughly eight feet tall and a lotta woman. Scaly, horrifying woman, but a lotta woman nonetheless.

Oh! Something I should have mentioned in yesterday's report, is that I found Steve Purcell (creator of Sam & Max), who was selling books of Sam & Max concept art for various projects and promoting the new Sam & Max computer game. I got him to sign a copy of the concept art book and wanted to give him my card, only to discover that I'd run out. D'Oh!

I also don't have my personal badge with me, for some inexplicable reason. So I got him to sign it to "John" instead of "Gneech." He also drew a mini-sketch of Max in the book. :)

*random* Mmm, fig newtons and bottled frappuccino. Breakfast of champions! */random*

So today's big decision is, do I go to the "How to Make Compelling Webcomics" panel in the hope that it actually has something useful, or do I go to the "Brisco County, Jr." panel in the hopes of getting Bruce Campbell to autograph our copy of If Chins Could Kill?

Stupid con panels! Everything good always happens at the same time!

-The Gneech

PS: This is still making me giggle like crazy.
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