Inside FanExpo’11… a QWIXOTIC short.
Minutes into my sweaty enhance, FanExpo welcomed me with a black rubber stamp and a program guide…I leafed through it I rapidly, even with the floor plan map inside, I buzzed around rapidly in my own disorientation.
Instead of frantically trying to find the Spent Pencils booth, I decided to let the sweat dry and sweep the place slowly, taking it all in.
In retrospect it was the best plan. I had just spent an hour in a loading dock tunnel that took us(me and the sea of heads) from the street, down two levels…all the while growing hotter. The concrete spiral finally opened up into a massive rectangular load bay.
Ahead I could see the wickets on display, tickets underway…
Back inside after the clean sweep of the place, I focused on artist alley and started to snap shots of things in the awesome category…that began with the life size model of Abin Sur‘s dead body (Green Lantern) inside a containment pod (geek-o-meeter flashing)…awesome at DEF CON 1! Lol.
My top two hats off to the DC Comic Universe and Hasbro for rocking us with their displays. The George Lucas Element was heavily present and yet…still no sign of George Lucas himself…Stan is coming to Montreal in two weeks George…you could at least try…
Glad to see other Canadians of the famous sort making themselves available. William Shatner and Trish Stratus most notably, they have the right idea.
My greatest moment at 2011 FanExpo Canada came to pass at both A140-p in a flash, on Friday, day two of the exposition.
Our artist Vince Sunico was at the Spent Pencils Booth (A140-p) with his colleagues when one of the fans grabs our QWIXOTIC group shot poster, turns to Vince and says “when does the movie come out!”
If a single poster can render such an emotional response…what could a webcomic do?
…What could a graphic novel do?
…You might be thinking “way to jump the gun”… Or maybe The Shah and I have stumbled upon a way to get through to the masses…QWIXOTIC for the masses.
Most notably in the highlights: original Bob Kane (Batman creator for the Batman challenged) ink illustration of Bats and Robin selling for $5,500.00! A bazooka wielding Jesus, a 15 foot tall Lego reproduction of the Hogwarts grounds keeper Hagrid (for the Harry Potter Challenged).
Awesome-ness on the Geek-O-meter.
The plan was to share pics of myself posing William Shatner, Marina Sertis (Troi from Star Trek TNG), Lance Henrikson (Aliens) and Eliza Dushku (Doll House/Buffy)…but alas, each foto op was $40 and not in the budget.
This was my first major comic festival which hosted fans to the tune of 70,000 over the course of 4 days. I can only imagine the madness of something bigger like San Diego ComiCon…The Shah and I are currently planning the possibility of QWIXOTIC making an appearance along with artist Vince Sunico for 2012…it’s still a work in progress.
Armed only with my Blackberry camera I managed to get a few pics for you just in case my thousand words are not enough. Lol.
So there it is…just another peek into the QWIXOTIC camp and into our UNIVERSE.
QWIXOTIC for the masses.
BONUS COSPLAY MOMENTS FROM FANEXPO’11:
- Eliza Dushku Slams Daily Mail For Hayden Panettiere Diss (socialitelife.com)
- FanExpo Canada 2011 Followup… (wired.com)
- QWIXOTIC… posterized! (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
- QWIXOTIC @ FanExpo 2011!! (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
Posted on September 9, 2011, in Main Page and tagged art, Bob Kane, Eliza Dushku, Fan Expo Canada, Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Hasbro, Hogwarts, Lego, Logo, Montreal, San Diego, Shah, Trish Stratus, webcomic, William Shatner. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.