I know most of you are probably recovering from SDCC mania right now, whether you were there in San Diego in person or had to just live vicariously through your social media accounts like me, so I decided to share my recent trip to Montreal’s own Comiccon to help you with your SDCC withdrawal. Although I only attended one day of the event and had to cut that short due to extreme fatigue, I had a great time and will do everything in my power to be more involved next year.
My Montreal Comiccon experience started with Geek Girl Brunch Montreal’s Comiccon Dim Sum brunch that I co-hosted with my fellow officers Tuuli, Gina & Sarah (full write up coming to the Geek Girl Brunch site soon). Sadly I COULD. NOT. SLEEP. the night before and turned up 30 mins late on a mere 2.5 hrs of sleep. Not ideal, since the convention center is pretty far from my house and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to sneak home for a nap between brunch and the convention, but hey, what can you do. So, I just made peace with the fact that I would be pretty out of it for most of the day and got on with it.
One side-effect of being so loopy was that I forgot to take many pictures while I was at the convention. Since I knew I’d be leaving earlier than I’d planned on originally, I didn’t even bother going to any panels (even the ones my friends were on) so I could focus on seeing as much as the show floor as I could before I ran home to fall into bed. Apparently the convention has grown by a third every year that it is held with this being the biggest Montreal Comiccon yet. There was even a video game presence, both from the big studios like WB and Ubisoft, as well as an indie alley were many of my friends were demoing their games.
However, one of the good things about being on the verge of a panic attack the whole time was that I got too freaked out to spend too much money, so I guess there’s that. What I did manage to get my hands on were a few trade paperbacks I’d been looking for (Gotham Academy, Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 & Vol. 1 of the Bendis Daredevil), a neat sounding supernatural novel by Jen Frankel (not pictured), some rad postcards by the always amazing Genevieve FT, a Hawkeyes sticker by Sarah Quirion, some bookmarks by Fabled Creative, a Lil Bub illustration (totally forgot who did it, doh) & the sweetest pair of R2 D2 earrings by Lilipop. I am totally obsessed with those earrings! They are such nice quality and also the perfect size.
I’m sure you’ll see them in a favourites video soon.