*bounces around like a crazy person* :3!! Well, despite venturing out into The Convention all by my lonesome, the weekend was an unparalleled success! *jabs fist into the sky triumphantly* Id dare say, I managed to accomplish approximately 95% of my intended targets...and am bloody chuffed with that!
I schmoozed with lots and lots of people, both from the world of geekoidia as well as on the comics publisher/artist side. Had a chat with Casey Coller, a professional comic artist, and asked him about the process. Also, had an unexpected opportunity to show off my art to an Indy publishers named Orang Utan Comics, a young company with some cool achievements behind their belts already. They seemed somewhat impressed with some of my stuff, which was ubernice, but it seems that my fuzzy cross-hatching
Im doing it, people. Im actually doing it!
But none of that matters.. really. Why? Well.. because
I met Christopher Lloyd!! *squeeeeeees like an insane maniac* Yes!
I didnt chicken out, and actually asked my question without stuttering
The signs close to his table proclaimed that there wouldnt be any personalised signatures, which made my job even easier; its difficult enough to keep upright whilst meeting your favourite star, let alone remember how to spell your own name!
Anyway, the woman in front of me, who had two photos to sign, requested that he add a little quote below the autograph (See you in the future). He smiled at her, and at his comic con assistant (a lady who dealt with the fan autograph tickets and items to be signed I really appreciated that set up; allowing us to acclimatise somewhat.) in a quietly-comedic-bemused kind of away. Still, he seemed to enjoy the attention.
Then, it was my turn. He wore a pale-metal bracelet with some hippy-style stones set in it on his right hand, which looked quite tasteful. I managed a friendly hello and, as he was taking his time signing the autograph, I took that as an opportunity to ask him about Judge Doom and whether as a performer hed visualized the toons (although we see its eyes, it never appears on screen fully drawn) form in his mind. Granted, the question must have come out back to front.. but those are just silly details, lol!
Yel: So.. was he a humanoid, or more of a creature?
CL: Hmm.. well, he was never meant to be human.
Yel: No no.. humanOID.
*giggle* He was totally awesome,
During the mini-chat, I must have spoken too quietly or he had trouble hearing, so we both wound up getting a little confused. In the end, he said that there were some drawings made of what he might look like but it was such a long time ago and that he couldnt recall. Aw :3 I thanked him for being there and that was it!
*eats the autograph* Mmm, it tastes of awesome.
Yes, I also totally geeked-out and had my photo taken in the famous Time Machine. The detail was amazing; there was a flashing flux capacitor as well as all the dash-board displays we remember.. there was even the antique clock that the 50s Doc had put in for Marty . Yes Mr Fusion was there too .
*snort* The car is a beautiful thing, but not very practical; I nearly crashed my face into the doors on a couple of occasions, it was my cat-like stealth
I shall post a link to all the appropriate photos soon. Stay tuned. :3 <3
P.S. To all the morons who whined about 25 quid being too much for an autograph. You get an opportunity to meet and greet the person too, in addition to the sig. Unique opportunity! Shut up!