Recollections of the Emerald City Comic Con 2013

   I originally posted the following article on my FB author page at: http://www.facebook.com/KZolnoski   on March 4th.  I am reposting them here for your enjoyment, gentle reader not only to let you know what I’ve been up to and why I haven’t had any updates but because you might enjoy reading them.   As far as In The Flesh goes, I just applied for an iTunes publisher account so it will be available there as well as through Amazon, B&N and I’m planning on making it available through Kobo too.
     Now, on to the article:
      just got back from the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington.  It was as much fun as I could cram into 4 days.  One of the things I really love about comic cons in general are all of the cosplayers.   I love to see people in their costumes all dressed up and having fun.
     At the ECCC I saw a really well done Inspector Gadget which surprised me.  There’s a fan for everything it seems.   I saw the most adorable 6 or 7 y/o Princess Leia complete with appropriately styled wig in the white dress.  I also saw a gorgeous Princess Leia  in the slave costume.  There was a delightful Charizard too.
     Probably the best cosplay incident happened on the final day of the con.  Sunday there were hundreds of people in line to get autographs from Sir Patrick Stewart (more about that in a later post).  We were all packed in together in this little space while the con workers attempted to keep us from blocking all of the other autograph aisles.  We had been waiting quite a while too since the line started queuing up long before Sir Patrick Stewart arrived to sign the autographs.
The autograph line right next to ours was for Walter Koenig, and it was a very short line because all the Trekkers were trying to get Sir Patrick Stewart’s autograph while they could.  They actually had to cap the line we were in because so many people showed up.  They had a second portion of the line wherein people could be in the line but no guarantee that they would actually get an autograph.
     So I and 500 of my now closest, literally, friends are packed into this line and have been for a while with little progress.  Imagine the setting.  Then suddenly through the line comes this adorable little 4 or 5 y/o in the cutest Robin costume and everyone just lets him through, no questions asked.  We all just take a step out of his way and try to see where he is going so purposefully.  If he’d wanted he could have gone straight to the front of the line and no one would have said a word.  All I saw following this adorable child were smiles from the other con attendees.
     When next I saw our intrepid crime fighter, just moments later, he was with his daddy getting Walter Koenig’s autograph.  He didn’t even want the line we were in.  That little guy could have gone anywhere he wanted and the crowd would have gladly let him.  He actually did and we happily made way for him.  It was one of many lovely moments at the ECCC.