Convention Recap: Time Lord Fest!on January 29, 2013 at 9:20 am
We met a lot of new people here (including George Perez, but I’ll get to that later). We met people who haven’t been at other conventions and just wanted to get their Who on. We had a lot of fun talking about our comics, particularly Agatha Frisky because I pitched it to everyone as Doctor Who meets The Time Machine. There were a lot of people really interested in Facebeast as well. One dude even gave me some neat ideas to incorporate into the next issue. If you’re from Tampa, and familiar with Ybor City at all, you’ll get a kick out of it when you see it! I had someone tell me they saw Facebeast on Kickstarter, so he bought a copy and asked us to sign it. (I still feel weird when someone asks me to sign something, but alright!) We didn’t get a lot of commissions, though, just one of the 4th Doctor. However, our Doctor Who prints, buttons, magnets, and keychains went flying off the table!
I tried to keep a mental tally of all the Doctor cosplays I saw to see who was the most popular Doctor at the show. Honestly though, I lost track. SO MANY DOCTORS! I was surprised that so many people cosplayed the 4th Doctor. I think people just like to wear the scarf and hand out jelly babies. I was also surprised to see as many 9th Doctors as I did. And I didn’t see nearly as many 11th Docotrs as I thought I would. If I had to guess, I would break down the top 4 like this:
One of the stand-out moments at the show was when we crossed paths with comic book legend, George Perez. It was completely random! I
don’t think he was doing anything for the con, but I heard his wife was associated with the convention or something? I dunno, but it was pretty awesome! He came up to our table (and we were completely oblivious of his presence due to the volume of people in that room) and looked down at our Avengers/Adventure Time print and said, “Well I’ve never drawn them like THAT before!” He chuckled, introduced himself and shook Kate’s hand. We talked briefly, but there were so many people, it couldn’t have lasted more than a minute. Anywho, here’s a picture of Kate with George Perez. What a cool guy!
Welp, that was about it with Time Lord Fest. If I had to rate it on some arbitrary and meaningless scale, I’d give it 8.5 out of 10 sonic screwdrivers.
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