Jun 30
2014 Derby City Comic Con
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This past weekend, Scott and I were at the Derby City Comic Con – the first time it has ever been a two-day show.

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Because we are on a very tight budget (thanks to having to get Laurel a year sooner than I had intended), we spent only Saturday night in Louisville, driving down Saturday morning and leaving after the show last night. Driving down Saturday morning and getting there in time to unload and set up prior to the 9AM opening meant getting up at 3:15 AM and being on the road by 4:00. Dark and early.

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This early – and this was after he had slept most of the trip down. Poor Scott. It took a couple of large, black coffees to wake him up enough to interact with people.

Saturday was a pretty good day. Sales were great and people were in great moods and having fun. The artists on either side of us were super nice, which makes it that much more enjoyable. Our table was on the first row and across from the staging area where they had the costume contest each day – Saturday for the adults and Sunday for the kids.

Usually, there are quite a few star wars storm troopers, a Darth Vader or two and several rebel soldiers there with the 501st Legion, but not at this show. Instead, we had

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lots and lots of people dressed in steampunk,

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including this steam-punk werewolf who bought one of Scott’s Father Wolf posters. We figured it must have been one of his ancestors. Actually, the cos-player loved the poster and wanted it pretty badly when he saw it. Nicest werewolf I have ever met. 🙂

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For the contest, this young lady won first place for “Best Representation of a Character – Advanced Class” with her Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.

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She said it took her over 200 hours to make her dragon and she did a marvelous job of it. It was beautiful!

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Although he didn’t win anything, this man said he lost 30 pounds over the summer building his helmet and rocket pack for this Rocketeer costume. Dave Stevens would have been so proud of it!

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And this robot was built using recycled materials and $15 purchased parts – look at what all he used. Impressive!

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This young lady wasn’t there on Saturday and wasn’t a part of the costume contest, but she should have been. She hand-dyed turkey feathers and hand crafted her complete costume. The iridescence on them was really nice.

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This was one of the kids in the Sunday contest and she/he was so cute in it. I walked over to the line, said, “Hey, Minion!” and got this. Adorable!!!

Scott was smart and took today off work to catch up both on sleep and to go and bring the boys home from the vet where they were boarded over the weekend. It was too quiet at home when we arrived and I can’t wait to see them tonight.

Scott and I have several plans in works from Story Studios for the future. We are changing directions slightly (don’t worry Johnny Saturn readers, JS will continue beginning this fall), but we have a lot of details to work out before anything happens.

Thank you, Chuck Moore, for putting on Derby City Comic Con. As usual, it was a blast!