As adults we have very “special days” to look forward to – we’re too busy making sure days like Christmas are special for the rugrats to really enjoy them – so today was a day of great significance for The Hook.
Normally I’d have to load the family into “The Hookmobile” (otherwise known as a mini-van) and spend few hours traveling before I can enter Nerdvana. So it was a nice change to put on my coat and walk through a set of double doors leading to the Promised Land five minutes later!
VampireLover was disheartened by the lack of, you guessed it, vampires, – fictional or otherwise – but she dis get to point and whisper, “Geek, Nerd, Freak” over and over.
Unfortunately for my wife, there is a big difference between The Undead and The Brain Dead.
Nevertheless, between myself, the wife and our thirteen-year-old-going-on-thirty daughter, there was something for everyone.
- Plenty of “special people” for the wife to… marvel at.
- Buttons, pins, Archie digests and assorted goodies for my daughter.
- The original -and greatest – Robin of them all: Burt Ward.
- Plenty of new friends and contacts for The Hook.
Case in point:
This stunning piece comes to you courtesy of a gentleman by the name of Gord Shipperbottom, who like millions of other creative souls, merely wants to share his artistic vision with the world. You can check out his work here and he certainly wasn’t the only talented souls at the ‘con; I met another cool dude (is “dude” still in?) named Mike Hogue whose creation, Jinx The Black Cat, is a fun, whimsical, all-around cool cat.
I can barely manage to construct a straight line – even with a ruler – so artists have my respect and admiration.
SIDE NOTE: VampireLover just walked by with a pair of scissors and snipped a quarter-inch of hair off my rapidly-balding head! No reason, she just “felt like it.” apparently. Ain’t love grand?
In short, my humble home got a major upgrade this weekend and became the epicenter for comic book coolness, not to mention horror chills, celebrity gawking thrills and… well, I got nothin’ to go with “spills”, so that’s it for now.
I’ll revisit the Niagara Falls Comic-Con in the future; so long for now, folks.