I was put in charge of running the Big Apple Convention, and one day
Mike Carbonaro decided to hold a ONE DAY, FREE ADMISSION convention.
You heard that right. Mike decided to give something back to the fans
by letting everyone in for free (that's if they signed up in advance
on the website), so there was a catch. The day was a huge success, for
who can resist a free day of glorious geekdom.
as the time drew closer, we realized that while we had expected a certain
amount of people to show up, we had double that many people signed up
on the website! So that meant we were worried about the place being
overbooked and wall to wall with fans!
a Free Admission show really packs them in!
further ado, here are the pics...
relaxing while we set the place up.
autograph room and artist alley before the con. Notice the brilliant
table arrangement by Spat and Tony.
Maitland (Big Apple web designer and artist) designed the awesome graphics
for the con t-shirts. He used the con mascot (Mr. Apple) with a superhero
theme. They were a HUGE hit! Too bad we ran out, people wouldn't stop
asking for them. The next version will have a villain theme. Can't wait
to see that one!
(Super Grand High Majestic Con Director) hard at work with, uh, a roll
Anthony getting ready to post banners on the wall.
so much easier to work with music to inspire me! He has the whole Miley
Cyrus, Hannah Montana collection on his iPhone.
and Tony at the Playwright. (Z and Anthony debating in the background;
"No I can drink more that you!" "NO, I can drink more!!")
the first of many many photos she will appear in.
trying not to get bored with Spat. (Z imitating a deer in the headlights)
this is love line, how can I make your fantasy come true?"
hi mom! Didn't know it was you!"
and Kim hanging out at the Playwright.
likes to take pics up people's noses.
then Richard arrived! In case you didn't know, Richard LeParmentier
played Admiral Motti in Star Wars, as well as parts in Who Framed Roger
Rabbit? and Superman 2.
and Kim get comfortable.
standing in front of Cathy St. George's table! I wonder if he signs
autographs as her as well?
Volunteers hard at work!
many Volunteers does it take to hang up a poster?
was the first time at a Big Apple that I was able to take a break and
sit down. I guess the last 4 shows working with these same Volunteers,
we've learned to work really well together. So I didn't need to be everywhere,
doing everything. So for the first time I was able to sit down. It was
the best 6 seconds of my life.
Autograph area/Artist Alley. With the lovely Josie Lee in the foreground,
and Tiffany Taylor in the back.
trying to look busy.
with Cheryl Bachman!
this is a Dynamic Duo I can watch for hours!
Runnels strangles Jason.
stuffs his face!
Leilene Ondrade of Flavor of Love.
looking over the Volunteers.
Volunteers getting their after show goodies.
illustrious Volunteers. And Grace.
and Bobbi at the after party at the Playwright!
and Jenn showed up!
standing outside smoking.
full Irish Breakfast! Soooo goood.
since Saturday was Drew's Birthday, and he didn't show up, we had a
party for him later!
here's his My Little Pony cake!
then Mikey stuck his finger in the cake.
that's it! Big thanks to all my Volunteers! Thanks to Grace, Anthony,
Tony, and Z for coming down and helping out. Thanks to Mike Carbonaro
for putting on the show! Thanks to Sean, Nicole and Dennis for all their
help! Big thanks to all the Guests and Artists who came to the show,
and especially to Richard! It's always great seeing you again!
that's pretty much going to be the last of the Hotel Big Apple shows.
Be sure to come down October 16-18, 2009 when Big Apple moves to the
Piers at the West Side Highway. We'll be at Pier 94 at 55th and 12th
you have any questions, E-Mail me. Spat@spat-nospam-cave.com