Now, I don't usually
do Comic Conventions, but last year I went to Wizard World Philly and
had such a great time that we decided to head back. Richard
LeParmentier (Admiral Motti from Star Wars) was scheduled to be
a guest, and I was able to convince him to fly into New York first,
then drive down to Philly with Heather and I. John and Dennis met us
down there, and Kathy and Rich from the Empire City Garrison were there,
as were the members of Garrison Carida, and Philly Outer Rim. So we
had quite the crew showing up.
Photos below are
from John and I.
This is a game called
Makoto. It's a speed and reaction time game where you use the stick
to hit lights on the three poles when they light up. The faster you
go, the higher your score. Obviously it takes practice. I got a score
of 34 my first try, and by the end of the weekend, John had worked his
way up to a score of 54. That means 54 hits without missing. I think
the highest score of the weekend was 84.
Rich got himself
a great score. 12. That was after working his way up and playing the
game a record 189 times that weekend! Way to go, Rich! Just look how
much he's sweating!!
Kathy and I hanging
out in the Autograph area.
working for once!
Orli Shoshan (Shaak
Ti from Star Wars: Episode 2) with Heather.
These are awesome!
A half scale Boba Fett, and a full size Predator, both made of scrap
metal welded together!
Rich, Kathy and I.
Notice my white ribbon, which I got for my awesome score playing Makoto.
I'm pretty sure that white is the highest you can get.
Orli with John. He's
got an orange ribbon. Sadly, the lowest, and most insulting ribbon you
can possibly get.
John attempting to
steal my soul.
Heather looking lovely
at the bar.
Richard looking very
tired after the con.
After the con, and
after dinner it was time to head out and do some drinking.
Sadly, due to a fight
that I lost that night to a bottle of Jack Daniels, I don't remember
anyone's name. So I will be calling all the men in the following pictures,
"Wendel", and all the women shall be "Horcinthe".
Why? Because I demand it be so!
Here's Wendel and
I heading over to the bar. Wendel was actually at the now infamous "Chiller
PJ Party". His girlfriend, Horcinthe had just started dating him
at the time, adn when she found out what kinds of things went on at
the party, she almost broke up with him! But I'm sure we're all glad
that Horcinthe and Wendel managed to pull through.
Wendel here got a
little drunk and got it stuck in his head that he once starred on "Babylon
5", so decided to try and make out with me.
Horcinthe and me.
She forgives me for the evil parties that I throw.
Wendel is making
that face because I'm giving him an "Atomic Wedgie".
Some really old friends,
Horcinthe and Wendel. How I've missed them.
And here's Wendel
and Horcinthe having a hug. Notice that Horcinthe is EVIL!!
Wendel, Wendel and
Wendel. Of course, I kind of missed their heads in the pic, so I decided
to take it again.
Wendel showing off
one of the many things I love about Philly. YOU CAN SMOKE IN THE BARS!!
Wendel and me.
I'm Wendel, God dammit!
Our bartender, Wendel,
who claims to be in the Witness Protecton Program.
Mass massage. Horcinthe
being massaged by Wendel, while he gets massaged by Wendel.
Wendel and I planning
Wendel is looking
a bit drunk.
Horcinthe looks like
she's getting an "Atomic Wedgie" and loving it!
Hey, it's a donut!!
Me and Horcinthe
in the cab on the way home.
After the bar closed,
we headed back to the Marriott and sat in the lobby goofing off. There
we ran into the guys from DeFX.
They're planning on making a comic book about me. That is, if they know
what's good for them!
Here's Wendel, Wendel
and I in the lobby.
Wendel giving the
sign of the Devil!
And finally, Horcinthe