The first day of the convention went rather well.
Housemate and I made him a mask, as seen here:
Obviously, I took this before he painted it.
Though he didn't get a chance to do a cosplay contest.
Still, there were events, stuff got sold, we met some new people, and we talked to some old friends... Well, I did, anyway.
Rob made us turkey sandwiches for lunch and everything.
There were games of both video and board varieties, and there were prizes to be won.
Or, as one announcer stated,
While this was a very busy con for those actively participating in the events, it was not so busy for the venders.
This meant that we had some spare time.
I made more stuff,
I drew stuff,
I went over my to-do list,
I drank too much water and had to go to the strange bathroom that doesn't make any sense to me...
You know what, let's take a moment to talk about that bathroom.
I was told the men's toilet area was not this way.
First off, I understand why that mirror would be so low. If someone were to be in a wheelchair, that would be really useful.
However, why were all the other mirrors segregated to another room?
And why did this other room require one solitary chair and trash-bin??
All that being said, it was a really nice, clean bathroom. A+
Now, while there wasn't a regular cosplay contest, there was the "Iron Cosplay" that involved using only newspaper and tape in a short amount of time to make a costume.
My favorite was the narwhal,
Followed closely by Cthulhu.
I started texting my friend at one point...
I braided my hair a few million times...
I complained about the cold a lot...
Oh, I also totally accidentally stabbed myself with this pencil:
I still have a red dent in my wrist.
I took pictures, but I won't post any here.
I'm fine, by the way.
What else did I do?
Well, I spent a lot of time coming up with randomly terrible scenarios about everything for no particular reason...
And I spent some time watching Rob play a videogame on his tablet...
When people were actively at the table, I kept my eye out for any wandering children.
I also worried too much about my prices being too high or too low at any given time.
To give you an idea of what our table looked like from our end, here are some photos! (Are they still called that, if taken with a phone? Phone-tos.)
So many chairs. This was before they were all filled with gamers.
So many earrings.
A bowl of stuffed cats.
There were actually a lot of other things, but I got tired of taking pictures after a while.
I even drew a thing for a sign for a thing!
Day two went pretty smoothly, since we already knew how we were going to be set up.
They had the "Iron Cosplay" again, this time with the best little girl ever.
Rob said if we ever entered such a contest, he would dress me as the shoe from Monopoly.
It started as a mocking sort of plead from me not to ever do this:
And then it became weirdly dire in my head:
Eventually, tiredness took over.
And some really intense back pain.
Around this time, I started making little stories in my head about the cats...
I wasn't the only one feeling the burn of it, so we left a little early. Still, it was a fun, productive day.
I highly recommend the Albany Games Fest at UAlbany next year!