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      CommentAuthorsillypunk
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2009
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    @Encephalo Ray - it gives a great first impression for cons then! :D
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    @sillypunk - It does indeed. I think clenching in horror at every single furry I saw might've had something to do with it, though.
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    I hadn't realized before that Mr. Ellis was a walking contraception bomb. We should drop him in the middle of a convention of christian fundamentalists.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2009
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    i like that pic. Love Swami is all like "WURD UP!"
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2009
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    Had a small fight with the girlfriend about being made to miss the show. Moreso angry at tube engineers who futz with 40% of the lines on the bank holiday weekend (and every other weekend).

    Sounds like a wonderful time, and I'm sorry to have missed it.

    Seeing as I'm leaving this lovely miserable fucking island today, I guess I'm bound for Baltimore Comic-Con in October to molest Brian Wood.
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    It was a great show for all concerned I felt, it left me sitting on the train home wanting to draw immediately!

    Much like Thought Bubble in Leeds it didn't just focus on the big names, they made us little guys in webcomics and small press feel a little more welcome.

    Despite the show seeming to be buried in cosplayers, the majority of them did seem eager to look at something other than the latest tokyopop book releases.

    @warrenellis Was good to meet you, hopefully it wont be another decade before your next UK con appearance :D
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      CommentAuthorclairefun
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    I'm so tired, but it was wonderful. Warren and Paul were both lovely, Warren even shook hands with my 4 year old, who was very impressed. (He was quite keen to meet 'the man who made mummy's special books I'm not allowed to touch'). I was in the queue with a *wonderful* Miki cosplayer who I burbled at excitedly for quite some time, I did take her picture but haven't uploaded my photos yet. I was wearing an anime cosplay (a reasonably sensible one, I think) but spent more time in the comics section than anywhere else (apart from sitting on the grass out the front, which was lovely). It was just brilliant, and I keep stroking my FreakAngels book and looking at the signatures. Huzzah!
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    Yeah I've came back for my third time this year, I thought it was a really good show. Really good mix of guests, hopefully you'll come back in october.
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    Warren, your hair... is as mad science as my dad's. And he's had half twice as long to work on his.

    Keep in mind, I am comparing you to the man that gave me the Demolished Man at age five when I complained the grade school readers were boring.

    This is further proof to me you are the Internet Jesus.

    Wish I could have been there.

    (edit: the perils of posting before bed...)
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      CommentAuthoremsie
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    You have no idea of the joy this thread gives me. ^__________^ <----biiig smile
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      CommentAuthorFilmFan
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    I was stood at the back when @Encephalo Ray and possibly also @sillypunk asked their questions, but i missed the start and wandering off during, partly to buy the first books of Ellerbisms and The Everyday by Adam Cadwell from Adam himself (free badge!), as well as buying and getting Phonogram : Rue Britannia signed by Jamie McKelvie himself.

    I picked through the books on sale and found two Transmet volumes and The Art of Paul Duffield (premium), which was wicked, after having got a ton of Ellis stuff signed by Uncle Warren.

    Having done that, I was at a loss, so I wandered about a bit more, then sat outside, then went home for dinner - first con befuddlement methinks.

    But Yay! Fun!
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      CommentAuthorFilmFan
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    Oh, I think I stalked @steaming badger for a tiny bit too. Sorry, I didn't say anything, but I didn't swear either, so there's that.
    • CommentAuthorUrbanAngel
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    Hi! Am back home now. It was great to meet Warren (hope I didn't waffle too much) and Paul (again, sorry for almost kicking over your table in my enthusiasm!) and thanks to both for allowing me to have my photo taken with you and for the book/comic signings. I'm glad to hear that you both didn't suffer too much there. Also my thanks to the lady on the stand with Warren who was organising things and very patiently put up with me nagging her for info on when Warren was coming and where Paul was. Very suprised to read that he didn't get a table even though the programme advertised him being there both days, but hey. It just meant I was walking round and round the Comic Village squinting at everyone's tables to see if I could recognise any of the art work as I didn't know what he looked like. You got a little booth in the end :)

    It was also nice meeting other Whitechapelers.. Steaming Badger as my fellow KK! FilmFan as Jack! And I also met Reynolds (I think that was your online name?) Am just uploading photos and hope to post them soon.
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      CommentAuthorFilmFan
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    ^?

    I'll take it as a compliment, but I don't think you mean me, unless I'm forgetting something - I didn't go as anyone!
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    What a fantastic day. I'm glad the comic book clan turned up in numbers to take on the might of the anime admirers. They may have had giant plastic swords but we had hangovers and hatred; no competition.

    Hats off to Anna & Emma for such a well planned event!
    Jamie McK your artwork has taken pride of place in my flat. I hope I managed to give you more compliments about Phonogram & Suburban Glamour than I did criticism about Cable.
    Warren you were an absolute gent first time I saw you at the signing. You were even more accommodating when I saw you later, after 5 hours of drinking. Many thanks.

    I have some of the photos from the expo on the previous expo thread.
    • CommentAuthorUrbanAngel
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009 edited
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    Darn, who went as Jack then? :D Iirc I also met Sillypunk in the queue!
    • CommentAuthorUrbanAngel
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
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    Ok, here are quite a few photos (I got carried away!) of creating the cosplay and of London Expo and Steaming Badger and Jack: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37836929@N02/sets/72157618697303313/

    Here are a couple from the above album.

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    Great outfits!
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    Your costumes looked great guys, really cheered me up at my stall seeing some characters I actually knew :)
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    TWO KKs? Whitechapel can barely handle ONE of the lovely Kolfinnia Kokokoho Titching.

    And I'd be half a second from a knife in the gut if she were real.

    Well done, ladies. Right down to the logo on the back.