This year it was still unorganised still awkward and cramped but I had a good time, well a better time then expected.
Then off to my first signing of the day - Sarah shahi which was set to start at 9:30. I was first in her queue and no guest no photos just empty space awaiting an arrival - i looked around to see other queues forming for the other guests due to start imminently still no printed photos. One of the stewards even asked if we had personal items as they didn't think they were having photos. Finally photos darted to arrive about 10ish for the other guests who were not due to start for another half hour. . . . So i waited and waited. Sarah carter from falling skies arrived and sat at her spot and started signing for her medium sized line. She was very sweet very welcoming to her fans and very pretty. As her line got shorter and shorter I jumped over to say hi and get my friends autograph from her. She chatted about smallville and how falling skies was going to be so good ( I hope sonas season one was so boring) we concluded our chat with photo and me trying to blag invite to hang out with her and Holly valance for the rest of weekend ( if your going to mention it to me Sarah you should at least invite me it's only fair)
10;30 still no Sarah shahi but there was at least 4 photos now to get signed - I not mean four sets I mean four physical photos they hang keep running over and leaving a new one as soon as they came off the printer. Very unorganised - was hearing rumours that they hadn't even had them approved yet that's why taking so long. The next falling skies actress Seychelle Gabriel's queue had died down so I jumped over to her to get some autos for my friends ( this was the cheapest expo for me ever ) had a nice rushed chat and photo as Sarah shahi turned up and I had to dash back for a very rushed flirt auto and photo.
I then had to rush over to the free signing of Michael Sinterniklaas as I huge venture brothers fan and he is the voice of one of the main characters. After a long wait - about 45 minutes I approached him and saw my teefury venture brothers Tshirt and loved it and started chatting about if show was aired here the DVD boxes as different to ones he had see before. He was a great meet very fun and loved discussing the show and FREE autos.Next up was Raphael Sbarge who was the friendliest guest i have met in years really genuinely happy to be meeting fans and loved discussing Once Upon A Time i was only meeting him at first for a friend but he was so nice i had to buy one myself.
Like most guests he had a very small queue i never saw any guest have more then 20 in a queue at any time mostly was less then 10. my final guest of the morning was star of Grimm David Giuntoli but as i approched him he ran out of photos so had to wait for some to be printed had nice chat about the show and how i (lied) enjoyed it and looked forward to season 2- sadly i didnt mean it as find show boring bu my friend wanted his auto.
I heard that Cassandra peterson was attending i had met her before for a friends birthday present so i wasnt going to meet her again until i heard that she was dressed in her full Elvira costume. I had to go meet her now and she was as fun and friendsly as ever - and looking good for a lady of her age.
After a break for food i went through the open queue for the free signing of Young Dracula cast all seemed really nice but felt bad as noone knew who they were.
As was passing i met the two people from Teen wolf again for a friend as i never watched it. They both seemed friendly and Holland Roden who was very pretty. That was me done with the Tv side of the event next on to the comic side. first off met with a Expo regular Frazer Irving who drew me a great Black bolt sketch on one of my sketch covers.Then on to the loveable irish rogue that is transformer artist Nick roche who signed my comics and a nice Galvatron sketch which he signed to WADE!!! wade!!! i known him for years and he gets me mixed up with Wade!! wade is from new zealand!!! anyway we fixed it in the end but very embarrassing all round.
Next i made a rookie mistake:
There were to big comic names i went to meet Marv Wolfman and Teenage mutant ninja turtle creator Kevin Eastman. Eastman started signing at 3pm marv at 3:30 i could start either queue but marv was who i was after the most and as he a big name i assumed he would be busy so i chose marv . kevin started on the dot at 3pm and if i had been first i would have been done in about 10 minutes as he was sketching but no i waited for Marv who had....three of us !!!! three!!! so was done in minutes then had to wait or 2 hours for eastman to get to me. 2 HOURS!!!! such a rookie mistake should have known better. Marv was nice but was hard to talk to and so was brief. Kevin on the other hand was great really full of energy made each person who met him feel important and sketching for all who wanted. And as i left the creator of skullkickers ben zub was sitting bored as he had no queue got a few free signed comics
Well thats it all in all i did very well got alot of free autos alot of free photos with the guests and 4 sketches
below are my photos with, skeches and autos ( signed comics not shown)