This time, I took my car because, I wanted to be there earlier. I got up extra early to ensure parking. The cost difference for the day from bus to park was 20 cents. Of course it cost more if you consider gas, but I got there and back way quicker.
My first necessity of the day was to get away from the stranger that latched onto me after I asked if he could hold my spot in line long enough for me to throw out my banana peel. I have a knack for having strangers latch onto me simply by being polite.
Eventually, I was able to browse and attend panels freely. The first panel I went to was called “Sexy Armour” and it was good, but I’m not interested in joining an armour guild.
After that, I went to an Advanced Steampunk panel. I learned some new things and have a bunch of research to do before next year. There was a wealth of knowledge on time periods that peaked my interest as I tweak my costume for next year.
I missed the third panel I wanted to go to on creating Alien worlds. I’m upset about it, but I’ll just have to ask the Internet more about it.
The final panel I went to was also on Steampunk, and though I didn’t learn as much from it, I found it enjoyable.
Another writer told me that he thought my costume was very sexy, so I ended my day on a high note.
I have two toes that don’t want to bend far. I’m not sure what happened to them. Perhaps just the two days of walking around at the Con has upset them. I’m sure it will make toe work at roller derby interesting.
I will have two costumes next year as two days of corset wearing was hard on the organs and back. Ladies, if you think removing a bra provides relief, try a corset!
I had a good Con and I’m looking forward to next year’s Ottawa Comiccon.