Checkout part 1 here.
I would say that my favorite part of the convention is walking through the artist alleys and find awesome artists to follow. Here are a few that I love!
Katie Cook (blog/shop)
She is the nicest person ever! At the convention, she sold mini paintings, and she even did custom mini paintings. Without hesitation, I asked her to paint Alice. I follow her on twitter, and it turns out she’s funny, too! My kind of artist.
Daniel & Dawna of Steam Crow (site/store)
I met Daniel at the convention. He was very proud of his designs, and he should be. One of the favorites is the “Viking on a Narwhal” (inspired by Game of Thrones). Unfortunately, he didn’t have it in the postcard sizes. I really love his style.
Elisabeth Holmes of The Naughty Rabbit (shop)
This girl is around my age, and she had a brillant idea to create popular fiction characters into rabbits, inspired by her own pet rabbit at home. I thought it was genius! I wish there was more work in her shop, but she told me that school is ruling her life right now. I hope she is able to add more over the summer.
Monocle Mustache Project (kickstarter)
This thing is amazing! It makes me laugh everytime I put it on. And others around me too.
When I found out that there was a comic con in Denver I knew I was going! If it was anything like the San Diego Comic Con, I was in! This was Denver’s first comic con so I knew it couldn’t possibly live up to San Diego’s (although I’m sure that would be true if it was Denver’s 20th) but if it was even a miniature version, I knew I would love it.
This passed weekend the Comic Con finally arrived and I was so happy!
The first thing about Denver’s Convention Center that is unique is the 40 foot blue bear peaking inside the windows looking in the window. He’s so cute!
Of course it had all of the quarky and fun things the other cons have:
The best cosplay all year.
A lot of sweaty nerds jam packed in one place.
Favorite characters from tv shows– Jasika Nicole from Fringe and Colin Ferguson from Eureka.
We got through the entire thing in 2 hours so it was literally the tiny version of comic con but it had the they vibe and enthuseam that I was expecting. I hope they can make it bigger and better next year.
In part 2, I talk about art and artists and I discovered on Comic Con.