July 23, 2016

Day 2: Friday: Success in a Foreign Land





The little boy behind her was charmed.

I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t find a volunteer spot that would fit me this second day.  The first day, I showed up to the Professional check in windows on my scooter and was turned away.  I didn’t have enough sense to tell them that I didn’t have to stay in it.  They said it wouldn’t fit behind their counter.

OK, I explained the problem, and this second day they sent George and I to the Portfolio Review area.  See George at work in the picture below.  Each booth has a table and a person to do a review of either a wrtten portfolio or an art portfolio.  Our job, in the midst of the Comic Con noise chaos on the echoing sail deck, is to call names out from a list. 

“Can You yell?”  Asked the supervisor Dianne.  We could all yell. 

As soon as one person was in a chair being interviewed, we would track down the next person on the list.  It was a noisy job, but someone gets to do it.  What fun it was.



George at work.



I was charmed by this young man’s creativity.



Costume drama on the sail deck.



                                                                    




  • Himself:  Replaced one shirt, took vast numbers of pictures, got to go to the NASA panel, and took me out for Chinese.



  • Herself:  Got to go back to my favorite bookstore’s booth, bought an illustrated Swedish fiction that I had visited before, and rolled through the Artists Alley.  Pictures to follow.



  • Gratitudes:  To be able to go to this Chaotic convention, and see so much new creativity.  I’m inspired.


  • 6 comments:

    1. Fun! And games! It Looks wonderful!

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    2. Sorry you got turned away. One would think with all those costumes the venue would be more space friendly for those in scooters. Glad you got back in.

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    3. Gotta love those costumes at the end.

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    4. It sounds exhausting but a lot of fun.

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