Aaaaand done. This was all I needed, the rest of the weekend didn't really matter. Remember the TARDIS Zipperobe? It was smaller than I'd imagined but still entirely geektastic. I'd buy one if I had the room for it. And if it wasn't $100. And if it didn't look like it would rip and fall apart the first time I tried getting into it. Oh shut up, like you wouldn't.
I spent a good portion of the show covering panels for Newsarama. If you haven't already you can catch up on my reports here. Friday I took in a speed dating panel and if you haven't read my experience with that, you're absolutely missing out. When I wasn't working I was trying to see as much as I could. Luckily Friday was pretty quiet in comparison to what the rest of the weekend turned out to be so I got a fair look around.
Walking the show floor was almost pointless to me immediately though because I couldn't buy anything. I managed to get myself on a commission list (which I'll get to in a minute) and knew I couldn't afford to make any other purchases. I went around talking to some comic folks I know and wound up at the DC booth of course. That's when I ran into these beauties...
These and the other DC Direct Cover Girls statues were on display, taunting me. I also got a chance to see the Return of Bruce Wayne action figures of which I'll hopefully be getting the Caveman and Pirate versions. Luckily I couldn't stay long teasing myself as the Geek Girls Network Tweetup was that night!
As per usual at most conventions, I wind up eating what amounts to a bottle of water and a granola bar a day, so when I finally got to the bar where the tweetup was being held it's safe to say Valkyrie needed food badly. Thus, I had to turn down a few drinks from friendly blog readers and twitter followers so I wouldn't get sick. But I appreciate the offers and hellos! In fact, it was wonderful meeting and getting to talk to you all that night. I'm just sorry I was being pulled in so many different directions. Besides the lovely conversations, Kirby Krackle was performing at the event and it was my first time seeing them. I now know what all the fuss is about.
I considered cosplaying in my Red Lantern outfit on Sunday but I was wiped out and decided to go with my back-up plan, the lone Classy Lantern. But I did match with Beth who was booth-babing it for Thom Zahler during the weekend. She cosplayed several different characters but this is Thom's Amazonia from Love and Capes who you can see right behind us. I took one more trip around the floor but I don't know why I bothered. I finally came back to artists alley to catch up with some friends I hadn't seen in a while and get a few random sketches. But now for my special commissions...
You may remember me being in love with a particular Twitter meme called MRVLCATS. So much so I wrote a list about them on Topless Robot. Now, comics + cats = awesome but these were all Marvel characters and I was dying for a DCCATS meme to take off but it just never did. Instead, I went directly to the source of cuteness and asked the wonderful Katie Cook to draw me one. I gave her a few character choices and left it up to her which one to illustrate. I practically fell over when I got this back. (And that's saying a lot since I was sitting at the time.) I couldn't be more in love with it. That's one way to pull a disappearing act Catanna!
And finally, my reason for not being able to buy anything else at NYCC is this goddess (although, seriously I'm not complaining). It's my very own Adam Hughes sketch!! It's too big for my scanner so a cell phone picture is all you get for now. I've wanted an Adam Hughes sketch forever and it always seemed pretty impossible considering the protocol and my small con schedule. But luck was on my side that fateful Friday afternoon.