Sunday, March 20, 2011

Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show

It's been far too long since we've posted.  For some reason, this blog is getting an "attack site" notice when people try to visit it.  I have not been able to find the problem.  Hopefully, we'll be able to clear it up soon.

Today, my elder daughter and I took in the Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show, held at the Shaw Conference Centre.  We've never gone to anything like this before, though we've certainly heard plenty of stories from people who take part in shows like this, either as visitors or vendors.  I'm really glad we took it in!

Autograph tables

The star of the show was LeVar Burton.  There was a huge line out the door of people waiting for his autograph.  He was really fantastic, taking the time to talk to everyone, posing for pictures and giving hugs.  He seemed to have endless patience.  The folks waiting in line were a great crowd, too.  When we left, there was still a long line, patiently waiting for Burton to come back from a much needed break.

There were, of course, other people at the autograph tables.  It must be a bit hard sitting at an autograph table next to someone with as large a draw as Burton! *L*  The others at the tables included Wrestling superstars, The Dudleys, comic artist, Ron Wagner, comic artist, Cary Nord, Star Wars Visions and aviation artist, Robert Bailey and Star Wars super collector, Gus Lopez


There were, of course, plenty of people in costume!  Some were visitors to the show, while others were from the The 501st Legion: Badlands Garrison and Rebel Legion - Outrider Base of Alberta.  All were great about posing for photos.

Displays and artists.

There were, of course, plenty of vendors and displays of all kinds, including My Little Pony, Matchbox cars, costumes used in various movies, board games, paintings and prints, dolls, artists at work and yes, you could even visit one of several artists available and get a tattoo.

It was a really fun event, and I'm glad we went.  In fact, we're considering going to the next event coming up in May!

If you want to see more photos, check out the set of photos I have on my flicker site.

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