|Is it Comic Con Ghent now or Starcom? No one knows, but the #convention is fun for sure :)
||[Jul. 11th, 2016|09:11 pm]
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So yesterday it was Starcom, which may or may not be called Comic Con Ghent now, it's all very confusing for sure. In any case, I dragged Bert along, because we had press tickets for BCM and The Gatehouse :)
Parking near the ICC was not quite as easy as it usually is, but we found space soon enough, and very nearby, so that was good :)
I loved how they had put up a giant Star Wars Walker with moving canons and both Bumblebee in robot form and car form by the entrance. There was also another car but I have no idea what it was from. Can't know everything!
Bert and I spent some time investigating stuff for review purposes, and I took a bunch of photos. Which means that now Bert has to write the review haha :D That'll teach him!
I couldn't properly see all the pins, because some girls were pushing from the side, and the shopkeep was talking to a girl who was parked smack in the middle in front of the display table. It's probably for the best, my wallet rejoices.
I saw at least 8 different Rey cosplayers, but this little girl was the most adorable one. She had a plush Ewok backpack! I asked her parents if it would be ok to take her photo if she was fine with it too, because I thought she looked adorable, and everyone said it was a-ok, so yay ^^
I had seen the miniatures for this game before at World's End, and I thought they looked neat. So I was pretty psyched to see a demo for it. Right up to the point where one of the guys playing it turned out to be REALLY fanatic. That was my queue to snap a photo and vanish.
Babs was there,
helping Kara out with her booth, so we hung out with Babs for a bit. And wandered around some more. We didn't have a good spot for the cosplay convention at all, so we just admired the costumes rather than take photos :)
Speaking of which, there were some really amazing costumes at Starcom this year, seriously well done.
We didn't do much shopping, but we did spend time looking for Age of Ultron #10. No success sadly, but it wasn't for a lack of trying! :)
And whilst I thought it wasn't possible, my opinion of World's End comics has gotten even LOWER.
Newsflash people, it shouldn't take that long for you to put down your beer to deal with people showing up at your stand wanting to buy things. It's bad form. Also, general rudeness at customers is also beyond uncalled for. If I can avoid dealing with them in the future, I bloody well will. I'll stick to places where they treat customers properly, such as Mekanik and Eppo.
Bert and I did find some fun comics at another stand, ran by a SUPER friendly Dutch guy and his son, for € 1 each :)
This guy was running a t-shirt booth, looking mega stylish whilst wearing a blazer in that damn heat. That kind of dedication to style alone warranted me asking for his photo :)
Bert on the iron throne, because he loves Game of Thrones.
Photo of the day: 10.7.2016 (day 192)
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, just like all other photos in this post :)
Because it's a 2 hour drive back home, and we didn't want to get stuck in traffic, we left in time, but not before having a well needed (it was so hot I was actually starting to feel unwell inside the venue) break at the nearby café of the Fine Arts Museum.
And omg the other people there. They saw us approach, looked at my outfit, and fell silent as the grave and STARED. They actually kept it up 'till I removed my pauldron. And even then the serving boy was so uncomfortable that he had to get a colleague to bring our order. Seriously people, I was just wearing some leather armor and steampunk accessories, get over yourselves. I was pretty surprised to find an attitude like that in Ghent, which is usually mega tolerant, open-minded and laid back.
I suppose you get people like that everywhere.
Bert was wearing his Samurai Jack tee, that's as geeky as things were going to get :)
Pauldron: Poorman's Gold Label
Top: made it myself
Armor rings: Poorman's Gold Label
Thin belt: Moda
Fan holder: Poorman's Gold Label
Folding fan: Mucha merchandise from a gift shop in Prague
Spare pockets: Alt.Kilt
Tankard strap: Darkblade
Nerf gun: Sneak Attacker, customised by me
Socks: ebay seller
Accessories: asos, Veritas, Poorman's Gold Label, vintage, Han Cholo, handmade
All the other photos of this convention are here :)