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01 November 2010 @ 10:34 pm
I was terribly restrained  
Expo was its normal mixture of fun and exhausting. I seriously got home needing another holiday.

No guests I wanted to see and a disappointing lack of TV and film stuff to buy but I still managed to get several items...

My favourite is this beautiful pocket watch. Except it's on a necklace chain. Neck watch? IDK, but it's pretty. And practical.

On Sunday morning when it was a little bit less crazy I got to wander around the artist's corner and found these lovely prints and chatted to their equally lovely artists.

Also I got chatting to an author over there and ended up buying one of his books...

How could I not?! It's about the Roman Empire if it was run by cats!

Apparently the author gets asked a lot if it's historically accurate...

Also, not pictured, I brought some warm stripey leg warmers (according to gnimaerd  it should always be stripey so...) and the Simon's Cat author was there and I just had to treat myself to a badge.

Of course it wasn't just about the shopping. I got to see some very awesome cosplay (even if I didn't recognise most of it!), got to say hello to all the lovely Expo staff that I know. I saw gnimaerd  again, got to give shantirosa  real hugs for once and met the very sweet springinstep and friends.

I also got hugged by an alien, had a post it with Lady Vivian attached to my head, witnessed Storm Trooper vs Knight of Camelot and the campest chase in history (also, in mild irony, the storm troopers were all a little short to be storm troopers...)

On Sunday we went to see Despicable Me. I loved it! They used the 3D really well, the kids carried on the tradition of being way cuter than their real life equivalents but OMG I WANT A MINION!
Current Mood: tiredtired
Esmeralda: Lakshmi; smoked-up skinla_esmeralda_ on November 2nd, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
oh yum, that watch is gorgeous, and the art neauvou pics form teh artists corner! See, another reason I avoid cons: THEY WOULD EAT MY MONEY. :D

glad you had a good time and got lucky with an alien ;)
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana/Gwen distancedoylefan22 on November 2nd, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah but it's a good stealing of money. And you can do what I do and go around saying 'IT'S COMPLETELY PRACTICAL! I NEED THESE THINGS!'

Alien was very well behaved. (Although if I can't even get groped by an alien that's not very encouraging for me)

Also, pretty icon is pretty!
The Hebridean Queen: Angel Expognimaerd on November 2nd, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
That alien was ADORABLE. Terrifying, but ADORABLE. :P
doylefan22: Merlin - Gwaine - daisydoylefan22 on November 2nd, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
It was surprisingly well behaved; didn't hump anyone's leg or pee on the carpet...
mikasteelelell: Nikola_Helen_Victorianoxbastetxo on November 2nd, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Looks like you had a lot of fun dispite...(((huggles)))

The artwork is gorgous! From the look of it you'd like Jessica Galbreth stuff: http://www.enchanted-art.com/ I've bought her stuff for other people, but the only thing I have is a bottle of bath salts (which she doesn't sell any more *whine*)

ROTFL with the book! I love it!

I absolutely LOVE the watch! That's very Victorian! We have a pic of my greatgrandmother and she has a watch on a chain, pinned to her dress. I'm totally facinated by my Greatgrandmother..she died when my Grandma was very young, but she was a very "accomplished" woman. She was first generation American, her father was from Irland, and she went to "Finishing School". We only have one pic of her and it is soooo Victorian. :-) My Greatgrandfather (her husband) was also first generation American (Frenchman married a Scottish woman and moved to the U.S.) and he has this HUGE handlebar mustache in the pic. :-D But they look so CUTE together! I always giggle at my Greatgrandfather's name (and that of his brother) Abraham Lincoln Sharer and Thomas Jefferson Sharer (both named after U.S. Presidents..so very first generation American!)

Okay, shutting up now. :-D
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana/Morgause - hurtdoylefan22 on November 2nd, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
The watch is so pretty. They had some lovely larger ones in silver too but this was way more practical.

Your great grandmother sounds very cool. My relatives were never that interesting!
mikasteelelell: Nikola_Crazyoxbastetxo on November 2nd, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
They sound gorgous! (jealous!) ;-)

I've got some...interesting relatives. ;-)

I had a great great grandmother who practiced folk medicine and told fortunes with a crystal ball! ;-) (other side the family) and my Mom's Grandother (other side) who also practice folk medicine and was "senstive". *shrug* hee!
fififolle: Xamuel Lennoxfififolle on November 2nd, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
I need a Stormtrooper icon :D

Love your watch thingy!
That book looks hilarious :)
Wish I'd been there!
doylefan22: family guy stuck up bitchdoylefan22 on November 2nd, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
I only have this icon ^

It's close enough :D
fififolle: Primeval - LMAOfififolle on November 3rd, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
No 'only' about it, LOL!!
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: David OMG // __kali____kali__ on November 4th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
You met Simon from Simon's Cat? I r jellus!
Purpleyin/Hans: royalmissyvortexdv on November 18th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
ooooo shiny *wants*. I've seen people wearing neckwatches and they do look good actually if unexpected.