Awesome pictures all! Love the pics with Evil-Lynn. She truly did not disappoint. Some great costumes this year too! Everyone at work always asks about the costumes! LOL.
I tried to take pics on my iPhone but that was a nightmare, frankly, so forgive their terrible quality. So not much in the way of pics, but I'll post a few.
I had an amazing time. It was so great to see the people I met last year again (and actually have some time to hang out with them) and meet a load of new people too. I actually went to fewer panels this year than last, because I wanted a little more chill time to hang out and and browse. But there were so many great panels to choose from, I did regret skipping a few to be sure. I thought the programming overall was really great.
Of the panels I did go to, my two favorite were probably the Anthony Delongis weapons demo (and it's sequel on the con floor) and the Power Tour. The stories from the tour were great, and it was really moving at points too.
I wish I'd gone to the New Adventures panel, but I kind of wanted to get in and go for a few limited items on the sale floor. I know packed schedules make it difficult, but it might be nice to have a panel-free first hour.
Seeing (and getting to hold!) the original protos for Eldor and a cast of the original He-man sculpt was cool. I got to see the proto for Darius, Rokkon, an early run of Tytus and a few other items, which were very cool for a guy like me who really doesn't have the money to buy that sort of thing.
I didn't buy a ton, but I loved everything I got. I got the Dave Wilkins prints (1 of 100 for both, that was the first place I went) and James Eatock's Cartoon Guide. I bought a TON of the Spy Monkey Weaponeers of Monkaa. And I still want more.
I, of course, won the He-man body pillow. He will sit proudly in my bedroom, I guess. What does one do with a body pillow with He-man on it?!?!
Finally, I was lucky enough to win (after sadly losing out on Bearshow's awesome art) Joe Amato's awesome custom of the Manta Rider and the Manta Raider. I took a few pics to share. I will definitely treasure it as a part of my collection.
Can't wait until next year! I am definitely staying the night on Sunday though, next year. Heading back that night meant I was robbed of some hanging out time, and I met some people right at the last minute! But I can't wait to see everyone again.