Mo Willems (The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!)
Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
And The Boy is a big fan of Superheroes and Star Wars so that's another great reason to go....I already brought him home a cool Marvel poster.
I ran in quickly today to get the lay of the land. I was only able to stay an hour or so, but it was time well spent. I figured out where I could stash my stuff and take a break. I found the autographing and panel areas and feel a lot more comfortable about getting around tomorrow and Sunday which should be much more crowded.
There were lots of interesting/cool costumes. Many people were taking pictures with assorted characters. I'll have to bring my camera tomorrow in case I get up my nerve to ask for a picture with Chewy or a clone trooper or someone more exotic.
I'm obviously a newbie since I did get the "this your first con?" question. Perhaps the dazed and confused expression on my face gave me away.
2. I hadn't been to NY in awhile. I love the city, but some things never change. The security staff could use a little social skills training:
Security: "What I said; not through here!" [even more rudely and abruptly]
Let me translate that last line for you: "Sorry, folks. This is an exit. The entrance is over there." I know they're not there to socialize per se, but a little courtesy never hurts.
3. There was also a Travel Professionals Convention of some sort going on at the same time in the Javits Center. I think those poor folks were really confused by everything. Imagine a group of people in conservative suits watching 2 women dressed as Jabba the Hutt's slave girls take a picture with Spiderman.
I'm looking forward to going back tomorrow and will be toting in a ton of books to get signed. There will be more time to just wander around and only 2-3 scheduled things that have to take place at a given time. On Sunday, I have a list of about 8 things I want to do, several of which happen simultaneously. Maybe someone can clone me? :)
Kudos to the DH. This has been a very busy week for me (8 meetings), and he's been acting as the primary parent all week; but I still get to go tomorrow and Sunday. <3 <3 <3
*I've probably forgotten almost as many as I've listed.