Friday, January 07, 2005
This first day was a ho-hum affair and there wasn't much activity happening except for the buzz around the other booths where you could try out the new video games for free. Hoping to create my own buzz I gave away a good number of CLASS folders away for free. The way I see it, this was an opportunity to create an awareness for my own comics (which has been languishing in limbo for the longest time) and get rid of the surplus merchandise. I won't be doing it again tomorrow which I'm sure will see a lot of people coming in. Here are most of the pictures I took from the event earlier today:
Jazz shows his true colors as he mugs his fellow Autobots
Indie comics galore in the Den's booth
Nadia, Lyndon, Lei, Patrick, and Mark
These pictures from today's con were provided by my good friend, RG. These selections came from the shots taken by Az and Mark:
This is it!!!
This is the group's booth without the other artists posting their artworks yet.
Getting ready for the first day crowd
Drool worthy indie comics
Clowning around under the spanking new banner
Az reacts to the comment made by his stuffed Gunbound Dragon (left) while Patrick and Lyndon laughs at a joke (right).
Renegade Autobot toys prepare to hack a laptop computer
Az and RG emceeing the cosplay parade
A bevy of gorgeous cosplayers from the online game Skyblade
Winners of the first day's cosplay contest
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we'll be dressing up in business attire these first couple of days of the convention to help change the stereotypical image of the comic artist wearing geeky shirts and jeans. Yeah we can still dress up nice if we want to. Some of the highlights of day includes a surprise visit from najanaja, the beerkadette we know and love from Lyndon's ever busy tag-board and the TransFormers toys (care of Mark and the TransFormers Philippines group) that provided us with endless hours of mindless entertainment and laughter.