That … went well. I have already paid for my booth and then some, so tomorrow is going to be all profit, and since tomorrow doesn’t feature a home Notre Dame game at 3:30 (at which point traffic conspicuously dried up) I have high hopes that it could be even better a day than today was. That would be quite nice.
Also interesting: every con I’ve ever attended has had celebrity guests of some stripe or another, but other than Timothy Zahn coming to the booth next to me I’ve never really interacted with any of them. Seth Gilliam, Katrina Law, Kevin Sussman and John Schneider all walked past my booth several times, and it’s possible that William Katt did a few times too but I don’t actually know who he is so I didn’t recognize him.
(Seth Gilliam, in particular, is a ghost. The first couple of times he walked past I was the only one who realized who he was. I almost called him over to the booth the first time, thinking he was just a regular con-goer, and only stopped myself at the last second.)
Not as many cosplay pictures as I usually take, mostly because the one real disadvantage of my booth is that it’s not in a great place to ask people to stop for a picture. Every time I tried it led to a traffic jam, so I stopped doing it after a while. That said: enjoy, and remember you can click on the pictures to get a larger version!