Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blog Hop Organizing and Awesome Con

Well, this blog hop is hopping along. I still have several spots open and have created a tab for the blog hop with the current list of participants. If you'd like to participate, please let me know.

I've been pretty busy with work, Awesome Con, and a little bit of quilting. It's also been just me the past two weeks, while my husband has been in Michigan taking care of his mom for this latest (and hopefully last) round of surgeries. I'm happy to report that she is recovering nicely and went back to work today. I also got my hubby back yesterday.

Awesome Con this past weekend was three days of nerdy fun! I played board and card games, bought games and dice and two prints, went to several panels and Q&A sessions, and got several autographs.

That's Raphael Sbarge (Jiminy Crickets from Once Upon a Time), Cary Elwes (Westley from Princess Bride and Robin Hood from Robin Hood: Men in Tights), Sean Astin (Samwise from Lord of the Rings), and Timothy Zahn (one of the writers in the Star Wars Expanded Universe).

There were other TV and movie stars there, but mainly from Walking Dead, which I haven't seen, and Firefly/Serenity, which I've only seen one or two episodes of.

My favorite parts of Awesome Con below:

Both of them were SO nice. Seriously. I've always kind of pictured actors as these self-absorbed people, but both were really friendly and you got the feeling they actually wanted to get to know you. Apparently Cary Elwes also won the Mr. Congeniality award from the staff and volunteers, so it wasn't just me. :)

Although I was a little disappointed by some of the sessions, I'm looking at you "Gaming Myths" and "Girl Gamers," the Q&As with Timothy Zahn, Sean Astin, and Cary Elwes on Sunday totally made up for it.

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