Gone to Armageddon!

I’ve always envied my friends who live in the US because they can easily go to the numerous science fiction and comic book conventions that take place there. Although they have conventions here in Australia, there aren’t that many and I haven’t been to one until recently.

I went to the Armageddon Expo last Saturday. I tried to convince Raquel to tag along but she would rather sleep in than wake up early in the morning just to be at some convention for geeks. Anything that makes her happy is fine with me. So, I ended up going there by myself.

When I got to the Exhibition Centre in the CBD, I was surprised when somebody called out to me. I looked around and saw Nino, a Pinoy friend I haven’t seen in a while. He had his fiancee, L, and high-school friend, J, with him. I was glad I met them there. It made the whole day much more fun than it would’ve been if I was just by myself. I’m also glad to discover that he was also into comics. I’m always in the look out for friends with geeky passions, like myself.

It was great. I was able to shake hands with Billy West, voice of Fry, Dr Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan and the Professor from Futurama. I was able to be in close proximity with Alan Tudyk (from Firefly, Serenity, Knight’s Tale, etc) and Connor Trinneer (from Startrek Enterprise and Stargate Atlantis) during their Q&A session. It was amazing to see in person these science-fiction personalities whom I have admired and liked. For me, just being there to see these folks was well worth the $16 entrance fee I paid.

I didn’t buy a lot of stuff at the convention though. I did buy a Superman and Batman animated action figures for $1 each. Yep, that’s right! A dollar each! I couldn’t let that pass. I also bought something called Stickfas, a customisable fully poseable and articulate humanoid toy. I’ll be using it for my drawing as posing reference.

I left the convention three hours before closing time. I was just too tired by then. I got what I came for by then, anyway. I wish there were more shops though. Still, I had a lot of fun. I’ll definitely go again when next time Armageddon comes town.

As for photos, well, I only have a few and you can find them here:

Published in: on October 16, 2007 at 11:42 pm  Comments (1)