As promised to no one. I’m updating.
This past weekend I once again had a table at the Edmonton Expo. It was a fantastic show this year. Last year I had one of my worst shows ever and almost didn’t return this year. So glad I did.
As always I was with the Usual Suspects
Mike Rieger,Michael Mcadam, Jeremy Thew, and Shonna White
The friday it open I set up and was ready to rock. Outside of a faulty banner stand that was MacGyvered together with duct tape and cardboard splints everything went smooth.
While there was a plethora of media guests at the show, I’ve become a bit cynical about celebrities. They’re just working folks and I don’t have much of an urge to meet them. Of course there’s exceptions. Mads (Hannibal Lecter) Mikkelson was a guest and I really wanted to meet him. A few months back and completely unrelated to his Expo appearance I drew this. In fact it made it’s first appearance back at the Calgary Horror Con.
Well never one to not take advantage of an opportunity I made sure I had plenty of prints of this pic for the show. Right early on I sold a few prints and about an hour or two into the show my friend Tony who works for the expo sent me this pic
Somebody took my print to him and he seemed to like it. I got a little excited. Then I found out that this pic was all over the Expo’s social media. People started coming to my table to get the print because they saw the pic. Well a few hours later Mads Mikkelson himself CAME TO MY TABLE. He shook my hand and told me how he really liked the print. Unfortunately none of my friends got a pic of this. 🙁
By late Saturday I had sold ALL of my Hannibal Prints… save 2. I went off with these remaining to Mads table. I got one signed for me and gave him the other. Also was able to get my pic with Mads. I way prefer selfie style pics over the photo ops that they do at cons.
On top of the Hannibal adventures, This con marked another first for me, My friend Kristy Bacon ask me to draw a heart that had been stitched up for a tattoo. Well the Expo brought in some tattoo artists and Kristy’s arm is now emblazoned with my art.
All in all it was a super good time. and for the first time in the last year, I got through an entire convention without being sick!!! Huzzah!