“DIES ON THE COSPLAY FLOOR IN LINE OF DUTY”!
The march to our Con in the, “Cool Morning Diego Gloom”, just “PUMPS ME UP!”, as one would say now a days. “Boring and Nasty”, as ever, the Protesters rain their spew. So many Comic Con Conventioneers flooding by the Protesters, the personal attacks on us, by bullhorn, go unnoticed. (except me for I am covered with ying/yang TARGETS) BUT WHO CARES!
“All around the World they COME! To the shores of AMERICA. We have our DREAM, to get us there. “WHAT IS THAT DREAM?
The old 5 year digital Kodak 8.1 pixel Camera, bought just for 2008’s Con, (FRACK FILM. ME GO HI-TECH) has seen better days. Dragged on the asphalt + Concrete by my “Low Riding CON-BAT BAG” aft cam. pocket, (a post on her is in the works), ground DOWN one edge of her case. BUT STILL READY TO SERVED. Mission Objectives: 10:00 AM, Comic Con How-To: “How to Create a More Realistic Fictitious World”. RM 2# Ha! Hosted by the, Award Winning S.F. Author, Maxwell Alexander Drake. Fine Writer and well worth my time. There is a Man that can paint a picture of his story in your Mind’s Eye.
Cosplay my way through the Friday’s Conventioneers, met a Old Friend of many Cons. Gary from the Canadian North. Met in line, to knell at the base of my, “Intellectual Father”, who has just pass away. A sad “MISSION OBJECTIVE”, and “DUTY”. I come to this Con, “TO MORN THE DEATH OF OUR DEAN OF SCIENCE FICTION”. I speak of “Ray Bradbury”. (I must pause readers. I am sorry but it hurt as when my birth Father passed) Did we call to each other by name? No. We held our arms out in family GRIEF and said: “BRADBURY”! I cry in his “FURRY ARMS”. Oh! Did I mention he is a “5 ½ Tall Rabbit”? WE ALL NEED A FURRY FRIEND AT TIMES LIKE THESE.
TRUE MY READERS? Called it BEER and LUNCH TIME! “HARD ROCK CAFÉ” of the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter called. COSPLAYERS NO COVER! “RESPECT AND HORORED!” Guess what the “JOKE of the DAY”, was?
( SEE BELOW and I’LL say NO MORE! )
Reveling in the Debauchery of “COMIC CON”, in “The Gaslamp Quarter“… it was COSPLAY in the STREETS“!
Back inside the Convention Center I was on my way to a panel discussion when I checked my old camera for a shot on a knee. “WEAPON JAMMED/MALFUNCTION!”. Kneeled and lay out my Old Red Cloth Napkin for Cons lunches. (ever field strip/clean/assembled YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA?) Try for a Function Test on Con’s Floor, LENS UP. I VOW TO YOU MY READERS… THIS HAPPEN…
The LENS EXTENED + RETRACKED X 2... Then… GAVE UP MY GHOST!
Two fellow Conventioneer saw it too. OH THE JOKES! We held a “IN THE FIELD OF CON-BAT”,…HONORS to the “Old VETERAN”! TAPS were sounded, 2 man Funeral Detail, lifted the, “Honored Dead of CON-BAT”. With FULL MILTARY HONOR, our Funeral Detail, place atop of the, “CON-BAT CONVENTION BAG”, as the coffin of J.F.K. was atop the horse drawn open Hurst, THE VETERAN. NOW … Security for the Con stops by as I “Tell The History”, of the Veteran. Hand on shoulder and a “Hang in There Guy!”, from him was most thoughtful.
“Your Security. Go to the VIP lounge. Get a “Ash Tray”, and a “Tiny Bottle”, they have there, of “Bacardi 151”. Meet back here. We’ll all will go out to the bay, and hold a, “VIKING FUNERAL”, I told him. More BAD JOKES flooded the Con floor. HO COSPLAYER, “Aqua Man”!, I called out across the Cosplay Floor. He came and listened to what I had to say. “May chance with your “Professional”, help, we could give her a “BURIAL AT SEA”. Could you take your Costume Boots off, take a step or two, into the Bay… Oh… Give her a GOOD OVER HAND THROW, and I’ll Say WORDS!” The Place DIED!
“For That is The WAY of THE CON!”
With “Best Buy” store soon to close, so did Day-2# of SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2012 did for me. MORE TO COME OUR READERS! Day-3#, and Day-4#, YET TO COME…….!