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I arrived at the Puck Building at 10, but the place wasn't open for visitor till 11. So I spent over an hour under a very unexpected heat wave!

Guess who was the very first person I saw when I got in?



It's Danielle Corsetto of Girls with Slingshots! YAY!  X3

And who's that gal next to her?


None other than Shaenon Garrity ([info]shaenon) of Narbonic and Skin Horse!



And then I finally got to meet the whole Comics Bakery crew!  (Dave [info]yaytime, Raina [info]goraina, Marion marionv  and John [info]crypticpress )

I then went to the webcomic area and met...

Jeph Jacques (qcjeph) of Questionable Content!




Carly (whirringblender) and Chris([info]drhastings) are wacky funsters!


It's Meredtih Gran (granulac) of Octopus Pie! YAY!


And I finally got to meet Richard Stevens (rstevens) of Diesel Sweeties! We fist bumped! YAY!  Also in the photo is  Steven L. Cloud of BOASAS



Sweet Mother of Mothra! I finally met Bryan Lee O'Malley (radiomaru) of Scott Pilgrim and Hope Larson (hopelarson)! SQUEE!


Lucy Kinsley(lucylou)! YAY! (I still want a copy of French Milk.... )



I finally got to meet Tania del Rio(taniadelrio)! She does Sabrina the Teenage Witch and My Poorly Drawn Life!



Mallory, Will (chamonkee) and Cliodnha(ztoical)!



Ryan North (qwantz) is very tall! :O



I finally got to meet Jen Babcock of C'est la Vie!


Look! It's joshpm and blueshat!


And I finally met Ryan Sias the super punster!

At this time I went to the 7th floor to see the rest of the show and met Spike of Templar Arizona... She was super amazing and she actually likes my stuff! SQUEE!

But I guess I forgot to check if the photo came out because I don't have any photos of her.... T_T



Jessica Fink's (finkenstein) pants are made out of pure awesome and cure cancer! So do her comics! X3
The toy Chesters she sold lacked dingledongers! D:
 
I then called it a day and went to see Kung Fu Panda, which was awesome!

I went back to say goodbye to everybody and ended up spending most of the day there! XP

I also got tons of compliments on this super awesome T-shirt!


I somehow almost missed boxbrown! Eeep!


Ryan Sias actually asked me sit down with him and talk! He was super nice and he was kinda curious about knowing more about me... ^_^;


I then finally saw that Andy Runton was free and I could finally meet him too!  For some reason I expected him to be older....


I finally said goodbye to everyone and set off to go to the actual Museum of MoCCA!

It was an EPIC FAILURE! DX

I had TWO maps and directions telling me how to get there, I'm pretty sure I was on the right street, but I just couldn't find the building it was at! After an hour I went back to ask for "directions even a retarded 3 year old could get" and found this...



From what I've heard a boiler nearly blew up, which is why they evacuated the building...

This is the only moment I got to meet sally_bloodbath, (you can see her back in the photo). After finding out that it was nothing serious and everybody was O.K. I asked one final time where on Earth was this fabled museum of cartoon art... Apparently I was in the right street all the time.... AND I STILL COULDN'T FIND IT! I don't know what is sadder, the fact I couldn't find it, or the fact that nobody on that section of Broadway knew that MoCCA even existed....

My brain was giving me signals and trying to tell me that I was sweating like a pig, possibly dehydrated and sound get back to the hotel ASAP. I could blame the heat affecting my brain as the reason why I couldn't find the damn place, but after 90 minutes under a unforgiving sun I just HAD to give up... Even if I did find it it was getting close to closing time... probably?

So I headed back to the hotel, went to Jamba Juice, found out everything was closing early due to the parade and simply stayed in my hotel room the rest of the day....

Since my cellphone didn't work I never got to meet piratecore or lordrexfear....


My overall impressions? It was awesome apocalypse of epic proportions! Sure it would have been even more awesome if Kochalka and Liz Greenfield were there, but it was a very awesome show I'd love to go to again!

My only complaint is the fact that they never told us the show opened at 11 instead of 10...



Here's my horde of comics.... I'll probably talk about my favorites when I finally get to read them all! XP


I also bought a few things at Jim Hanley's...

Mmm.... comicky goodness! X3
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From:lordrexfear
Date:June 11th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
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Your haul kicks my hauls ass!

Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet. I was looking forward to it. I mean sure, I didn't get there with Kim till 11:30 on Sunday, but if you had called... I would've met you. how often does one get to meet an awesome pixel artist from Spain who knows what you mean when you say "I'll get you LeChuck".
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
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I don't have indie comics over here, I need to horde as much as a I can! XP

Hopefully the whole phone fiasco won't happen again since I'm hoping to have an iPhone before my next convention? ^_^;
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
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You definitely should! It was a blast! :3
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From:ramune_rabbit
Date:June 11th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
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I need to make a point to actually go to one of these! I don't think my comic is up to snuff yet to do a table there, but I'd like to support other indie endeavors, and I've heard nothing but good things about the event. And you got me even more bookmarks to add to my HUGE webcomic list! :D
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure you'd have fun!

And I hope you enjoy the webcomics! Gotta spread the love! :3
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From:joshpm
Date:June 11th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Great to meet you, Mike! It's always refreshing to meet LJ friends and internet people and find out that they're really nice and cool!
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From:marionv
Date:June 11th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Great photos! It was a pleasure to meet you finally! :)
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
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The pleasure was mine! :3
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From:unsquare
Date:June 11th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Jeph Jacques seems to have put on a few pounds since I last saw a picture of him. Not that it matters, QC is still one of my favorite webcomics.

Also, if I actually saw Meredtih Gran in person, I'd probably die from exposure to the extreme concentration of awesome that no doubt emanates off her.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
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His booth was one of the most visited ones, that's for sure!

You should get some Awesome-Block 500, although for a place like MoCCA you'd need to apply it every 10 minutes! XD
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From:nick_101
Date:June 11th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Glad you had a great time. Awesome photos of all the artists.

What a gigantic comic book collection and stuff you just bought.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I had a blast! I'm going to have a bit trouble finding room for them all! XD
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
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It was awesome to meet you too! :3
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From:aheartatack
Date:June 11th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh my goodness you met like every amazing person ever there! Arghhhh I am so jealous.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
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It was an awesome apocalypse! X3
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From:taniadelrio
Date:June 11th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
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It was great meeting you! Sounds like you had a great time!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 11th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
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It was great meeting you too! MoCCA was a blast! X3
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