Recap by RCR’s Producer and resident comedian nerd, JD Piche, comply with him on IG @Misadventur3r
Because the world begins to open again up and in individual occasions choose up, Albuquerque Comedian-Con was held this weekend.
Usually a January present, it was held on the ABQ Conference Heart. This was our first yr attending, and when evaluating it to a WonderCon or Star Wars Celebration, the one distinction past location is scale. You’ve bought your vendor cubicles, the movie star signing space, comedian distributors, cosplayers, and contours to get in, park and whathaveyou. It doesn’t matter the place persons are, so long as they’ve a love for Style content material, regional Comedian Conventions convey folks collectively.
Strolling into the Albuquerque Conference Heart’s foremost corridor, Twin Suns Comics have the catbird seat. Comics, the very first thing you see strolling in. With among the best choices of traditional books at this yr’s Con, Twin Suns had an incredible sales space stacked excessive with Thanos and Captain America Standees on prime of merchandise show, that could possibly be seen from nearly any level within the corridor. Exploring the Con flooring has change into like visiting your native Etsy artisans, with teams like Krazy Krafters Abq, The Geeky Octopus, Ghost In The Machine Tech Restore, in addition to artists for rent, like Jonathan Hallett from StitchToons, Hailey Patrick’s Digillama Artwork, KayyArkham a tattoo and emblem designer, to Valerie DeCoy’s JellyCows Illustrations, whose sales space was a private favourite for Sales space Design, her first yr doing a desk at a Conference, Valerie advised me she had burnt out working retail and her artwork introduced her pleasure and this was her first time renting a desk for a Con and had spent the previous week fine-tuning her sales space, which she reworked into a beautiful little stall with some potted vegetation to offer ambiance, and brings the paintings up shut for attendees to see clearly introduced, quite than strewn throughout the black tablecloth. The fairy lights within the garland across the prime of her sales space actually labored for me, she was additionally in costume as Bulma from Dragon Ball, the stall design additionally shielded Valerie’s younger child from the Darth Vaders roaming the aisles.
One of many different distributors I wished to highlight was Comedian Afterlife (IG @Comedian.Afterlife) he creates decoupage 8.5×11 splash pages out of, older / much less valued books. I had walked by not realizing what nice work was really executed, pondering it was simply somebody promoting returned comics. When books don’t promote, quite than returning the entire e-book shops will simply return the quilt and toss the e-book itself, however Comedian Afterlife specializes within the form of poses and dialog out of your favourite characters, and he checks earlier than slicing, that not one of the books he sacrifices for his artwork are uncommon or ultra-valuable. Sort of ‘Finest Of’ works, executed with scissors and glue, simply ready to be framed.
Try the pictures from the occasion beneath
With media visitors, the likes of Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Michael Biehn, Jason O’Mara, & Kane Hodder subsequent to Dot Marie Jones from Glee and Ming Chen from Comedian Ebook Males, in addition to the star of Disney’s Descendents, the Twilight Saga, and Warpath from X-Males Days of Future Previous, BooBoo Stewart had followers lined up for meet and greets, autographs and photograph alternatives. The Breaking Unhealthy RV Tour was there with their Crystal Ship, subsequent to a US Military Helicopter coaching simulator, Xfinity additionally had a sales space for attendees to take a photograph with a number of Mortal Kombat cosplayers, in addition to a lovingly recreated A-Staff Van, and Herbie the Lovebug.
Albuquerque Comedian Con had a tent arrange for Warrior Robotics, because the Conference is a supporter of the Socorro Consolidated Faculty’s staff within the FIRST Tech Problem, the place 7-12 grade college students work on groups for creating mechanical options for a given activity, a Science and Engineering targeted after faculty league. For reference see the George Lopez film “Spare Components.”
Whereas this marks 2 years with out the juggernaut of San Diego Comedian-Con, try your regional Cons, they’re rather more manageable.
Albuquerque Comedian Con was restricted to 7,500 attendees over this three-day run, and you possibly can see each sales space twice strolling the ground for an hour, it’s good to see folks keen about their crafts and costumes. The Cosplayers and different followers are purpose sufficient to return for a number of days. Whether or not it’s The 501st / Mandolorian Mercs / Insurgent Legion costume membership displaying off their movie-accurate Stromtrooper fare, desirous to haggle on a sword, or fee an anime-styled portrait of your pet, the persons are the rationale to return to the con for one more day.
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