The Calgary Expo show was a lot of work this year, but so much fun, and sprinkled with some nutty experiences.
This year's exclusive was a big success and sold out. In fact #85 of 85 went to none other than the Mayor himself, Naheed Nenshi! He seemed very much in his element at the show, he's kind of a cool geek. Don't believe me? -check out his yellow All-Stars! Smart, with a clever sense of humor, and refreshingly unassuming. I enjoyed meeting him and wish we could have talked longer, but he's the mayor and kinda busy.
The cast of the Guild came by and we gave them buttons that Yelena made, each button featuring a portrait of one of them. They decided to wear each other's buttons despite Jeff's objection: "I want mine!"
And here's Sandeep and me with Shat- ..okay, a guy who looked like Shatner.
Other cool experiences: Dinner with Neal Adams. A big thank you hug from Summer Glau. Jealous?
Less cool experiences: The poor kid who puked in front of my booth for about 10 minutes Sunday morning. A neighboring exhibitor who played the same 30 second video, with the same cheesy music, over and over and over and...
Thanks to Kandrix Foong and his crew who put on another great show.
And Big Thanks to all the Calgarians who were so kind to me and Yelena and made us feel so welcome.