We had a great weekend at Portland Wizard World (despite being directly behind a t-shirt booth with a 20 ft tall banner, which completely obscured our booth). We were positioned right by the stage that featured Kato Kaelin as the MC. Believe it or not, it is totally possible to get your fill of that guy.
Which of our hilarious Period Panties do you think was our best seller? It was...drumroll please...Mudblood! It's great to see how dedicated people are to Harry Potter after all these years. Modern literary classics, those books!
My favorite part of any comic con is the costumes- I think it's incredible that so many people put together costumes to wear. Anyone who's ever worn a wig for a Halloween costume knows how uncomfortable those things are, so to see people really committing to their fashion choices, however unconventional they are, is really inspiring. And it's been a few months since we've vended at a comic con, so it's always interesting to see what costumes are more or less in vogue. We're seeing a lot of Elevens from Stranger Things (and a few Dustins too), and way fewer Harley Quinns. Maybe because the Suicide Squad movie was such a flop? Also, in another episode of the increasingly popular series "Hey, You're Not Getting Any Younger", we discovered that a show called Gravity Falls is the new hit- it follows twins Mabel and Dipper Pines who live in a town in Oregon and...do stuff. Maybe that's why it was so popular here at the Portland con? Or maybe it's just really super popular everywhere. Don't ask me, I'm old!
We heard some rumblings from our geek vendor friends that they didn't have a good show. There was talk about the poor guest list (although Dean Cain, John Barrowman, Nichelle Nichols, and Tatiana Maslany were there, along with such not-at-all-hasbeens as Montel Williams, Erik Estrada, and the aforementioned KATO KAELIN), and the show floor being laid out differently. Were you there? What did you think?