Some late-night, plane-trip, walking-all-over-Christendom-and-back, -related creeping crud has gotten me. In the interest of fandom and comics, however, I press on.
This year's Con has been about the little things.
Seeing old friends, meeting artists I didn't realize would be here, meeting celebrities of varying strata, all of whom have been gracious and kind.
Oh, and the not-so-little event of watching my boyfriend win an Eisner.
It's been a good Con so far.
I confess, I was apprehensive about attending today, given the show was sold out. The crowds, however, seemed to stay in Hall H and Ballroom 20, packing in for The Next Big Panel all day long. The floor was crowded, but manageable.
I'm here in San Diego until Monday, and I hate that it's already gone by so fast. I still haven't been to the Zoo, and I'd like to hit In-N-Out burger, before heading back East.
But I am having a great time.
I'd like to pause the joy for a moment, however, to remember Leah Adezio, who I didn't realize had passed away until the "In Memoriam" portion of the Eisners.
Back ten years ago, when I started going to conventions (Big Apple Con in New York, to be precise, back then known as "Church Con"), Ms. Adezio had a table each show without fail. And each show, without fail, she had a kind word and a hello for a wide-eyed fourteen year old, learning her way around the con.
When her face came up on the screen last night, I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach. Leah Adezio was one of the few women I regularly saw at Church Con, but she was always the kindest, warmest, most welcoming presence there.
I will miss her, and always remember her fondly.
Sad tidings aside, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekends, Staplers and Staplerettes!
Remember, if you're here, I've got pink hair and my Red Stapler tote bag! Please stop and say hi!