Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Pittsburgh Comic Con 2013 Coverage
My commute to Pittsburgh was a 6 hour bus ride. I traveled there on Saturday and attended the show Sunday with Freddie Nova. Freddie debuted her Dawn cosplay and I was dressed as Catwoman. We met up with Guncat Grace of Bodhi Tree Photography and did a photo shoot outside with her and photographer Dale Simmons of Black Watch Art . After our session, we walked the convention floor. We visited George Perez at his booth, posed for photo requests and spoke to con goers. At 2pm the Costume Contest started and we were both judges along with the Pittsburgh Steel Man.
Over 100 people signed up for the Costume Contest. I was blown away by the creativity and performances of those who entered. They were all truly wonderful and we had a difficult time choosing who the winners would be. When the contest was over, Freddie and I changed into our civilian clothing and toured the con one more time to get some shopping done. Among my purchases was an exclusive George Perez Pittsburgh Comic Con t-shirt, a pair of Superman earrings and a Doctor Who magnet. There was a large selection of vendors and artists with a variety of merchandise. By the time we got our shopping done, the con was coming to a close and we headed out to dinner with friends.
BroadSword Comics (Jim's lovely wife Holly was also on set as well as Grace's lovely husband). Upon arriving at the shoot, Grace was being photographed by Jim, dressed as her Guncat character. The shoot was a complete joy. It was exciting to portray new characters. There were many laughs on set and lots of bonding with people who are 110% wonderful. I have stated before that the greatest thing you take away from conventions are the friendships that you make and this was no different. There was a lot of love and happiness and it was a great way to end the show.
For more photos of the event, visit my official Facebook Page, Victoria Cosplay