Comicon is done now! My feet are tired. So is my brain. So this will be brief.
Wizard World Chicago is out in Rosemont, so there’s nowhere to walk to for decent food, and all they sell at the concession stands are greasy breadtangles of pizza and overpriced heat lamp hot dogs. The first time I did Comicon, the combination of the recycled air, artificial lights, constant ambient noise, and crappy, crappy, crappy food – I had the most skull-splitting migraine I had ever experienced. It was the first time that I fully realized the direct connection between what you eat and how you feel.
So these days when I do conventions, I try to eat as healthfully as I can, since everything else about the convention can be a strain on the body and mind. The first day we had tasty brown rice maki; the second day I had a big spinach salad. The last day we polished off leftover pizza, which wasn’t incredibly healthy, but it was covered in lots of spinach and mushrooms, and it was at least decent pizza.
Now I’m exhausted, of course, but my head isn’t splitting open, so I think I came out ahead.
I want to thank everyone who stopped by my booth SO MUCH, you guys are so awesome!! I had a great show, and a great time watching all of the great costumes and talking to everyone. I’m very much looking forward to getting a good night’s sleep tonight and getting back to my normal routine.
Also! Eliza Frye (her site might be a wee bit NSFW, depending on how fascist your employer is) was also exhibiting there, and she stayed with us for the weekend. We have had an awesome time, and are kind of discussing tabling together at San Diego next year, if we can make it work. But you guys should definitely check out her art (especially The Lady’s Murder), and her Kickstarter. It’s already fully funded but you can still contribute and get some really kickass rewards.
Ok! I’m going to get some well-earned sleep now.