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Festival of Fear 2010 - End of Day 1

on August 27, 2010 - 10:39pm


End of day one. Not sure if I'll have time to type up a post in the morning, so I thought I would get this one out of the way tonight (Friday).

Going back to the convention for a second year presented some lovely moments. Saw so many familiar faces from last year - and I don't just mean vendors. Dozens of people who visited my table in 2009 came by once more. And the best part was the reception they gave me, and the stories they had to tell.

There were two people who found me today, thrilled to see the eyeball plants again because they'd decided to wait to buy one and then were disappointed to discover I'd sold out by the Saturday. My favourite quote: "I'll wait to buy everyone else's items, but I am getting this plant RIGHT NOW."

Lots of "I bought one of your plants last year and now I keep it (insert entertaining details here)." One person uses it to torment coworkers. I heartily approve.

Meghan, who follows and comments on this blog, came by the table and snatched up the last remaining Underbiter, Oogie. They are now officially all gone, and I'm pleased this last creature went to Miss Meghan.

Also talked with some twitter folk (*waves to Trischa*) and loads of others I've met at shows other than FanExpo.

The first item sold from the table (before I'd even finished setting up) was this little minion (pictured above and below). He went so fast I haven't even had time to name him, and will leave it up to his new owners. I really liked him because he's probably the toughest looking minion I've made.

I predict most - if not all - of the little minions will be gone by Sunday.

In other news, Global News stopped by my table to shoot my large eyeball plants! No idea if or when the footage will be shown. Watching the 11 o'clock news as I type this.

Best compliment of the day was someone saying my table had the best display they've seen at the show, both this year and last year. So I guess I'm on the right track.

Loads more happened, but I am just too wiped to post. Must flake on the couch before bed. Tomorrow is the toughest day of the convention. And it's rumoured there will be 10,000 more people attending this year compared to last year. That means 60,000 visitors. Oy.

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