Dear Readers, I’m busy sewing bags and preparing for a series of upcoming scifi conventions, so I’ve asked guest plushy blogger Irving to fill you in on our recent adventures.
Love, love, love, Martha
The Walking Moose
Irving here, ready to tell you about life on the road as the Official MarfDaze Spokesmoose.
Martha thought she’d try to sell her fandom bags at fan convention. To get her feet wet, she applied for the December 2014 Walker Stalker Convention in NJ/NY, which celebrated The Walking Dead.
Why start small when you can do a convention featuring the most famous actors from the most popular TV show in America, right outside of the most populous city?
It was quite a change from the local craft fairs we’re used to.
Before the show, Martha, David and I toured the venue and snapped some pictures to burn off some nervous energy.
But once the booth was set up and customers arrived, it was a whirlwind. We had very little time for moose glamour shots.
Suddenly, there seemed to be people everywhere. Martha and David had their hands full.
On the second day, reinforcements arrived in the form of Martha’s sister-in-law and nephew. I got to hoof it and meet my favorite Walking Dead actor.
It was an amazing and amazingly fast-paced experience. Can’t wait to go back this December.
Farpoint: To Boldly Go Where No Moose Has Gone Before
Next, Martha left David at home and we headed to Farpoint, a Star Trek-oriented convention near Baltimore.
It was much, much smaller than the Walker Stalker convention, so Martha and I actually got to talk to people and take tons of pictures.
Here’s the view from the MarfDaze bridge:
Our vending neighbor, Cynthia from Wyrd and Wired, was friendly and full of good advice.
There were lots of authors at Farpoint, so Martha brought some books to sign in case some wandered by.
And some did!
Then, the most famous author at the convention — guest of honor Timothy Zahn — came to the table and Martha didn’t have any of his books out! She didn’t bother to pack any because she figured he’d never come by. Oh, the horror!
You know who else came by the table unexpectedly? Tim Russ, aka Tuvok from Voyager.
Martha tried to play it cool, but inside she was a mess. She was relatively non-embarassingly squee-ish asking him to take a picture with me in the autograph line, but then he showed up as a civilian going through her wares and she started to get giddy. He was very nice, though. And what a great voice that man has.
We also met YA mystery-book author TJ Perkins, who has an intriguing-sounding new children’s book coming out in April.
Also at the convention was the dreamy Colin Ferguson. Martha couldn’t get away from the table long enough get picture of us together, but we saw lots of him coming and going.
Farpoint was a Star Trek convention, so we saw lots and lots of Starfleet admirals and captains and ensigns and red shirts. But you know who else kept showing up? This guy:
First he was going solo and looking old school. Later he reappeared with Ace.
Then he came back alone in a dapper suit.
He had the Brigadier keeping an eye on his ride.
But Farpoint wasn’t all Doctor Who and Star Trek.
Kaylee came by from Serenity.
And I met a new dance partner.
Next stop: David, Martha and I are headed to Wizard World Comic Con in Raleigh with James Marsters (Spike from Buffy!), Ian Somerhalder (Lost! Vampire Diaries!) and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha on the Walking Dead!). In short it will be a festival of awesome cheekbones.
Your Friend in Plush,