Over the next few days, I will endeavor to give you a true view of what it’s like to be a vendor at a convention. It can be fabulous, physically demanding, boring, grueling, delightful and profoundly satisfying by turns.
But first, let me give you a quick photo roundup of MarfDaze highlights in the last 6 months.
At Shore Leave in Maryland, Easter Cat hopped on Irving’s back.
Then at Walker Stalker in Boston, my sister and Irving got a picture with Nestor Carbonell from Lost.
And Mira Furlan, of Babylon 5 and Lost, dropped by my booth looking for something to put her signing sharpies in. I loved her so much on both shows, I let her pick out a bag as a present. She came by the next day just to tell me how much she appreciated the craftsmanship. She was really very gracious.
Back at home, MarfDaze needed to expand again into even bigger headquarters. I now have space to do my ironing, measuring and cutting, designing, sewing, mailing and paperwork in the SAME ROOM.
Back on the road, I met two of my favorite groups of fellow fan creators at LI Who.
I love the Verity Podcast. They are an international group of smart and witty ladies discussing all things Doctor Who. Why aren’t you subscribing already?
Doctor Puppet is a series of stop animated short films made by professional artists and musicians. Start here.
Also, I ran into Author John Peel and Goth Extraordinaire Nan Peel. They are very sweet people. Come to think of it, I’ve never met an unkind goth.
And finally, I convinced my mom to do a little cosplay at Walker Stalker NY/NJ. How cute is she as the Twelfth Doctor?