Hello all. Its been a bit too long since we last saw each other. This weekend was Wizard World Philadelphia. Its a huge comic book convention that goes from city to city. I was unable to go on Friday due to work, but Saturday and Sunday were a blast. I met up with Toxik, of PT fame, and his girlfriend Friday night and headed off to Pat’s King of Steaks. 9th and Passyunk is where its at, unless you know about Jim’s on South. Word. After Toxik’s wig was split, then blown off, we headed down to the United Artist Theater on Delaware Ave to go see The Strangers. It was a decent movie but it almost had a haunted house feeling to it due to all the screamers in the audience. Since I didn’t care too much, the only guy to ruin it was the one that kept screaming OMFG. Lame. Sweet night. We split up after going back to his hotel so we could get some sleep.
I woke up around 6am on Saturday and just about rolled from bed to the shower. I made it to the Pennsylvania Convention Center around 7:50am. I texted Toxik a few times, but his phone was on silent. They let the VIP guys in, thats me, around 8:30ish. I checked in and got my heavy bag of Star Wars goodies and headed upstairs to line 2. Toxik and his girl showed up about a half hour before doors opened. The guy behind us kept asking Toxik about his leg, which is full of awesome Iron Man ink. That reminds me I forgot to get pictures of it. Every time the cost/time was mentioned the guy physically cringed. Anyways, we got in and I quickly realized I wasn’t bringing much home at all. I ended up nabbing 2 of the limited to 3,000 Alternate Universe Zoidberg figures. They’re from the episode where everyone traveled to alternate universes through the boxes, awesome episode. We also split a set of Skrull drawings from the Who Do You Trust series. We attended the Cup o Joe seminar headed by Joe Quesada. It was basically a huge Q&A session. Quesada is a funny guy. Lots was revealed including Marvel Zombies 3 in September, Lady Bullseye is coming, and they’re turning The Stand into a comic. On the way out they gave a print of some artwork from The Stand to everyone attending, even the asshole that won the 18K gold Iron Man phone. We went out to King of Prussia to get dinner and do some shopping, then called it a night.
I actually overslept, as expected, on Sunday. I got there about half an hour before doors opened. I had to explain the whole White Board Mafia thing to the creepy guy behind us in line who just didn’t get it. We played the Wheel of Doom and only got some comics, nothing sweet. The guy behind us got this awesome Chewbacca stature. Me wanty. We had out Secret Invasion #1 comics have customer covers drawn by the artist that drew those Skrull deals we got the day before. After that, we pretty much left. Toxik and his girl left, and I went to Kaiju Big Battle.
The Kaiju show was pretty good, as I expected. I was falling asleep so I slammed a Red Bull and vodka to keep going. The matches were only about 7-12 minutes and that surprised me. I was pumped to see Chris Hero since I haven’t seen him in a while. He ended up losing to American Beetle. The only satisfaction I took from that was it shut up all the people chanting for CZW. I’m not a fan of that company and thats pretty much all I’ll say. I’ll up pictures to the server later, until then, check out the Kaiju ones here. http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v61/HiddenNinja666/Kaiju%20Big%20Battel/ I’ll probably also end up editing this at some point with details I forgot/fucked up. All in all it was an awesome fucking weekend and I can’t wait for next year’s. Toxik mentioned some ill stuff about Fort Mifflin, so we’ll be headed over there next time he comes down.
I also wanted to take the time to mention at PWU will be doing shows with another company and they’ll be held at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. Thats the White Board Mafia’s member’s hometown. Know about it and come on out. Until next time, keep it awesome.