Soooo...enjoy! ( and for those who are too bored to read the whole thing, keep in mind we will have a giveaway with some goodies from the event! )
We decided to go 16:00 and closed the date out of the HellenicAmerican Union were the event was held. Athanasia was the first one who got there, with me second and Silvestro late for 30 mins. The first thing i saw when i got there ,was Athanasia of course and a really tall guy dressed as character with a huge sword almost as his height. I thought he was dressed a character from Final Fantasy since they are the ones who have huge swords like that but as i learned later, i was mistaken. Anyway, as we waited for Silvestro, me and Athanasia got a bag with things from the HellenicAmerican union and the program of Comicdom. The cover of the program was so beautiful that for some minutes i was like "look how awesome it is". Finally, Silvestro came and we got into.
There were rooms with people and everything but we went straight to the 2nd floor for the panel “Geek Girls: Comics Are A Girl’s Best Friend” (which is actually the first panel that i take part!). We got seats at the back of the room since it was almost full already. Five ladies were sitting there and waiting for the event to start: Shaenon Garrity (comic creator and Viz editor), Sonia Leong (comic creator), Valia Kapaidi ( comic creator ), Elli Mokka (comic creator ), Alexia Othanaiou (comic creator ). The later three are Greek.
As the event ended. Me and Athanasia (Silvestro stand in corner away from people like a real Shadow he is!) managed to talked first with Alexia and later with Sonia and took their contact details for upcoming interviews with them! Alexia even told us that we can meet her in a cafe for the interview and do it live! We were pretty excited about it!
After that we got down again and it was time to check the Bazaar. They were so many people and comics and action figures and posters and artists. It was simple wow! We visited all the publishers and artists there. Athanasia and me "stealing" every possible bookmark we saw around.
Unfortunately for Silvestro and me, we didn't find many manga related things in English or posters. I was really sad after it. Anyway, we went to the signing panel. There was Sonia Leong. We wanted to have something signed, but didn't have anything of her. Another sad moment. BUT it finally our luck came back. In dark corner we found posters of the program's cover! The one i was excited about! Of course we bought one for me, for the blog and for Athanasia. Silvestro didn't want any :P As i was in front of the cashier and he told me the posters where from Sonia Leong! Can you believe it? I was like "yay yay!". We went at the signing panel again for obvious reasons and got our posters signed. The blog poster says "To Splash of our Worlds Readers"! Exciting!
By the time we finished, Silvestro told us that Alexander was waiting for us out. We went to find him. Along with him he brought illness for me since i noticed that something was seriously wrong with my temperature. We went in again though. At the halls we find a young guy who was drawing/sketching and we were like "WOW". Awesome job there!
Then we found out a really dark room (i thought it was a cafe) which was Batman related. It was like really dark as you can see at the photo and had piece of Batman comics on the walls. There was also a huge Batman figure in a corner so me and Athanasia got a photo with him (the boys are really shy if you haven't noticed).
We had one hour before the cosplay competition so we hang out in cafe near the building. By the time i was sure, i was ill once again XD
1st photo: Me and Alexander - 2nd photo: Silvestro ( you understand the shadow nickname now) and Athnasia.
So finally we got to the most anticipated cosplay competition. Another friend, Periklis, found us at the time. Athanasia was whining for not letting her know that she could dressed. The theater was FULL and we had to stand behind. As a result the photos are not really good but oh well...28 atomic customes and 2 team ones. Here some of them:
Winners were a guy dressed as Jack Sparrow and Spiderman with Blackcat. View more Comicdom Cosplay customes in our facebook page.
And the day came to an end. We had fun and i totally loved it. I seriously can't wait for next year where we will be more organized. Athanasia went to theatre with her mother, she later told me she didn't enjoy the play. The rest of us, found another friend (Xrisanthi) and went to watch Sucker Punch at the cinemas. The only one who enjoyed it was Silvestro. He has already done a Sucker Punch positive review and i will do later a negative one :P
That was our day at Comicdom. I can't remember if i had forgot something. I will upload more photos at Splash of our Worlds Facebook page.
And of course we will have a giveaway with some bookmarks and the signed poster of Sonia Leong.