ECCC 2014, Day 3

Ahh, Lazy Day at ECCC. It’s so nice to not have again the huge crowd from Saturday on Sunday, especially in the morning. I started my day revisiting the comic vendors I’d bought from the previous two days, as well as a few others I hadn’t tried in the hopes of finding those elusive issues to complete my collections. Along the way, I found various issues that I had bought, but for less expensive prices, but that’s the risk you take when buying at cons. For example, a Bronze Age issue of Detective Comics was priced at one retailer for $30, at another for $14, and I found it for $8 (it’s worth $15 near mint). Also, on Saturday, I found a place selling Who’s Who and OHOTMU issues for a buck a piece, so I got a few Who’s Who Update ’87 issues to complete that run even though those issues weren’t on my list—sometimes you can’t let an opportunity like that pass you by. What I did let pass was some Hellblazer issues that someone was selling for about 5–10 times what I thought they were worth. Of course, that means my collection is still four issues short.

At noon, I met my family at the Kirby Krackle acoustic show. Kitra and I have been going to those for the last three years. The day before Kitra stopped by KK’s booth and spoke to Kyle, who asked the girls if they had any requests, and he played “Roll Over” for Maddy, but told Gabby that he couldn’t do “Comic Shop” acoustically. While I waited near the door for the show to start and for my girls to arrive, Kyle came over and thanked me for retweeting his announcements. Then he proceeding to go around and greet everyone waiting outside the room. I love that guy.

After the show, we went to an area that I hadn’t really looked at yet where Kitra bought some prints someone was selling of Anna and Elsa from Frozen. She also bought a print of Elsa and Jack Frost from a different artist.

After a quick lunch, we headed to the Main Hall so that we could be in the room for Karen Gillen, whom Maddy loves (as do I). We asked Maddy if she had any questions for Karen, and I offered one for her: to ask Karen if she would marry me. Maddy leaned back with a quizzical look and told me, “But you’re already married.” :)

Then, like that, the con was over. We hoofed it back to our hotel to change, and then walked back about the same distance so that we could make it to the primary reason we came to Seattle for the weekend: to see the Broadway production of the Lion King at the Paramount Theatre. All my girls loved it, but I was less thrilled. The production values were awesome, but the performances were a bit meh.

Before we headed back home, we made a quick visit to Pike Place. Then it was time to get back home so I could catalog all those comics that I bought!

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