Today will be an abbreviated one for me, since I will be driving out of LA this afternoon for my stop-over in Las Vegas (ba-BY!) on the trip home. I think I’ve done and seen a lot in the last couple days, so it’s mostly tying up loose ends for what I want to see and do.
However, I am primarily hoping to accomplish something pretty sweet for the missus.
Oh, yeah; pulled it off.
Since she couldn’t come, she wanted to get something signed by Josh Gates from Destination Truth. No problem, I thought, but that seems kind of anti-climactic or boring. So, I came up with an outstanding idea.
As I was sitting with my daughter waiting for the venue to open, who do I see downstairs getting his badges? Josh Gates.
This is going to be good. Ran down and told him what I wanted to do; he was all for it.
Went inside to the autograph area and got in line. Got to the front, selected a striking photo that made Josh look especially adventurous, and as he signed it, I pulled out my phone and dialed.
You know what comes next.
“Hi. Is this Shannon? This is Josh Gates. How are you doing?”
Totally nailed it.
So, after a brief conversation, I got my phone, the signed photo, and the co-pilot and I made a last swing through the exhibit area.
I am STILL amazed at how NOT CROWDED it is here. Busy, fun-filled, and enjoyable. But not crowded. I hope that the folks running the Salt Lake Comic Con were here talking notes. They could learn a lot.
Oh, and for no particular reason at all, here’s a little something that made me smile this weekend:
So, headed out and hit the road. Made it into Vegas without incident, and CANNOT WAIT for the final trip home tomorrow.
As for my time at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo:
Stay classy, LA.