Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of activity from me this past weekend
I honestly thought the hotel I was staying at would have free wifi, but it seems that it didn't, at least not in the rooms. ~Pokeaday
and I all agreed that $24 for two days of internet was not worth it.
Also, we were all too lazy/tired/busy with the convention to go to the lobby to access the wifi there.
As for the convention itself, IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!
We saw Eric Goldberg
do an animation demo.
We met Chris Sanders.
He signed my sketchbook
We attended a panel by Phil Tippett
.Who seems to be kind of sexist, but let's not go into that...
We attended another panel with Craig Mcckraken
and Lauren Faust
We met *shoomlah
We met a whole bunch of super skilled artists and got an eye-full of super beautiful artwork.
And we got to talk to Terryl Whitlatch
This was the part of CTN that mattered the most to me. Not only did she remember us and recognize us, she was much more genuine in our conversations this time than she was when we first met her last year. There was significantly less "polite interaction mask", and she even remembered details about us from previous interactions.
I asked her to doodle something in my sketchbook, and she drew this beautiful feline creature (which I will post a photo of later). How did she know I really love cats???
She remembered me talking about the big cats at the SF zoo in a prior conversation
It seems that Terryl remembers Comix and I primarily by our connection to the SF zoo (which is totally fine, and yet another thing I have to thank the zoo for) since we have offered her tours every time we've seen her; and if it weren't for Terryl's super busy schedule, we would have toured her around the zoo by now.
Anyways, we had a delightful little conversation about horse breeds and prehistoric animals and the like with Terryl. I showed her some of my sketches and asked for some advice with horse proportions; she sketched a gorgeous pony in my sketchbook, and said she liked that I drew a lot of real animals, that it made my creatures much more believable.
She doodled a fun anteater critter in Comix's sketchbook, and while she was drawing it we had a nice conversation about the anteater at the SF zoo. She labeled it "Angelo" after we told her the anteater's name
It was so much fun and I'm still reeling from it.
I'm also leaking inspiration out the ears guys omfg * u *
Update! here are the photos
And here are some photos we took
My sis and I in front of this big CTN sign thing. Photo taken by our buddy ~Pokeaday
. Thanks buddy!
My sis and I with Terryl. Photo taken by a very nice bystander. Thank you bystander!