A day of laughs and entertainment at Hamilton’s second annual Comic Con

Superheroes assemble! Costumed attendees await their turn to take the stage at Hamilton's Comic Con costume competition. (Please forgive my blurry photo)

Superheroes assemble! Costumed attendees await their turn to take the stage at Hamilton’s Comic Con costume competition. (Please forgive my blurry photo)

I started off Saturday feeling like I could have slept a few more hours. A brutal cold was festering hot in my headachy sinuses and I wasn’t sure if I was up for a long day at Hamilton’s second annual Comic Con. About an hour into my day at the convention centre I had forgotten all about my early morning concerns. It helps to be surrounded by inspiring fans and table neighbours who spend the entire day making everybody laugh.

My jovial neighbours Andrew and Mike pose with me in front of their table

My jovial neighbours Andrew and Mike pose with me in front of their table

Aside from being super nice and hilariously funny, Andrew and Mike have joined forces to create a new spin on Doctor Who in the form of an audio podcast. Curious? Check out their facebook page here and their podcast available absolutely free from iTunes.

Wolverine costume Zombie costumeTo my near left was Phil Ortiz of The Simpsons fame, who spent the entire day drawing for fans. I leaned in closer from time to time just to see his masterful hand at work. I was lucky enough to see him shake a Homer out of his marker like it was nothing. I must say, his fans are dedicated. Some spending most of the eight hour Comic Con day in line to be immortalized by Mr. Ortiz. When he left his table for over an hour to eat lunch, nobody moved an inch from their firmly held queue spots.

Mars Attacks! costumeOh, and the many costumed talents who were amazing spectacles for all to enjoy! From the creative superhero costumes to this detailed Mars Attacks!-inspired masterpiece, there was a feast for the eyes to behold.

I sold a few Christmas cards and calendars, and I have plenty to offer you on my online shop. The Christmas cards are available individually or in boxed sets of 10, and the 2015 calendars are available here.

Thank you Hamilton. I look forward to returning next year!

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