The sale was a success, and success means crowds. Friday night, Saturday, and Monday (the days I volunteered) were packed with people. We made a nice sum of money for our library. This is great since the library has been operating on a bare bones budget this year and next year promises more of the same. I'm proud to do what I can to help.
It's a good thing I'm not agoraphobic, because this weekend would have definitely pushed me into becoming a hermit.The one day I did not work the sale, I went to New York Comic Con. This was the third year for my family and the first year for Sierra. I was worried about bringing her because she does have a tendency to panic in crowded places, but she really wanted to go with us. I think she did well considering how packed in we were at the sold out convention. We developed a walk I will call the Con Shuffle. You shuffle along in the main aisle currents until you see a gap, and then quickly side step into that gap to reach a booth. If you missed the booth you were aiming for, you might end up several aisles downstream before you could turn back. I lost my husband twice because he couldn't shuffle fast enough. Here are some convention pictures.
|My three children. Chase made a mask based on Rengar, a League of Legends character. This slowed us down, as there were many people who stopped him to take his picture.|
|Marina meets the artist of the online comic she reads, "Looking for Group" (Just to warn you, some of the comics are not for young eyes.) Marina has been knitting a model of the character Richard. You can see how excited the artist was about it!|
|My husband next to a Dalek from Dr. Who. This was the best shot I could get. The Dr Who booth was one of the most crowded.|