The 10th annual Baltimore Comic-Con took place October 10th and 11th at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.Â This was my first year attending the show and also marked the first time I would be wearing my Supergirl outfit to a convention (my only other public appearance was at a grand opening of a comic store). I was also pretty excited about Major Spoilers â€œSpot the cosplayerâ€ contest and wondered if anyone would recognize my boyfriend and I from the site.
Arriving Saturday in the mid afternoon, I was asked for photos literally from the moment I walked out of the bathroom stall. I was fixing my wig when the woman next to me requested a photo for her boyfriend and took out her cell phone. It was an odd request and I can honestly say that I have never been asked for a photo in the bathroom before! I was happy to oblige however and the kind woman got a real kick out of the shot she took. While standing in line for tickets, I was approached by several people for photographs and one man who asked about my costume.Â When I got to the showroom floor, I met up with some friends and began making my way through the artist alley.
I was looking forward to seeing my friend Billy Tucci whom I first met at the Wizard World Philly show along with Top Cowâ€™s Eric Basaldua. Billy greeted me warmly and invited me behind his booth for a hug and quick chat. I purchased a gorgeous print from him featuring Return to Wonderlandâ€™s Calie Liddle which he was kind enough to autograph. Billyâ€™s colleague AJ Garcia was also in attendance (who has also worked for Aspen). Other artists I got to meet were Greg Horn and Ken Haeser (creator/writer/artist of The Living Corpse). I was incredibly flattered when Greg and AJ remembered me from the Wizard show. I accidentally came across Tiny Titans very own Franco which was the highlight of my day. I was getting numerous requests for photos and when I was done, I turned around and literally found myself in front of his table. Howâ€™s that for dumb luck? I got a Supergirl sketch and autographed issue of Tiny Titans and Franco and I also exchanged contact information.
Many cosplayers were in attendance including Paul, whom I recently interviewed for Major Spoilers. He was sporting his Scarecrow costume which was easily one of the best costumes at the show. A Harley Quinn cosplayer by the name of Hannah approached me to say hello. I first met Hannah briefly at Wizard World Philly and was highly impressed with her costume. She is the best Harley Quinn I have ever seen and we took some photos together for ourselves and fans. Several people recognized my boyfriend and I and took our pictures for the Major Spoilers contest. It was great to meet some fans of the site in person! I spoke to many people who had questions about the contest and my costume. The compliments I received were very heart warming and I didnâ€™t mind the cat calls or wolf whistles! Nothing pleases me more than getting the approval from the comic book community. As a fan myself, I strive to make my cosplays the best that they can be and put 110% into them.
The day ended with dinner with a friend by the water front. After leaving the show, I realized I never saw Eric Basaldua at the Top Cow booth and assumed that I had missed him. I ended up receiving a text message from him on Sunday explaining that he couldnâ€™t make it to the show after all.
All in all it was a great experience. This was the first non Wizard comic convention I attended and I had a great time. Thanks to the folks at Baltimore for putting on a great show!