Day 57 – Up early again to fly to COMICON in Phoenix! I fly, land, check in & get there. This is my slurge time. The hotel itself is a plush Hilton unlike any hotel i have been in ever. So luxurious! At Comicon it isn’t open yet, but I get the lay of the land before it does… it too is quite big. Then I go do my nerd shoppingbig (comics, toys and freebies), bump into some film guys who recognise me from FB/ Youtube… enjoy a panel discussion on reimagining characters & head back to some room service – I am spoiling myself on this one!
Day 58 – COMICON! I go back to see the artists alley stuff & make a few connections there, get a caricature done, use my fastpass to jump the line & get Christopher Lloyd’s autograph ON a toy delorean (very happy), go to 2 panels on film making (documentary for me & making a living of it for hints for when I do marriage ceremonies), get some great nerd photos, see some nerd cars outside (including K.I.T.T) & wait in line to get a sketch for my mate Fletch in UK. A great day!
Day 59 – Fly back to NYC for the next leg… get a useless driver with no English, no GPS & no street directory making my 20 min trip 1 hr 20 mins. Sigh… oh well… that’s travel for you huh?
Day 60 – New York Hotel at JFK…My adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1 of the tour itself. After checking in to my hotel I pleasantly find I am solo in my room. So I get a bunch of stuff organised… update paperwork and take care of important emails… then meet the group. It’s a tiny one… a only 4 of us… 3 girls and me. Kewl!