Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fan Expo Toronto 2013

I know there has been a lot of blog silence over here at Nerdifacts, and for that I apologize. I'm still trying to figure out how to work 2 part-time jobs, maintain the online shop, make awesome goodies, attend shows and conventions, develop new ideas, write up crochet patterns, and keep a regular blog, all at once. I know it can be done, I'm just still searching for my groove ;)

I still feel like the whirlwind weekend that was Fan Expo Toronto happened yesterday, but it was 3 weeks ago. I'm still recovering. Over 100,000 people flooded through the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over the 4-day event, so it was busy from the time the doors opened right through to that special moment when a voice comes over the loudspeaker to announce that the showroom floor is closed on the last day and you can hear all of the vendors take a big breath and a sigh. And then start clapping for another successful show in the books.

Here I am at the Nerdifacts table in Artist's Alley, rockin' my Iron Man tank dress alongside my very own pair of Iron Man Power Wristies. Makes a pretty awesome ensemble, don't 'cha think?

Let's look at some people whose lives were enriched by their new Nerdifacts :)

Left: A Soot Sprite Brooch was the perfect final touch for this awesome and cozy Totoro cosplay outfit.
Middle: This lovely gal was looking for a finger puppet to hide the bandage she had to wear on her finger. I didn't have any, but asked her to return to my table 15 minutes later to see what I could whip up. Now everyone could see right away that her finger wasn't happy!
Right: He spent his entire smile reserve during the moments of excitement after he noticed the My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Wristwarmers on display at my table. Die hard Brony :)

Left: Cosplaying Poison Ivy, she couldn't resist the allure of the Octopeep Hair Fascinators. Of course, green was her colour!
Middle: A set of 4 Adventure Time themed coasters (designed by my partner in crafty shenanigans, Jim) could not be denied to this LSP cosplayer! (sorry folks, coasters aren't available for purchase online because they are ridiculously expensive to ship. Gotta see me in person for that magic!)
Right: I think this enthusiastic youngster examined everything on my table, but the Iron Man Power Wristies sent him over the moon and right into action! I watched him practicing action poses as he strolled away to enjoy the rest of the show.

Just a little peek at some of the happenings while I was working. I hope that I can call events like this "work" for the rest of my life!


1 comment:

  1. I love your outfit! And I love the happy customer pics, especially the little guy practicing action poses, so cute! :)