C2E2 today (yay for having decent cons in Chicago! Near my birthday! And at a time when I magically have money!)
I got sketches from Zach Weiner, Randy Milholland, Danielle Corsetto, Becky whose last name I don't recall, and gushed at Erika Moen. Funny story about Erika Moen-- a few years ago, I posted on lj about finding her comic DAR, and thinking she was really hot-- in fact, being totally crushed out over her. Then she responded to my post (!) and I, like, FROZE in utter embarrassment.
Well, today I told her about it and, and it turns out she did the same thing to Jasika Nicole of Fringe-- and from this they've become friends! For those of you wondering if this means I am now, similarly, friends with Erika Moen, the answer is no, because I like teh smoothness. And after confessing the whole thing, I couldn't bring myself to go back to her booth.
I also got two free Magic packs, bought a few comics, and played two hours of DnD (fourth edition, thank you very much!).
Aaaaand... I met Beth and the bpal lab staff, and sniffed tons of stuff! They were handing out tons of frimps of special things, and threw in a handful of GCs when I bought some bottles. I got one of Bathtub Gin-- it's gin and gingerale, alright, and smells nearly identical to Conjure Oil's InjureAle.
You know, though, on the note of feeling nervous socially, (a) meeting all of the cartoonists was a total delight-- Randy MilHolland was especially friendly as easy to chat with. And (b) while playing the first round of DnD, one of the players in my party (someone's girlfriend brought along for the ride) reminded me of my old social habits-- a kind of bitter sarcasm injected into every sentence. So I'm doing better than that. That's nice to recognize.
We'll just have to work on becoming best friends with Erika Moen another time.