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Montreal Comic Con 2011

30 Sep

More photos here. =)

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Tall Ships on the Quays 2011

27 Sep


I’ve finally gotten around to organizing my photos.  It’s probably a good thing that I blog, otherwise these gorgeous pics would still be trapped in my camera… at least until I run out of space in my memory card; in which case, they’d wind up in one giant folder on my computer until who knows when.

We lucked out because it was a gorgeous day and the lineups to get on board the ships were minimal to none.  It was only until we got to the last two ships that we actually had to wait a bit since the line was for two ships, as oppose to one.


(More photos here.)

Out of all six ships, the Niagara is the biggest and most impressive one, visually speaking — giant canons, huge sails, a roomy lower deck, and plenty of little details that look fantastic both in-person and on-camera; the St.Lawrence II has the most flags, if I remember correctly; the Pathfinder has the cutest little lifeboat and the most regal looking donation box; the Pride of Baltimore II is the most educational of them all since they had signs explaining the history of the ship and charts explaining what each part of the ship is called, and I think it has the biggest helm of them all; the Challenge is the most modern-looking one, and the only ship that didn’t have a stamp for our “passport”; and lastly, the Lynx may not have been the biggest ship at the event but has, inarguably, the coziest lower deck of the six — not only does it have a library and a fireplace, but it also has a few cozy little nooks where you can read and relax.

For those who didn’t pay for boarding the ships, there were plenty of on-going festivities and events in the area.

We missed all of them unfortunately, since our weekend was full but we did catch the end of the concert.  A lot of people who attended the event dressed up as pirates; in fact, we kept running into the same group while we were touring the ships — we even took a few pictures with them.  Needless to say, they were very popular that day.

Maybe we should dress up next year…

Comic Con Haul 2011

19 Sep

Back from Comic Con and I am exhausted.  So much walking and standing in these last two days but it was all worth it!  Too tired to sort out all photos now, but here’s what I came home with…

First item on the list: the Spiderman shirt.  My brother has been eyeing the Tokidoki x Marvel items for a while so I got him a T-shirt.  Unfortunately, it didn’t occur to me to specify that I wanted a large for male sizes.  Oh well, looks like I’m keeping it now! =P

^ My brother’s early birthday gift for this year.
Yes, that is Stan Lee‘s actual autograph. =D

Surprisingly, the lineup wasn’t that long.  Then again… I arrived at the convention almost an hour earlier and immediately asked the first staff person I saw where the autograph area is.  He was kindly enough to escort me there so I was one of the first ones there!  Funny thing is, I think I was the only person in line without a comic book in hand.

^ ReBoot!!! Biggest surprise of the day. Totally did not expect them to have a ReBoot kiosk, much less one of its animators there.  Jim Su, was so nice; he was every bit as excited to see us as we were to see him!

^ Had a bit of a fan-girl moment.  My friends were gushing over Josh Adams — the Dr.Who comic artist — so naturally, as someone who has never watched Dr.Who, I was completely bored out of my mind.  My eyes started wandering around, and lo-and-behold, who do I see to my right but Stan Sakai — creator of Usagi Yojimbo!  Such a lovely man. =)

My friend’s Josh Adam‘s autograph.  He even drew a little sketch of Dr.Who for her.  Poor guy… The only parts of the convention he has seen is whatever’s on the way from his kiosk to the washroom. =s

And lastly, my Claddagh ring.  I confess, my reason for getting this is largely influenced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer but I really  do love the significance behind it.

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And that’s it for today.  More pics coming up later this week.

Oh… and one more thing…

James Marsters is so charming <333

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Pirate Ships Are Coming! Not to mention Stan Lee & James Marsters…

4 Sep

Tall Ships on the Quays is back!  I missed it last summer because I injured my knee so I’m thrilled that they’re back again this year — on the same weekend as ComicCon, no less.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that this is the first time they’re hosting ComicCon in Montreal.  Thankfully, we bought our Ship tickets for Saturday (Sept.17) and James Marsters — a.k.a. Spike — is holding panel on Sunday (Sept.18) so it all works out!

I’m looking at the website for ComicCon and one thing that boggles me is the $55 ticket to get Stan Lee‘s autograph.  I’m just wondering if it’s normal to pay for getting something autographed (factor in the early bird $20 entrance fee and you have yourself a $75 autograph — yikes!).   I don’t know if I’m that big of a Stan Lee fan, but I am willing to consider getting it just so that I can sell in the future.  Is worth the investment, you think?

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Festival Mode & Design 2011 — Part 4

8 Aug

Photos from Saturday’s fashion shows!  Caught the end of American Eagle Outfitters, went to Ben & Jerry’s for ice cream, saw Limité, Le Château, took a break, and went back to catch the closing ceremony (aka. Oh La La Défilé Lingerie)

Some photos turned out better than others.  It’s somewhat annoying but there’s a specific spot on the stage that yields the best pics; if I snap too soon, the models are too far away and you can’t see the details; snap it a fraction of a second later and everything gets blurred or washed out by the spotlight.  Videos are slightly better.

Click on the images for more pics!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

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AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

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LIMITÉ

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LE CHÂTEAU

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COLOR ME SOFTLY

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OH LA LA DÉFILÉ LINGERIE (Clôture du Festival)

This last show is a bit different from the rest of the shows since the models were entering and exiting the stage from both sides so we’d  have to look left and right to catch everything.  I tried taking photos at first but quickly gave up since the models all turned up glowing like the photo above — the spotlights were moving all over the place.

In terms of the finale, I think the closing ceremony was better done last year since it was more final — models were bringing out balloons, mannequins and props for display so the stage isn’t empty once the show’s over.  This time around, the festival just ended with the last show and a simple goodbye.

We were really lucky that the rain held out since I felt a few drops near the end of the show, although that would be a pretty funny way to end the festival…

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Festival Mode & Design 2011 — Part 3

8 Aug

Photos from Friday’s fashion shows!  We saw Suzy Shier, AgainstNudity.com, and Forever XXI.  This is the day we were standing a little too close to the stage, as mentioned in the first post.

Some photos turned out better than others.  It’s somewhat annoying but there’s a specific spot on the stage that yields the best pics; if I snap too soon, the models are too far away and you can’t see the details; snap it a fraction of a second later and everything gets blurry or washed out by the spotlight.  Videos are slightly better.

Click on the images for more pics!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

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SUZY SHIER

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AGAINSTNUDITY.COM

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FOREVER XXI

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