By littlestar (Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 02:59:09 AM EST) cheeseburger brown, stories, Science-fiction, sci-fi Expo, storytelling (all tags)
We have set up. Today is the big day. I'm sooooo excited!!!

Yesterday I picked CBB up from work and we made our way down to the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. We had maps telling us where to go for marshalling into the centre to unload. It was a little counter intuitive too, as the marshalling area is 1.2km away from the centre, but we were sent right to the loading docks so it was all good.

We had to drive down a spiral driveway into the belly of the centre to reach the loading docks. There a little man in  bright yellow told us where to park our car for unloading. We were given a little sticky note with the time written on it and warned that we only had thirty minutes past that number. Since we don't have a huge amount of stuff, no biggie.

So, we loaded out stuff on our dolly and hiked up the ramp. We stopped to get our Exhibitor Passes (we are soooo coool!!!) at  the desk before entering the maze of mostly empty tables and many other retailers and whatnot milling around the place looking confused.

There was stuff everywhere, severed heads, plastic chickens, Star Wars everything, anime, gaming stuff, human corpse dummies etc. It was awesome. Finally we found our booth. It's super cute.

We are right across from the signing area and the food court. Chad Vader and David Prowse are the two signing tables right across from us. How cool is that!

We set up quickly, knowing we could fix stuff before the show as well. Then we left for food.

CBB is a little bit nervous. Don't tell him I told you, it could ruin his mystique. But, seriously, he has reason to be, as he is telling live stories while we are there. I think it is SO awesome and he will do a great job, but I do understand the nerves.

When he was younger CBB used to tell his siblings stories (his brother isocat particularly I think) on the fly, and he tells me stories from his leprechaun brain all the time. He is good at it. I know it will be great. He, however, is a little less confident about this. It's okay though because I am excited enough for both of us!!!

Last night as I drank my cider and he his beer CBB said to me- you can't wait for it to begin, and I can't wait for it to end. This is soo true. This is the sort of balance we provide for each other. I love running headlong into things I have never done before What Fun! That sort of thing makes CBB fairly the nervous/ill.

So, that's the story so far. I had wanted to take pics at the set up, but while loading the car and making sure everything was there and good, I forgot the camera. But, don't worry, I will not be forgetting it today! I will even try and record CBB telling one of his stories with the little video function on my camera .

Wish us luck!

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Good luck. He'll be brilliant. :) [nt] by vorheesleatherface (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 03:32:45 AM EST

If David Prowse by Herring (4.00 / 2) #2 Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 04:38:57 AM EST
attempts to cross the aisle without observing the Green Cross Code, be sure to remprimand him.

You can't inspire people with facts
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He Uses A Wheelchair, I Learned Today. by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 06:24:13 PM EST
Also, my brother and his buddy pissed off Adam West and Jonathan Frakes by trying to take their picture without buying anything.

Adam West called for security.

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Good luck! by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 04:43:13 AM EST

you are quite cute by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 09:15:14 AM EST
when you are excited and happy and looking forward to something. :)

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Good luck! by duxup (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 05:06:16 PM EST
Exhibitor passes.  That's intense.
Pop over and say hi to Michael Golden by Horatio Hellpop (2.00 / 0) #7 Sat Aug 25, 2007 at 01:48:50 PM EST
He's a really swell guy!

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