Thursday, May 27, 2010

Imagicon

Just a word of warning, this blog is picture intense!!

On the road again......This is a pic of us on our way to Imagicon in Birmingham, AL. What is Imagicon you might ask? It is one of the many comic/gaming/geekfest conventions that we sell out goods at every year. My husband Aron runs an online business, Twisted Heroes, and sells comics and collectibles.

Speaking of hubby, here he is looking a tad grumpy, hee heee. Must be the fact that we woke up at 4am to get on the road!


Here is my usual chipper self! Cargo vans RULE!


Hello Alabama, we almost missed ya!


Picture of us at one of the only Alabama rest areas. See, I told y'all I had a huge head, heh heh.


This is us setting up the booth at the convention. Setting up is never fun, especially having to haul the frickin wire racks! I hate those bastards with a passion. We were on the 3rd flood, but thank goodness we had help unloading from the convention volunteers!


OK, now for the fun to begin. What I like most about conventions, besides selling stuff and seeing Aron happy, are the people dressed up in their costumes, or "gear" as I like to call it.


This guy here calls himself the "Troll King". His outfit was pretty elaborate!


Here is a girl that was set up near us, decked out in her Lolita and Hello Kitty gear. Very Cute!


This is Lolita girl's friend, I think she is supposed to be Pepper Potts from Iron Man.


Vader Elvis, need I say more?



I am not sure who she is supposed to be, but her back tat is amazing!






Xena and Gabrielle




This is the creepy parking lot we parked in, a few blocks away from the convention. Parts of downtown Birmingham are absolutely amazing! There are SO many abandoned buildings from the 1940s-1960s. It just blew my mind! Here are a sampling....Note, the entire time I was taking pics, Aron was like "Adrienne, come on...." Guess he was afraid we wouldn't make it back to the van, heh heh.








I wonder how many squatters live here?







The fascinating Leer Tower!






So, we made it back to the hotel room, heh heh. This is me in my Pure Energy dress that I lurrrvveee.




After having amazing Indian food at a restaurant near our hotel, called Sitar, we decided to be social and head over to the convention party/rave thing. It was at Old Car Heaven, a very strange warehouse style place out in the middle of nowhere in downtown Birmingham. Was a fun time overall :)



Wheee!





Sunday morning we ate at the Original Pancake House-awesome! I am not really a pancake person, but my spinach omelet was am-ah-zing! Also, a homeless guy asked me for some cash in the parking lot, and I of course gave him a buck. Homeless peeps are drawn to me, I'm not sure what the deal is. I am always happy to give them a buck; I mean, what do I care what they do with it? This guy was awesome, he kept peeping his head into the restaurant until a customer broke down and bought him some breakfast, lol.
That afternoon, we sold some more comics and toys, and headed out around 2pm. Again, we had some great volunteers help us load up the cargo van. Overall we made some profit, and the trip was a success :)



Peace out Alabama!




The boxes and boxes of STUFF!



Non-grumpy Aron :)
We'll, we are headed to Pigeon Forge in a few hours to set up at Adventure-Con. I swear, this jet-set lifestyle is exhausting, lol!!
Hugs
Adrienne

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