My laptop blew out thursday morning.. so I was "Deficient" in posting...
that doesnt mean I wasnt still taking intormation.
First off, a thousand thanks to Torpedo for letting me use his wife's laptop to post this!!!
I actually had a huge 5 page post of the last two days...
onl;y to have the hotel internet cut off on me,.. adn I lost the post.
but since its 5 am and Ive been preet much wide awake since wednesday (minus the 20 minutes of sleep I got from being Humbled by Southzen and Kuulkuusan from JBL/TIM on drinking, (yes I bow to the ragin Cajun !) I'll rewrite it... just so that people who9 never made it to the con,... knows exactly how fun it is ,..
also, considering that everyone and their cousin's sister's brother, will be posting pics and coverage on the toys... I decided to NOT cover the Toy angel of the con, and focus on the Human comraderie factor.
anyway, thursday started off with a blast, THE LANARD WAREHOUSE IS AWESOME!!!!! (as you can see fromt he pictures at the bottom of the post)
Viper from Joecustoms and Sinchicken & Underbrush from JBL joined me
and Chuckles at the ware house. Not only was there displays of EVERY Corp's figure they ever made, but really cool stuff I never saw, like the ambulances IN DESERT AND JUNGLE MILITARY COLORS! A REAL CLOTH COMMAND TENT! PATROL BOATS IN THREE DIFFERENT COLORS!!!
AND THE COOLEST TOY OF ALL: A "SPACE COWBOY" sepecial edition set that loioks like Galaxy Rangers!http://www.imagebam.com/image/fddbe445511865/
(By the way I am aware of the irony of covering toys in a post right after I said that I wold not cover the toys, so don't bother pointing that out...)
anywhoo.. I escort another group of us (including the mysterious stranger... who is no longer a stranger , but still mysterous!) to Fritzs and have our food delivered by train (that place is just too cool for words), sand wondfer why EVERY 80's song played was completely known to me...afterwards we all get settled and ready for Registration..
Once in the line, I finally me Fred "Leo" Dragon, Yoho Joe, Smokescreen fron JBl, had a nice talk with Alyosha (you still owe me my free custom head for saying Hi to you!!) Bumped into the Marauder John.....
Marauder John's new thing for joeconBRAND NEW BATTLE STANDS FOR YOUR FIGURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THEY HAVE PEGS FOR BOTH 25TH AND RAH FIGURES!!!!!
THEY NOW INTERLOCK IN ALL DIRECTIONS FOR DIORAMA DISPLAYS!!! you could have an entire platoon standing in formation, and locking thew stanbds together, more the ENTIRE _PLATOON around for display purposes without knocking over a single figure!!!WHAT WILL HE THINK UP NEXT!!!!?
And on top of this, we STILL have the new wave of guns comming up!!!!!!
while schmoozing with people ion the regiustration line.. I met Captain Tommorrow.
....who will now be known as "Happy Fun Boy!!!!'
never have I met a more jovial, enthusiastic, excited joe fan!!!!
I didnt know he is young, (only 16) but his love for G.I.Joe reflects our own, He even still has that twinkle in his eyes like we did when we first got into joes, (and beofere paying taxes and live snuffed it out!)
after Registration we usually have a con dinner, Mysterious Stranger and Madmac both suggested that we gfo to Jack stacks BBQ spot. and I organized and invited people to come with us....
36 people total!!!!!
we didnt leave until 930, and I suddenly becae aware that the resteraunt closes at 10
you wanna know how awesome I am?
"good evening, I am Rashawn, the King of Pain, and I am in town from Boston. I never had real BBQ before, and 35 of my friends would like to join me for dinner at your establishment. I understand you are cloing in a half hour, Is there any way that you can accomidate me and my party in for the G.I.Joe convention? I fully understand if you cant"
......pause on the line....
"Why Yes, You highness, we would be more than happy to accomidate you and your friends..."
yes,... he actually called me .. Your Highness!!!!
anyway,. an interesting anecdote:
the hotel's directipons were wierd and we got lost, I decided to go recon the place so that we dont get lost, or they close on us before we get there, Fightingswords decided to join me...
we turn on the street that the resteraunt is supposed to be on,.. which looked more like an allyway to me.. I kept expecting Michael Jackson and the "Beat It" gangs to comepopping out and dancing at us.
I whispered to myself: "I hope I havent led these guys to a bad spot"
at that very moment, a falling star fell down,.. and when it fixzzled out. it did... right over the resteraunt!!!
....somenbody upstairs was listening....
anyway We had a ball, Probably the best BBQ I have ever tasted! Im talking Flintstone sized beef ribs!!
when we got back, we found out the hotel bar had 10 pitchers of beer and sangria.. only I made the mistake of ordering a pitcher of whatever the person in front of me had... and it was HORRIble...
but hey, I pad ten bucks for it.. Im gonna drink it....
My time was split from bouncing around from tsable to tsable. where I Just HAD to have a brew or tow with Soiulgem, Shadowdude, Badash, Markm, and many others.. ( I didnt see Viperlord, though....)I also met some cool people who just opened up their own cool joe sight ( http://www.joeuniverse.com
check it out)
I was forced to print a retraction... Southzen can indeed drink me under the table....!!!!
"I couldn't Help But Notice Your Pain. It runs deep. SHARE IT WITH ME!!"
"Damn!!! He's sexy!!! And so smart too!!! " - Quotes General Scarlett
BIG LOB! ....... DEAL WITH IT.