ZappCon: Year One Part 1So I'm crossing number 22 off of my 23 things to do before I'm 24 list, go to a convention. I volunteered a local pop culture convention here in Fresno, Ca on October 18th and 19th called ZappCon.
I personally loved it. Volunteering for such an event like this, a got to attend for free, in my free time. Too bad I didn't have Money to buy something awesome from the artists and vendors; I did get some amazing swag.
|My Orange volunteer shirt, I don't think I could be seen the convention. What do you think?|
I got to give it to the four board members of ZappCon for making it a great convention for a city that needs to express its geeky side. I hope to go back again next year, possibly as part of the artist alley.
I'm splitting my description of what I did into a few parts. This post will include the night before celebration called Day Zero as well as day one.
The night before my aunt (who also volunteered) and I went Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company; a local brewery.We defiantly had some fun. We two amazing guys who were promoting their awesome Kickstarter (I'll talk about it later.) It was a gathering for the vendors, Artists, volunteers, and anyone else who could be coming to the convention. They had free finger food, which ended up as my dinner because they had a whole lot extra in the end. I'm not a big alcohol drinker, my aunt recommended Half Dome after she had it. I also had three cups of their root beer between the two beers.
My day started early. My shifted an hour later than my aunt's but it was easy to do a one way trip for my grandfather. The convention didn't start until ten, so there was a lot of time to kill. My job that day was to pay attention to the second floor, with other volunteers where the panels and the games were. I caught some of the panels briefly but I needed to watch some other rooms. I was flying everywhere.
When my shift was almost over I asked this girl if I could take a picture of her in her Doctor Who outfit, but my camera batteries crapped out for the day.
When my shift was over, I got to explore for a little bit. My aunt came up to me really excited about everything that she saw.
I didn't get to stay for long as I wanted to but in the end I was exhausted for the day and I needed to relax.
Day One Swag
John Neptune Pamphlet- A cute little retro Buck Rogers type show on YouTube. My aunt got to take pictures with the cast with a green screen. Still waiting on those pictures...
Pathfinder Novel- Snatched while I was was on the second floor, I heard the words "it's free."
Rubber Bracelets from Valley Children's Hospital and giraffe pen (not pictured)- These were cute little supporting the hospital, and I like collecting them.
Sonic Comic- I used to have these in middle school. When I looked inside sure enough was from 2004. This also came from Valley Children's Hospital.
Justin Prime Spiderman print- I got this from the artist himself when he was looking around for people that could be attending the convention. I said it wasn't time yet, He was kind of disappointed. I asked him if I could have one.
My Badge covered with pins- The pins I gathered over the two days. The GEEK, Star Trek and anti-possession. I made on the second day.
Check out Part TWO