Mid Ohio Comic Con 2011

This was our first comic con we had ever been to so we did not know what to expect.  The mid Ohio Comic Con was held in Columbus Ohio.  After attending Gencon earlier this year and reading the online hype about the Ohio Comic Con we had high expectations.

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We stayed at a Marriott that had only been open a month so it was in great shape.  We were a short distance from the convention center but not close enough to walk.  Parking was cheap enough though, around $5 for the day.

Upon walking into the convention center it was not clearly marked as to where we should go but at these type of events it’s usually not very hard to see which people to follow.  The first day Courtney arrived in her Little Sister costume based on Bioshock.  Some people did  recognize her but as we quickly learned this event was STRONGLY geared towards comics and less gaming.  I found out that there was a costume contest and quickly signed up Courtney without her knowing about it.  While killing time during the day I got some photos of Adam West and Billy Dee Williams and even briefly spoke to Gil Gerard of  Buck Rogers fame.  I kind of felt bad for Gil as no one was in line to see him 🙁

The costume contest time came around and there were so many participants and people who wanted to see it they had to make a last minute change of where to hold it.  Below is what video I shot of it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnT11kOuOlQ

As you can see Courtney won in her category.  After the contest we got to speaking to a friend of one of the judges and found out she had actually done some of the blood artwork for the game Bioshock!!  Courtney was in complete disbelief as we walked away and could not believe what had just happened.

On the second day Courtney arrived in her Pyramid Head costume which always draws attention simply because of the size of the props.  This also makes it kind of funny to see the reactions and to watch her get around…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYLddgIpACU

Below you will find picture of the event and others in costumes.

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