Righto, I have managed to sleep some of the jetlag off and shall now talk about my trip a little...
So yeah I was gone for three weeks and ahh~ home~
We landed in Minnesota AND MALL OF AMERICA IS MY PROMISED LAND
Ahem, then we drove over to Arizona... so...much...driving... but ey America has some lovely scenery so it was fun ^w^
Though... last time we went to Arizona in the middle of summer we vowed to never go there again in the middle of summer because HEAT... I don't know what happened 8I
Anyway there we stayed for a week, and it was super fun~ but I wont bore you with details of that family vacation...hah...hah
So yeah after said week it was time for Botcon and one flat tire later we arrived...or...I arrived *w*
And ahhh~ Words cannot describe how much fun I had
I met all kinds of lovely, awesome people, including and her friend I do not know the username of Who were donning some seriously cute Tailgate and Cyclonus cosplays~ And
Later on I managed to find Cataradical as well 8D
Along with many other super awesome people~ >w<
The former three I spent most time hanging around with though and thank you guys so much for an amazing time
But yeah, Friday was a really short day so that was mostly spent shopping *w*
On Saturday I went to a Rescue Bots panel which was super fun and we got to see a brand new preview for season three!
And after that
I scribbled them Blades and Heatwave in the queue for the autographs so they aren't very good but Steve Blum and Parvesh Cheena loved them 8'D
And Steve Blum even remembered me from last year's Auto Assembly XD It was my weird icelandic name he couldn't pronounce I guess XD
There was also Imari Williams who was super nice, but I couldn't manage to draw Boulder for him, but I promised I'd draw him someday for him ^u^
I also got an autograph from Sue Blu
She's such a sweet lady ;w;
And oh yes, I also stumbled onto Naoto Tsushima...and I just... he's one of my favorite artist ever and I didn't know he would be at Botcon but there he was
For those who don't know he draws a lot of Japanese Transformers things and comics, including the Transformers Animated manga: The Cool *w* (and in it the seriously most kickass, sexyfine TFAStarscream ever!)
So naturally I had to commission and TFAStarscream from him (since Star is also his favorite character 8D)
...I CANNOT HANDLE THE FLAWLESS MAGNIFICENCE OF THIS IMAGE
HE'S SO PRETTY I CANNOT...
so yeah, Sunday was a Transformers Animated panel *w* featuring Derrick J Wyatt, Marty Isenberg, David Kaye and Sue Blu
and uh... I somehow managed to muster up the courage to ask a question (or two) at the panel. Asking Derrick J Wyatt if he'd ever consider drawing some more Shattered Glass TFA characters to which he said he would love to if he had time *w* (fingerscrossedforseekerclones) and then I asked David Kaye what Shattered Glass Optimus would have sounded like in TFA and I seriously hope someone caught his response on camera because it was hilarious XD
Then after that panel was an autograph session with them.
I drew a Swindle for Derrick because that's his favorite character 8D
And Marty Isenberg signed too~
And I'd drawn some David Kaye voiced bots too
But honestly the most amazing thing there was the fact that David Kaye wanted a picture with me on his camera because I was the first Icelandic fan he'd ever met I think...like...I should be asking him for a picture, not the other way around, I'm not worthyyyyyyyyy ;A;
and was awesome and caught that moment on camera 8'D
AND AND also, those AWESOME TFAStarscream wings I have in the picture, I got from her ;w; She made them and they are PERFECT!
I uhh...also got David Kaye to sign them:
Totally not referencing the fact that Optimus has Starscream's wing in his room in the Allspark Almanac
But yeah THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE WINGS >w<
I must also thank again for the adorable, awesome bottle of innermost energon phone charm:
This is still such an amazing idea for a TF-related craft 8D
But yeah along with all those awesome things that happened I of course spent most of my time shopping *w* ...I surprisingly don't think I bought as much stuff as I did at Auto Assembly...rather I bought more expensive things
But still a Lot of things Owo
One of my favorite of them being this horribly ugly Optimus plushie XD
I mean LOOK AT IT
It's so ugly it's adorable XD I love it so much XD
But for little less weird looking chibi Optimuses (Optimi?)
CUTE CHIBI OPTIMUS 8D
CUTE CHIBI DEAD OPTIMUS D8
I also bought like...three different TFA Rodimus Primes
So now I have four... I'm so happy I found that black Rodimus though *w*
Him and Optimus both
And Shadow Blade Megatron
How DARE you Autobots paint yourselves like Decepticons
...hey you're looking kind of different too!
Don't listen to the Autobot filth, master! We totally had the idea for the black paintjobs first!
...Starscream? Is that you? You look like one of your clones
...n-no I don't!
Yes you do...
SHUT UP YOU! I look cooler with it anyway!
...idk, I got a lot of black repaints XD
Purdy Elite Guard Prowl and Optimus to join my Bumblebee *w*
And the crown jewels of all:
STUNTICONS I'MSOHAPPYIFINALLYGOTTHETFASTUNTICONS AKJGJKDG
"ME AM SUNTICON TOO!"
...well Toxitron has his 'buddies' now
And Sideswipe his partner as well:
Stop patting him on the head all cute like, Cheetor... he might shoot you 8I
But well, that's it for pictures and things, hope I wasn't too boring
Anyway I'm so glad to be home, now I can start drawing things again and...catch up on the internet...heh so uh *runs off*