Thursday started with us passing out the GBI zombie walk info pamphlet to the crowds waiting to get in to prep for the zombie walk itself. After the Zombie Walk started we met the zombies at the halfway point in downtown Mesa to lead them back to the Zombie Beauty Pageant. At the Zombie Beauty Pageant we acted as “security” and as chaperones for the finalists. Some pics of the event are on the local band Calabrese blog at:
http://calabrese666.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... micon.html
Friday and Saturday we helped host Zombie Brain Eating contests. Due to the limited number of brains, raffles were held to determine who would be in the contest. 4 whole brain jello molds were made and each cut in half to have 8 contestants. It was quite entertaining and very messy. There are a lot of hopeful zombies out there for sure and they certainly proved there is always room for brains.
Saturday and Sunday we hosted a booth in the convention courtyard. At our booth we gave away our new AZ GB buttons, stickers, and the preview poster of the comic John(JackIvyGB) has been working on. The poster was made by John and Todd (AzSpidey). We had coloring pages available for kids to decorate our booth with. A TV was set up to show a slideshow if pics from our various past events. Twinkies and Stay-Puft Marshmallow Bags were sold for donations as well as caricature drawings from John. We also hosted hourly raffles for GB related prizes including our AZ GB hats, t-shirts as well as the new comies, dvd sets, an Ecto-1 plate and even a 1/6 proton pack courtesy of Nick-A-Tron. Over $300 was collected to go towards the upcoming Phoenix Heart Walk we’re participating in soon. The booth was a big hit and a great way for us to get our mission out there.
Sunday we hosted a panel titled "25 Years of Ghostbustin". Each of our team took turns covering a topic of GB history and we covered the cartoons, comics, and all the latest game and 3rd movie news. It was a great con that has grown alot. Next year the Phoenix ComiCon will be moving to the huge downtown convention center and able to host alot more guests and booths. We have alot of fond memories from the weekend including having drinks with Richard Leparmentier and meeting a really big young fan of GB.
Here is the East Valley Tribune article on the con we're in:
http://nerdvana.freedomblogging.com/200 ... #more-9980
Here is a youtube video of the guys playing Rock Band with Wil Wheaton:
Matt S, Todd, Neal, Matt H, John, Ronan (slimer28), Jeff
Backstage at Pageant
Rock Band with Wil
Ronan with his unrelated twin Joel of the Rebel Legion
With our newest little member
Waiting for brains
Todd's awesome Joker
Mini pack on display
I hit the turbo boost, didn't do anything
With the female Bill and Ted
Happy raffle winner