October 29, 2011

1st Annual Frank N Con!

So today I have no nail art for you. My attempts to lift the pictures from the Ziploc bag were a bust :( I think perhaps they may need another day to dry. So I'll try those again. But for now, I wanted to take a moment to talk about Frank N Con. I went this morning with my kids and although one of them was being a non participating butthole making our stay there very short and leaving us unable to fully check out everything the convention had to offer, there were a few celebrities that actually made it worthwhile imo.

The convention itself was pretty small, so not much walking around. Of course, that means that there wasn't a lot of elbow room for walking around. I also went right when they opened, so there weren't too many people there. Like the big cheap-o I am, I purchased my tickets through groupon for half off. Which normally wouldn't be an issue except for the fact that the ticket counter checking off online purchased tickets was being manned by a lady who didn't know what groupon was. I had to explain to her that I had already paid for my tickets, the printout was my ticket and that I wasn't going to pay for more tickets. She had a hard time understanding that my printed out ticket was not a coupon for a discount on ticket purchases. In between asking me several times for my name but never actually looking it up, she kept telling me I had to go to the other line to buy tickets with my coupon. Hahahaha

Finally there were a couple of young men behind her who told her basically what I was trying to tell her, but she actually listened to them. They found my name within seconds and let us in! I was really impressed by the sheer amount of celebrities they had there. There were lots of vendors and unless I just didn't see it, there wasn't any free stuff. I thought perhaps they'd be giving out bags of cool stuff or something?? Anyhow, I took this as an opportunity to test run my kids' Halloween makeup and thank goodness for that. I'm trying my hand at acrylic paints this year and although the wounds came out ok, I think I'll stick to minimal skin makeup outside of the wounds. The kids liked how it turned out though, so that was a plus!

All in all, I have to say my favorite part of the convention was getting to meet the crazy babysitter twins from Grindhouse and Machete (they were Nurses in this film) and Brian Steele (Creature Boy). The twins were so sweet and polite. They spoke respectfully and attentively to each person who visited their table whether they bought something or not and I couldn't get over how beautiful they are in real life! I've seen one or two other famous people in real life and they always seemed to look better on screen. But that wasn't the case here.

Also, Brian Steele, what an awesome guy! I think part of my fascination is that I'm only 5'2" and he's 6'7" - so yeah, don't judge me!  Anyhow, considering the huge list of major roles he's had, I was surprised he was such a cool guy. Seemed very down to Earth and was pretty much great to my kids. Which, in my book, earns a lot of my respect! We ended up getting a huge Predator poster from his table, he autographed it and even took a picture with 2 of my boys. Of course my 3rd was being a butthead. So, unfortunately when he gets older and looks back at the picture, he won't be in it :( Anyhow, enough talking! Here's 3 pics from the event.

Brian Steele

Elise and Electra Avellan
We also got to meet Miguel A. Nunez Jr., William Stout, Bob Elmore and a few other people from the Return of the Living Dead movie. I think we might have only been there about an hour before the baby had a complete meltdown. But I still think the little we were able to check out was pretty cool. Maybe next year as the kids will be older, we'll be able to check out some more stuff.

That's it from me for today! Thanks for stopping by and hope you're all enjoying the weekend!