ECCC Show Diary: Day 1

LOOK AT THESE GLORIOUS NERDS

LOOK AT THESE GLORIOUS NERDS

FIRST DAY OF THE SHOW PROPER!

We were expecting Thursday to be pretty quiet, but, no. You were NUMEROUS AND ENTHUSIASTIC, and IT WAS AWESOME. Here are the highlights:

  • Got up at stupid o’clock to feed the meter
  • Came back, showered, and put on grown-up daytime clothes. ONE OF US IS WEARING A TIE. MUCH ADULT VERY PROFESSIONAL.
  • Moved the car, because Capitol Hill has no parking. Damnit, Seattle!
  • David had caught inevitable international-travel plague, so we dropped off ibuprofen at his hotel, then…
  • …got lunch at a sushi place that we are fairly sure was actively attempting to make us leave. JOKE’S ON THEM. WE ATE SUSHI AND THEN PAID FOR IT AND THEN LEFT.
  • Went and set up our table.
  • DID A LOT OF CONVENTION.
  • I got two new Cyclops Has a Good Day sketches, from Cully Hamner and David Wynne. Yesssssssss.
  • Miles got a super sweet Silent Hill poster from Mondo…
  • …and I got Miles a super sweet Thors poster from Peter V. Nguyen
  • Once the show let out, we met up with Scott Koblish, and wandered off to get dinner…
  • …then practiced the cold open in an empty parking lot.
  • Our friends Katie and Douglas were hosting a karaoke night to celebrate both the show and recent amazing professional projects (THEY ARE AWESOME! GO KATIE AND DOUGLAS!), so we headed down.
  • Did you know that Miles sings Blondie? Miles sings Blondie. HE IS VERY GOOD AT IT.
  • Also, Al Ewing sang “Let It Go,” and possibly manifested a whole sci-fi rock musical just by being the weirdest and Britishest person in the room.
  • ANYWAY. We are very tired and slightly tipsy, and it is probably time for sleep. OUR LIVE PANEL IS TOMORROW (today; it’s after midnight) at 5:30 PM IN ROOM T304, AND YOU SHOULD ALL COME.
  • Seriously. KINDA FREAKING OUT about this cold open. It is by far and away the most ambitious one we’ve ever done.

PHOTOS:

Jay's first sharpie knuckle tats of the day, for a friend who used to co-run one of our favorite video-game websites EVER in high school. HI, NICH! YOU ARE AWESOME!

Jay’s first sharpie knuckle tats of the day, for a friend who used to co-run one of our favorite video-game websites EVER in high school. HI, NICH! YOU ARE AWESOME!

Miles drew Bill the Lobster. Your argument is invalid.

Miles drew Bill the Lobster. Your argument is invalid.

Jay drew Magik. This was part of a pair, but the other one's in Miles's phone, and we're tired, so we'll post it later.

Jay drew Magik. This was part of a pair, but the other one’s in Miles’s phone, and we’re tired, so we’ll post it later.

A++ milk stout.

A++ milk stout.

DID YOU KNOW THAT SEATTLE HAS AN X-MEN BURLESQUE SHOW? These two are part of it, and they are awesome!

DID YOU KNOW THAT SEATTLE HAS AN X-MEN BURLESQUE SHOW? These two are part of it, and they are awesome!

Lush stuff I tried today! Needles and Pines Shower Jelly smells like camping, but not unpleasantly so; and  No Drought dry shampoo is my new best convention friend forever.

Lush stuff I tried today! Needles and Pines Shower Jelly smells like camping, but not unpleasantly so; and No Drought dry shampoo is my new best convention friend forever.

10 comments

  1. ray says:

    ^______________^

  2. David says:

    Nich Maragos! I heart the GIA (both original recipe and all-new all-different) and everybody else should too.

    Man, ECCC looks amazing. Best wishes for the live show today!

    • Jay says:

      Nich is fantastic. (And oh, man, writing an op-ed for the GIA was the biggest rush of my career. That site was so formative for me, and getting to know Andrew and Nich over the last few years has been awesome.) <3

  3. Christopher MacKenzie says:

    I second those best wishes! Your table looks awesome … wish I was in Seattle right now.

  4. Benjamin Wing says:

    Love the sketches, especially the Magik; Milk stout rules; good luck with the live show

  5. H. F. Rhino says:

    I love this update! It sounds like a crazy day, so I appreciate you taking the time to post it. Good luck with the rest of the weekend. Really looking forward to hearing the live show.

  6. Kreniigh says:

    You ordered sushi and paid? THAT’S NOT CRIMES!

  7. Theo says:

    Left Hand Brewery is so good! I especially love their Nitro!

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