June 29th, 2010

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BotCon 2010: Disney

Originally published at Shortpacked!. Please leave any comments there.

I never actually got swindled into going into Disney proper, but we did try to swing into Downtown Disney once to get supper.  After two dehumanizing hours spent towards nothing more than the goal of getting an overpriced subpar sandwich in my hands, I feel my burning Disney park hatred was vindicated.

My family’s goin’ to Cedar Point!  Screw the mouse!

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BotCon 2010: Disney

Originally published at Shortpacked!. Please leave any comments there.

I never actually got swindled into going into Disney proper, but we did try to swing into Downtown Disney once to get supper.  After two dehumanizing hours spent towards nothing more than the goal of getting an overpriced subpar sandwich in my hands, I feel my burning Disney park hatred was vindicated.

My family’s goin’ to Cedar Point!  Screw the mouse!

Smile

BotCon 2010 FAQ

Originally published at Shortpacked!. Please leave any comments there.

Here's all the toys from this year's BotCon set all thrown up on my desk.

Howdy folks!  We decided to push on through the night on our way back instead of staying the night half-way, so we’re all home again a bit early.  Since this morning, I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things, especially with tomorrow’s book signing event!

Throughout the con, I got the same two questions from folks a number of times, so I thought I’d take the time to answer them here:

1) Did you know about the Shattered Ravage toy?

I’m not one of the dudes who decides on BotCon figures, so it was those folks who put the set together and realized that the little jaguar that comes with the Hound mold should be SG Ravage.  They didn’t ask permission or anything, nor should they have to – I don’t own Transformers, Ravage, or the Shattered Glass concept!  Only the character conceit is mine.  But apparently my little Twitter character had endeared himself to lots of folks, so BotCon jumped at the chance to do him.  (And eBay seems to be favoring him at the moment over most of the others, so woo!)  I’m honored and humbled that I own a little Transformer that I created.  It’s a new feeling for me!

But no bio card.  I may have to fix that somehow.

2) How do you feel about Dinobot winning the Hall of Fame?

Sunday, after the Hall of Fame dinner, Dinobot was honored in a display case.

I still don’t believe that it happened!  This should not be real.  When they announced he was the winner at the dinner, there was some very happy swearing, and, as I had been filling myself with alcohol the whole night, I stood up on my chair and put my fists up into the air.  I was off in the corner so hopefully nobody saw.

People attribute the victory to me, but I don’t believe that.  If I could order you folks around so easily, I’d be a heck of a lot richer!  No, folks voted for Dinobot because he strikes an emotional chord.  My linking and pleading wouldn’t have worked unless there was a pull for Dinobot to begin with.

Not that I won’t take credit if it suits my purposes.  Ha ha ha.