We Went To BCB Con And You Didn't (a recap/photo/video thread)
Anyways, is it ok if I send you my request via PM? I intend to make this drawing a gift for my girlfriend instead. =3
- 08 July 2011 - 10:37 AM
What happens at BCB Con, stays at BCB Con...
So feel free to add you comics to this thread.
Also who were the three guys that I sat with at dinner that first night. It was the middle table and comments about bird sex and canadians strippers came up. I am going to make comics about those events also.
This post has been edited by JHawkNH: 08 July 2011 - 05:11 PM
- 08 July 2011 - 05:08 PM
.... I don't have any art that weould be allowed on the internet o_O not because it's dirty, but because it's so brutally violent and bloody >_>
NO I DON'T HAVE ISSUES.
- 09 July 2011 - 12:26 AM
For the curious, counterclockwise, starting with the guy wearing the hydra shirt and Mike x Daisy button:
Level 50 Fighter
And don't worry about it Tae. Look at me, I look like a fat disheveled nerd in this picture. Fat and nerd, I can take, but dishevelled? I took like as many showers as everyone else combined :<
EDIT by Taeshi: because of the other thread becoming really derailed and durpy, I'm going to paste Titan's summary of BCBcon here:
The dragon's perspective:
Arrived on Friday. Went to Amnisure for an interview. The Russian CEO who was supposed to meet with me was busy, but I got to talk to two other very nice people.
I then got done with my interview a billion years early and hung out waiting for Space, Ace, Pants, Doublet, Susan, and Kaxbe found me, and we all went out to an Irish pub for lunch, where we played Fluxx.
We met up in front of the Statue of George Washington in the Boston Commons. Tragically, TCN had been waiting around a spire (which I might add looked nothing like George Washington) for three hours before he realized we were at a DIFFERENT statue, so he wasn't actually there when we went. Who was there? Toasty, complete with shark hat. And it was awesome.
Pretty much everyone found us there - only JHawk and Chase13 and his girlfriend didn't manage to make it by then. Tae and Suit were rather late, arriving with Lily and Zhan, and Tae was kind of scared of us at first but she got into the flow of things over the evening.
We ended up walking all the way to the hotel, where we dropped off our stuff before heading over to the art museum. There we learned the power of "20 goddamned people are hard to keep togeter" so we accidentally broke up into groups. Tae saw some sort of awesome glass exhibit that the rest of us should have seen, but on the upside, the group I was with found a really awesome bench and got a great picture of Toasty behind a mask.
We didn't have reservations for dinner so we just kind of started to amble down the road when Zhan mentioned we'd be passing by the place he worked, a crazy asian-mexican fusion joint. It was about 8:30 pm by this point and the place was pretty empty when we went in with a crew of 20 people unannounced. To their credit they handled us, but it took absolute ages for us all to get our food - poor Gameking got his food super late, and they forgot Taeshi's noodles in her soup (which was, I'm told, totally excellent). Poor Suitcase was losing his voice due to some sort of throat thing, so Space and I got to take over herding the catfans around.
Dinner was delicious even if it was delayed and it gave us all a chance to hang out. Zhan was totally cool and kibitzed with his fellow workers, and the back and forth was absolutely hilarious. He asked them if they had fixed the ribs, and they kind of hedged over it, so he at first ordered something else, then switched back. When dinner took forever he went back and (we assume) kicked the chef in the shins and made him work faster, as we got a lot of our food when he did, though he had to do so (again) when Tae was all "My soup is great, but are there supposed to be noodles in it?" There is a comic on this subject.
When we got back to the hotel it was pretty late. Tae, Suit, Rukral, Toasty, and I all ended up sharing a room. Hilariously, Toasty AND Rukral both wanted to sleep on the floor, leaving me with a bed all to myself. We watched Bebe's Kids for a while, as well as just spoke with one another and looking at secret comics before we went to sleep as Bebe's Kids crashed for the billionth time. You guys are going to love the next chapter; it is great. Unless of course it makes you sad, like it did poor Bridgey. Tae only told me at the end of the convention that I snored quite loudly, and she almost hit me with pillows to make me stop but somehow resisted. She has a will of steel, that woman.
The next day we went to the museum of science after eating at Finagle's Bagels. Sadly a ton of people were very slow to get up so it was only Tae, Suitcase, Rukral, Spacey, Kaxbe, Toasty, Ace, Pants, Doublet, and myself who got there at first. We went into the butterfly gardens then we went to the planetarium, which was a bit of a mistake as I'm pretty sure only three of us managed to maintain consciousness during the show - as Ace said, it was the best $5 nap he ever had. To be fair, the chairs WERE very comfortable. We also started our tradition of losing Doublet at this point, a tradition we proudly kept throughout the con. To be fair, Doublet is also a ninja - he could reappear whenever we left.
After that we went out to a 50's diner for lunch. While the bathroom was from the 50s as well, ironically it was probably the best place we ate at all weekend (and the only place we actually had a reservation - a key thing to have for a party of 20+ people). While the food wasn't the best, it was quite cheap and it was reasonably good, and we actually got good, prompt service.
We broke up again at this point - Tae and Suit wanted to wander around Harvard Square, while another group of us went back to the museum of science. Ace and I got bored with the live animal show so wandered off to look at fossils and nanotechnology before going to the electric show, where they played some music using a tesla coil. It was pretty sweet. Sadly, I didn't have time to ask my question about what they had used the Vandergraf machine for before they used it to strike a cage with gigantic static sparks, but that is neither here nor there.
We reconvened for dinner at a candlepin bowling alley - the place was called Sacco's, and we spent a good bit of the day giggling over Sacco's bowling. We had strange but good pizza there, but Spacey was rather upset as we went there at about 5 pm, cutting the Museum of Science short. This was a good thing, though - the place was quite reasonable, we didn't have to wait for our food at all, and bowling was fun.
We headed back to the hotel so we could break up - the 21+ crowd of nine people went off to the bar, while everyone else stayed back at the hotel. The bar was great - probably the nicest place we went all weekend - and I had an Abbey's Punch mocktail, which was delicious. Yes, I got it because of the name. Meanwhile, Pants bought everyone else shots, but Spacey didn't drink his - this resulted in Taeshi, of all people, drinking two of the things. She then spent the rest of the evening trying to steal Suitcase's drinks, especially this one foamy drink that Suit bought for himself, she took, so he ordered another and she tried to steal it as well. It was completely adorable. Pants and Ace had some spicy zombies to finish out the evening, which were, I am told, not that great but got Pants quite drunk. Interestingly, Pants really is pretty similar when drunk, just losing volume control, while Ace somehow was pretty much the same as always - way to do Texas proud. On the other end of the bar Zoe and Doublet had quite a bit, with people getting various drinks for Doublet.
The bartender was nice and by the end of the evening we were all pretty happy, save poor Taeshi, who was very happy before crashing into sadness Unfortunately she wasn't lying about having to pee every five minutes when she had too much to drink, so we had to get off the subway about halfway back for her to find a bathroom - annoyingly, the subway itself had none. Some dumb bouncer kept her from using one bathroom, so eventually they had to find a McDonald's, while below, the drunk people refused to "abandon" Tae, and Ace, JHawk, and I, while quite sober (well, Ace had a few, but ACTED sober) did not have keys. It was all for the best though, and we ended up getting back to the hotel alright, where we watched more Bebe's kids and Ace moved into our room so one fewer person would have to sleep on the floor.
The next morning we went out to go shopping. It wasn't very organized, with Taeshi and Suit having to make some business cards for Conneticon, so yet again we ended up breaking up into several minigroups, with some going off early, some going off around lunchtime, and some staying at the hotel. The place we went to was ridiculously packed and getting lunch took forever and my meatball sub was only passable. Fortunately, they had quite nice ice cream, and that made everything better.
We went to a comic book store to nerd things up, and I bought a wonderful book entitled "All my friends are dead," while several people consulted the wisdom of Zoltar the Fortune Teller. We went to an Abercrombie and Fitch so Tae and Suit could get swimming suits, and they had a ridiculous line for their dressing room, but eventually Kaxbe managed to get them a 30% discount and everything was good. So of course it dumped rain on us. Whoops.
Tae, Suit, Rukral, Toasty, and I went off to Spacey's apartment at that point - it was actually half a house - and we met Firefox, who is a completely gorgeous Somali cat. He was very polite, but Tae and Suit roughhoused with him and got him to bite their sleeves, which was adorable (but rather painful looking). He was a very rambunctious feline and quite cute. We also saw some development art for Sonic and found out just how much Spacey likes Sonic (here's a hint - its a lot).
When we went back into town we went to someplace that Spacey had called to but had not made reservations with because they didn't take reservations. As things turned out, this was a huge mistake - they didn't give us enough space, the waitress was terrible to us, and she refused to seat several people because they'd be under different people, as well as refusing to split the bills because it was too much work. It was at this point that we made the best decision of the entire con - we ditched them. Level 50 fighter and his friends got kicked out, Pants tried to catch up to them, Ace tried to catch up to THEM, Tae realized she didn't like anything that they were serving at the bar, and Toasty and Kaxbe thought it was all being quite lame. Crammed into a table for 5 which had six people at it, I ended up chasing after Ace when he left with the crowd, then decided to stick with them. I had a subway sandwich while Tae got a hot dog from the 7/11 and Kaxbe got a cup full of carbonated water which was suppposed to be Coke. There were some random punks offering bad advice for a dollar, so Kaxbe asked them how he could become famous. Their suggestion was to head on down to a bar called the Ramrod, then take pictures of Kaxbe's face and post them all around town with his phone number. Sadly, this was good advice, but Kaxbe was happy with it anyway.
We went back to the hotel and ended up swimming around the pool for a couple hours, throwing snaps at each other, diving under the pool, and generally having a grand old time. Everyone else ended up missing out on swimming, the poor souls - it was quite enjoyable, though I suppose having 20+ people in the pool might have been awkward in any event.
That night we played Arkham Horror, Tae and Suit gave out tons of free swag (as well as let us buy stuff from them - I now have all ten keychains, a misprint poster, a set of buttons, and an awesome comic of Mike x Daisy which you will all see when I get home) and Doublet gave us great color prints of his facomic. The evening was very enjoyable, full of awesome stuff and socialization, but sadly we had to cut Arkham Horror short with only three of six gates sealed as Tae was asleep and we had to wake up early for the last morning.
Tae and Suit went off to Lily's on Monday, while the rest of us went to some toast bar place which did not allow reservations. Unlike the other place, they were very polite to us, but yet again we were without a good place to eat. Eventually Pants saved the day and found a cafe, even buying a pizza for Susan, who had run out of money by this point.
We returned to the hotel and just before checkout Tae and Suit got back, though sadly missed Toasty's departure with his parents, who at first said they should just keep walking and not look directly at us. Hugs were exchanged, pictures were taken, Ace went off, and the remnants of the BCBCon crew went off to the waterfront to sit in a park and tick down our last moments together. In the end, we all got on the subway and went our separate ways; the last I saw of our brave hosts, Tae and Suit were heading off with Zhan to catch their bus, which they only barely caught.
This seems short, but it was quite long to me; these were a very long and awesome four days. I enjoyed the time I spent with all of you, and am a bit sad it could not be a bit longer.
Here I sit in the Logan International Airport, ready to head for home. Soon you will all see the pictures and art of these days, but you will never capture the spirit if you were not there.
This is TD, signing off.
i would like to say i sabrina am not chase13's girlfriend but just a friend..... now i feel awkward....... that is all
- 09 July 2011 - 03:40 AM
no one is able to get pictures of me, even ask chase13. i am the camera ninja.
there is always mall of america my camera is with me always
- 09 July 2011 - 03:54 AM
i wish i would have given you mine before we all parted ways.
- 09 July 2011 - 04:01 AM
- 09 July 2011 - 03:06 PM
"I was easting earlier....but I ran into a wall"
- 09 July 2011 - 06:48 PM