Friday, February 7, 2014

North Texas Comic Book Show

About every 2 or 3 months there is a small comic convention show called North Texas Comic Book Show. I have seen many of my friends attend it so I decided it was time I check it out.

My friend Sean dressed up as Hawkeye, and I went as Black Widow. This was Sean's first time to go, too.

The show was held in a smaller hotel near downtown Dallas, but had two big rooms filled with vendors.

In the rooms you could find vintage toys and loads of comic books. There were also quite a few artists to meet.
I found several good deals here, and would like to go back to see what treasures I could find next time.

There were a handful of cosplayers in attendance as well. This is Enasni Volz as Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She won the costume contest! 

Photo by SCNS:Live
I'd like to dedicate this post to Chris Skiles. He is the cosplayer next to me dressed as Darth Nihilus. His costume played a sound recording of the character's deep booming voice. While we were standing by each other during the costume contest I asked him what the recording was saying. He whispered to me that he wasn't really sure, and we both laughed together. I know it was a very small moment, but it feels like yesterday that I shared it with Chris.

He was very active in our local cosplay scene, and I had the chance to see him at several other conventions. I couldn't believe it when I heard that Chris passed away this week. He was only 30 years old, and I learned that he was also an Air Force veteran. At the Dallas Sci Fi Expo this Saturday several of us will be honoring Chris by wearing a white ribbon on our costumes. I didn't know Chris well, but I have been touched by the opportunity I've had to meet new people through cosplay. My heart goes out to his friends and family.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about Chris. He sounds like a loving and positive person. What a terrible loss.

  2. I'm sorry to read that. He seems like he was a cool dude, and he was so young. Sorry for your loss of a comrade. It's great that you guys will honor him.

  3. He was a good guy. I'm going to miss him

  4. I'm very sorry to hear about Chris, it's terrible to lose someone that young.

  5. Great post! I'll be looking forward to meeting more of Chris' friends on Saturday. I only just recently got to meet and talk with him at the show in November. I wish I had met him sooner.

  6. I'm sorry for your communities loss! He sounds like a great guy.

  7. Gorgeous Black Widow!
    I love Harleen Quinzel, i was her for halloween. c:



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