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.

8 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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