If I thought Geekfest was overwhelming it was nothing in comparison to Indiana Comic Con. The size of the convention center was enormous. Comic Con was booked at a far end of the center. And that was only a smal portion of the convention center.

In order to occupy my time I walked around checking out some of the vendors. This was not an easy process as they were crowded together. You couldn’t see anything without either standing on top of someone else or being stood on top of. Because of this fact I didn’t have the opportunity to take a good look at the comic book vendors who were selling classic comics at marked down prices.

Since I was unable to get into the comic book vendors I moved on to other sights. There were several artists floating around who had amazing art. But I was quickly drawn to a jewelry vendor who was selling book charms. From this vendor I bought charms necklace for The Princess Bride, The Lord of the Rings and one to represent the tv show ‘Once Upon a Time’.

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Palpatine and new black trooper
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Original stormtroopers and Boba Fett posing for pictures

Walking around a bit more there were several more artists and one graphic novel author. About this time many people were getting food and sitting in a far corner of the hall chatting. I decided to take this time to check to time and the itinerary. As I was sitting against the wall someone zipped by me. I wasn’t sure what had happened at first and before I could get my phone the guy was out of sight. Walking along the path he had just taken around the tables I found him at booth that was set up with several people cosplyaing as Star Wars characters. The guy who has just zipped by me was dressed as Palpatine and posing with a new trooper. Against the wall, there were a few stormtroopers and Boba Fett posing for shots.

After grabbing these shots I needed to get directions to the the signings and photo ops. My mission for Indiana Comic Con had not yet been completed. At the far end of the hall from the entrance was where they were holding celebrity signings and I wasn’t missing the chance to meet John Rhys-Davies.

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quote on the autographed pic “And my axe”

Back on track. I hurried to get in line for the autograph signing. Unfortunately, I was unable to stay late enough for the photo-op, but the autograph was enough. My only regret was that I ddin’t take my copy of ‘Aladdin and the King of Thieves’ for a signature. The tag line from tha movie would have been a much better autograph.


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