If this is the first time you’re reading our blog and you’ve never met Daniel & I, this may be news to you. However, if you’ve met us in any capacity for more than 5 minutes you were probably made aware that we’re GIANT geeks! We love everything from super heros to Star Wars and we look forward to hitting up a few local Comic Cons every year. We watch The Flash on the regular, freak out over the latest Avenger movie, and aren’t afraid of a little cosplay. So when our new home town of Statesville, NC decided to host their first ever comic con we were completely stoked!
Then I got an email from our clients Aine & Joe (Click here to see their amazing engagement session!) that they could come over for their wedding premiere on the same day. Normally I would be bummed, because we’d have to choose between one or the other and our clients ALWAYS come first! However in this instance, we could have our cake & eat it too because Aine & Joe are just as big into the geeky world as we are! YAY! So we opted to make a day of it. Aine & Joe came over for their amazing wedding premiere, we at snacks, caught up, and then ventured off to the Statesville Civic Center to experience their first comic con!
For a little con, I was very impressed at how many vendors there were and how many people came out! It was a great crowd of your fanatics, cosplayers, and kids. No, we didn’t cosplay this time around, but I totally rocked my favorite Dr. Who t shirt & Daniel donned his Super Man in honor of our geeky pride. Daniel was very happy to find a few more comic books to his collection, I nabbed a killer metal print of Boba Fett (pic to come soon), and Aine & Joe got their fair share of goodies too. They also had a costume contest and several giveaways that we neglected to enter, but had a blast watching everyone fly their geek flag high!
Over all I think this first round was a complete success! All of the vendors seemed super happy with the turn out and we were too. It was so successful that they’re already planning another one this coming July! We couldn’t be more excited and who knows, maybe this time we’ll be brave enough to cosplay. Daniel & I are really loving Statesville and all of the excitement and growth we’re seeing in this little town that we never expected to call home, but we’re so glad it is!