We arrived back at the convention center bright and early, and were pleasantly surprised to discover that the press room was serving breakfast! After a brief tutorial on the Jura coffee maker (no… not a “coffee maker”… a “coffee juke box”!), I had a nice cup of normal (black) coffee with crema, and a few slices of Speck (air-cured, smoked bacon, sliced as thin as lingerie, and more tempting!)
Then there was a quick jaunt to the show floor, which opened thirty minutes early for VIPs and press. I watched the procession of fans enter at Ten, and no one was rushing… it was all orderly, people were smiling. The floor wasn’t expansive, but the booths were well positioned, and overall, traffic wasn’t a problem. (You can peruse the official Con guide here.)
As is my general modus operandi, I just wandered around, experiencing the show, checking out the layout of the convention center, and doing some work in the press office (with the free laptops).
The day ended with the Vienna Championship of Cosplay round, the winner being a massive Wheeljack from the Transformers franchise. (So massive, it couldn’t walk on stage, but in front of it!) If you want to see it in person, he will be competing at C2E2 in the finals.
All photos are of via my Galaxy Epic 4G (aka “Galaxy 1”). We’ll have lots of better photos from our own “Petra Parker” once we figure out how to download huge amounts of data over a tiny Wi-Fi pipeline (19-26Mbps).
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