The BotCon Report: Day Two

Panels: Voice Acting Retrospective, Grimlock vs. Grimlock.

Dealer Room Purchases: Siege Omega Supreme, a holofoil Arcee print and Bumblebee gift bag, extra comic, and a BotCon reusable tumbler.

Autographs: Frank Welker

Can You Believe It?!: I ended up in the wrong line for the autograph session. It’s been like this pretty much all day.

That note says 2800. I’m not joking.

Today was eventful: I got up, had breakfast, then grabbed a few things from Skids. I also managed to get to the dealer room early, as I wanted to grab something from one of the dealers.

Siege Omega Supreme. A dealer had him and I needed him. Because Prime had inadvertently missed him on his original release. It took me a few heart stopping moments but I found him and bought him.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the other two sets that I was tasked to find; I’m upset about it but there’s nothing I can do.

Here’s where things get interesting; I took my purchase back to my room, then headed down to the convention proper so I could get my autograph from Frank Welker. I knew I had to wait in line, but I didn’t know quite where.

I was shunted to a particularly long line near a concession window. It seemed that not only did the preregistrants who were picking up their items, but autograph ticket holders as well. That didn’t seem exactly right so I just tried asking a few people if they knew what was happening.

Nobody did. It wasn’t until I spotted someone else with a ticket being directed to another portion of the hall. I listened to my instincts and followed.

I got the autograph. Things seemingly got better, until they didn’t. A lot of miscues and miscommunication, that’s all I will say. It got ridiculous. But I survived.

I went back to the dealer room and grabbed a few things for myself and something Prime wanted. No, I haven’t been buying a lot but that’s fine.

Tomorrow is going to be more autographs. I’m probably going to knock out the rest tomorrow and simply peruse the dealer room on Sunday. Things start up at 9:00 so I need to get some rest and get ready. See everyone tomorrow!


About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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