This weekend, instead of staying inside, I actually ventured out and took part in some of the weekend activities the city had offer. Go me.
Saturday, I went to the Fan Expo (Toronto's version of Comic Con) with my 14 year-old cousin, Leo. The ticket line was insane. It moved pretty quickly but it took almost a hour. My artist cousin, Bobby, had a booth there for his company, Imaginism Studios
, so we dropped by to show our support and helped out for a bit. They were selling prints and books of their drawings and they were doing really well. I'm so proud of him and what he's been able to accomplish in the last few years.
The convention was set up in different sections -- horror, comics/manga, computer games & independent artists. There was also the autograph area which was part of the main floor. I didn't have a schedule with me but I was able to see some of the celebs that were there (pictures behind the cut). I'm not into any of this stuff really so we just walked around and took in the sights. There was a lot Doctor Who
stuff and I found Puppet!Angel which I really wanted but the $50 price tag stopped me. They even had a Puppet!Spike which was interesting as that never happened in the show. We also watched this 14-15 year old boy rip through Guitar Hero, expert level. Quite impressive.
Lots and lots of people dressed up, from staples like Star Wars and Star Trek to various computer games to anime characters to general horror makeup (lots of blood/slit throats, lovely).
Sunday, I headed down to Buskerfest
where street performers from around the world are invited to. It was so crowded that I only saw 3 acts before calling it quits. The one act I did get to see from start to finish was Al, the contortionist/juggler from Sydney, Australia. He had double jointed shoulders or the ability to pop his shoulders out or whatever and he did the whole passing his entire body through a tennis racket... *shudders at the memory of his arms dangling in positions that they aren't suppose to dangle in*
I've reverted back to my Jake mood theme in honour of TIFF but I'm in the mood for something else... I've got about 10 themes downloaded but I don't know what I want.