First thing I'll applaud was the layout of the convention, it was mostly contained to one room, it's layout streamlined and easy to move in. There was a lot to look at on that end. In the middle of the room was the signing table for guests, I almost wish there had been more room around them for lines to form. The only time I was in line was for the artist, Nick Bradshaw, of Wolverine and the X-Men fame and Brenda Hickey, a newer up and coming artist that was working on the new My Little Pony Micro Series of comics. I got her to draw me a "Crackle the Dragon".
Minus the long wait in lines for promo items, I did get some shooting done. I did a few candids for Saint John Iron-Bat, my friend Phillip Vautour, during his display of his Iron Man suit. I also got to meet actor and former WWE star Robert Maillet (whom you shall see later again). All around it was a great time.
Just before leaving, we got some people together for a big group shoot and some other fun shots. The outside of the building we were in was pretty old and run down, so I made plans in post to replace the background with some images I made and add some effects in. I shot most of them with natural light with some fill flash in some shots. It was a bit cold and wet that day, but there was a beautiful overcast sky, making a nice even light. Here's a comparison of the group image.
This also was where I completed the final calendar image for HCF and made one of my all time favourite cosplay images to date, The Civil War tribute.
I'm super pumped for next year, and I hope to be able to set up my services next year during the convention and really make some epic work beyond the awesome stuff I got this year.
-Larry M. Holder