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Back From SDCC 2008

Returned today from five days of con stuff: feet and legs are tired, heck, generally tired all over. Also suffering from slight voice extinction.
Great fun was had by all. It's so great to be able to meet up with folks I had not seen in a while. Some even for years! Didn't buy too many books, glad I went easy with the spending. Distributed many Water Tribe, made many sketches, managed to attend the Avatar panel (YESSSSSS I WANT A SOUNDTRACK AS BAD AS EVER-THE ZEPPELIN FIGHT IS AWESOME!). Had a fun, but way too short panel for Kids Draw on Sunday, with two awesome artists right before me and me ending up making up whatever I could on the spot. Gah! I think it went well though.
Also got many nice gifts and hugs- thank you everyone!!
Short report is short, as the life behind a booth is sort of not too eventful.

...but only a few, because I'm lazy with a camera. I wish I had a picture of Firelord Ozai though. He was awesome!

Water Tribe!
Water Tribe

Nice group shot of Suki, Haru and Mai
Group shot SDCC 2008

Ah that moment, there was only one Aang. Truly, the last airbender...
Fire nation Aang SDCC 2008

...until one cute Aang showed up.
Little Aang SDCC 2008

Giancarlo, Puppet!Zuko and Kevin Coppa- all looking good...
Puppet Zuko

...and sexyfine.
SexyFine!

Awesome animator Rodolphe Guenoden, being assaulted by a werewolf. He survived. We're waiting until the next full moon to see if he's actually okay.
Werewolf

Gotta love comicon!
Sparta

I will now go and rest. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

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rockettefug
Jul. 29th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
sexy spartans~
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Lovin' the Spartans...especially since they wore the costumes rather well.
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raeraem
Jul. 29th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
The werewolf is missmonstermel! She has some pretty amazing stuff :D
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Rodolphe (the guy in the pic with her), is actually a big fan of her work :)
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speedlight
Jul. 29th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
HURR that is one sexy mai!

...and those are some dang sexy spartans.
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
There can be a lot of sexy stuff at a con. Not always, but sometimes...
loveroftheflame
Jul. 29th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
I CLEARLY need to attend a con. Oh baby, Sparta! Love the Sexyfine too! lol! Great shots and little Aang is ADORABLE!
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Spartan not necessarily included with every cons...dang!
ali_wildgoose
Jul. 29th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
It was awesome to see you! Glad you had a good time! <3
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
Awesome to see you too! Very short, but sweet.
bearlyhapnin
Jul. 29th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
It takes a very confident man to spend the day in underwear and a cape. O_O

That little Aang is so adorable! And I've seen the FN Aang in pictures from other cons. :P Same with Suki.

::le gasp!!!:: THERE ARE BLONDE WATERTRIBE FOLK! IS THE BOY'S NAME ALEXANDER?


:P
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
They had the bodies to be confident!
Little Aang is indeed adorable...and I don't know any Water Tribe folks named Alexander. ;)
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larsony
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Con was great, but I'm sorry that I missed you! The one time that my wife and I were at the Flight booth when it was least crazy was during the Avatar panel! Another time!
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Heh, I was stuck at the Flight booth most of the time. Ain't complaning, I should have taken the time to walk around more.
And if there was a time I would have been missing, Avatar events are certain to be one of them.
marianlibrarian
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
OH MAN now I am looking forward to next week's epic epicness even MORE. There damn well better be and Aang or two at Otakon or Connecticon (we've got just about everybody else in our group).

AND NOW I AM ALSO REMINDED OF ALL THE FREAKING COSPLAY I HAVE TO FINISH IN THE NEXT THREE DAYS. DX

Edited at 2008-07-29 05:10 am (UTC)
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
And you'll have to take pictures of the awesome costumes you're working on too!
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darkphaedra
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
*fans self* Oh my spartans!

tiny!aang is Soooo cute!
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
And nice Spartans too.
Tiny Aang could beat them up, but in terms of body shape, he has a long way to go.
aidosaur
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
OH MAN, how quickly did they get that Ember Island Player Katara costume together, that's FANTASTIC!

Also, hehehee, it's good to see that missmonstermel (the gal in the werewolf costume) made it into your photos! If you haven't already, I totally recommend checking her art out, it's pretty slick stuff. :D

It's good to hear you had a good time! Don't suppose you'll be attending any east coast conventions this summer..?
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
I think I overheard her mentionning managing to do it in 24 hours (she already had the fabric, I think).
Unfortunately, time and money constraint are keeping me from any east coast conventions. I am hoping to attend APE in November though.
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kimba616
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh, wow! I actually look good in a picture? xD (I was the Suki) I loved meeting you! Thanks for signing my comic so last minute!
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Certainly looking good there! Great meeting you too.
psychoe
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
It was really awesome seeing you and chatting with you!

I second the NEED FOR A SOUNDTRACK NOW! :D
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
It was great chatting with you too :)
conga_chili
Jul. 29th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Oh I saw the making of that werewolf on some DIY website - amazing detail!! @_O Sounds like an awesome time - those Avatar cosplayers are fantastic!!
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I think I might've seen her in a different costume the other years. The way Rodolphe described it sounded familiar. Glad to have taken that pic, on her blog she mentions retiring the werewolf.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 29th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Is Kevin Coppa (the one on the right in the picture with the little puppet) disguised as Dr Who? he certainly looks like him! :D
hugs to you from switzerland! :)
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
I do believe he was, and he had quite a few other Doctor Who characters surrounding him (I'm not familiar too much, having only managed to catch a few episodes of the recent serie)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 29th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
Damn Anonymous... I am Kyla79 (margaux) just in case! I can't loggin for some weird reason... Sorry!
rufftoon
Jul. 29th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Seems there's been the logging problem now and then. I had trouble last night!
We'll need to get you to comicon one day, you published artist you! :D
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