This C2E2 was a bit different for me this year. I didn’t stay at the hotel, I only cosplayed on Saturday, and I was covering it for Retail Merchandiser, the magazine where I’m editor in chief. Friday was mainly spent running around taking photos for the magazine, meeting up with certain brands (like Valiant Comics), and hanging out with Wisconsin friends (the Long Con dudes mainly). A good chunk of Friday, Missy and I got an amazing seat at the Hyatt bar/restaurant, where we just people-watched all the different cosplayers, drank beer, and ate delicious food for a few hours.
Saturday was a bit more exciting because it was Chloe Bennet (Skye/Daisy from Agents of SHIELD) photo-op day! Missy and I wore our Jemma Simmons and Daisy costumes. We even got Starbucks with our character names on the cups because we are that level of
Nick and Bradford joined us for the photo-op. Chloe spotted me from afar and said, “Ohhhh I see season 2 Daisy!” So, that was already exciting. We got on either side of her and she was super excited about our costumes. And naturally, Nick had to hold a HYDRA patch over her head, ha. After the photo, she even noticed that I had the Sorel boots and we mused about how hard it is to kick ass in them and wear them for many, many hours. She asked how I knew which ones to get and I said, Ann Foley told me! (AoS’s costume designer.) And then we gushed about Ann, naturally.
Sunday I bought SO MANY prints from Artist Alley because I think I have endless wall space. I got matching velociraptors and an owl from Sara Richard, who is the designer behind my Kitty & Dino tattoo. It was so awesome to be able to show her that in real life!
And then I spent the rest of the day in panels for J. August Richards (Gunn from Angel & Deathlok from AoS <3) and Chloe Bennet again. Both panels were great, hosted by the lovely Clare Kramer (Glory from Buffy). I was supposed to interview her at some point during the weekend, but she was so swamped with her hosting duties, we weren’t able to make it happen. Next time, hopefully! After Chloe’s panel, she wanted to come meet and talk to everyone. I told her, “I was Daisy yesterday!” So, she said, “We have to get a selfie then!” And then we did. It’s a great shot up my nose, but she looks super cute in it.