Area 51 Night at the Battle & Brew wasn’t so much a big night for the party, but a strong night for the regulars that wanted to have a good time gaming and enjoying some drinks.
There were only a handful of cosplayers out that night, but there was an artist and publisher out promoting his new web series based on the Area 51 “Raid” that was the center of many recent memes.
Justin Simmonds of Mind Invader Comixs came to promote his web comic which will center around an alien trying to make it to area 51.
Why is trying to make it to Area 51? There’s a twist to it, but along the way he collides with Earthlings in all our weird imperfections, and the memes that made the Area 51 “Raid” so viral.
Road Crew of HERETICPRIME
‘Not to sound like a downer, but I was disappointed this AWA. I’m not going to go into too much detail right now, but I’m about 70% sure that this is going to be my last AWA for a while.
It wasn’t because of the top brass. I personally met with some of them, and they are still the very attentive and caring group of individuals, despite change in ownership and some management.
I think that it is a matter of something getting too big to control in its present place, and just a few people; we can’t avoid some people being assholes.
On the positive tip, there were plenty of great cosplayers and very helpful staff to point us in the right directions. There were theatre rooms set up for all hours of the night for anime lurkers. There were also all of the vendor and artist goodness you expect to find at a con.
I didn’t see as many photographers roaming around this time, but I think it might have been because of the highly planned scheduled photo shoots that were listed in the app greatly ahead of time. (I suppose that is a good thing, but I enjoy the chance meetings of conventions.)
Road Crew of HERETICPRIME and Ophelia Roberts