This weekend was my second time as a Guest at the EMS show. For the uninitiated, that's The Entertainment Media Show, not Emergency Medical Services or any other variation that may pop into mind. I had a 5.20am start, early for me so I was glad I actually got there just before the doors opened to the general public.
I was situated in amongst a line of other Artists and friends, sandwiched directly between two writing legends, Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man & Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-men). It was was great to chat with two writers I admire and to also find out they were great guys to boot.
There was a nice mix of media guests at the show, it was good to see Dean Cain chatting away and being charming to everyone and Matt Smith the 11th Doctor carrying a pair of boxing gloves, that he got Frank Bruno to sign. I also saw a few familiar faces and a some new ones.
I had the usual mix of Transformers and Superhero requests, I also got to draw the Ninja Turtles and a nifty Nightcrawler.
Although it was slow on the Sunday the company more than made up for it. I had fun with the Cosplayers, and got the Uncanny Chris Claremont to sign my well read X-men book.
Which more than made up for it.
Who can ask for more?