the_other_sandy: Chicago skyline (Chicago)
Yesterday was party day, but today was all about the panels.

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the_other_sandy: Chicago skyline (Chicago)
The way things stand right now, this weekend is the last ever ZebraCon. I've only been to one of them before, but I thought I'd drop by this one since the new con hotel is only 20 minutes from where I live.

The way the schedule worked out, all the fandom parties I was interested in were held today, and most of the panels I was interested in are being held tomorrow, so I was party girl today.

First up was the Supernatural party. It was organized by the same person who organized the Supernatural party at MediaWest this year, so it was very similar. The same mini hunting kit was given out as a party favor (salt packets, holy water, band-aids, herbs, fake I.D.s, etc.). There were also many trivia questions to answer for prizes, and a raffle. There were vids by Wolfpup running on the TV for entertainment.

The Heroes party was kind of cool. It was a little more subdued than the Supernatural party, but that's because there were fewer people there and because we were watching TV. We watched the original unaired pilot of Heroes, which is an extra on the DVD set. There was also a laptop available for watching Adrian Pasdar's YouTube vids. The raffle had some very cool officially licensed merchandise. I won 2 season 2 promo 8 x 10 glossies, one of the whole cast and one of Peter & Nathan, that I hadn't seen before.

The Stargate Atlantis party ran highlights from seasons 1-3 via projector on the wall and had a ton of games for prizes. One was a piƱata that turned out to be filled with Canadian candy (the hosts were from Canada--I haven't had Smarties in ages). Another involved shooting a suction cup dart gun at a Wraith on the TV (I was totally teh fail at it, but at least I hit the TV screen). Other games included a Star Wars edition Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots duel and a MENSA quiz. The party favor was a mini survival kit containing a pack of season 2 trading cards, a PowerBar, a keychain of one of the characters (different ones in different kits), and three magnets (one McKay, one McKay & Sheppard, and one Teyla & Ronon). In addition to the Canadian candy, there was also a custom made cake with a picture of Sheppard's team on it.

The Torchwood party was the last one of the day (it started at 10:00 p.m.). By then, people were pooped and just wanted to watch TV. Unfortunately, they really wanted to see two eps that I had just seen recently, so I didn't stay for the whole party.

In between all the parties, I blew through the art room, hung out with some friends, watched part of the vid show, and went through the dealer room. I bought another zine. ::hangs head in shame:: I think that makes 30 this year. I seem to be single-handedly keeping the zine publishing industry afloat.

And now I need to go to sleep so I can do it all again tomorrow. And please forgive any incoherence on my part--it's 1:30 in the morning.

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