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WinterCon 2023

The weekend of December 2&3, 2023 marked the latest edition of one of my personal favorite conventions: WinterCon! Of course, I was on hand, on that Saturday, to cover it all for you guys, as well as have a great time, all while wearing my Rick Flag cosplay once again.

The first thing I did was go up to the two cast members of the always fun to watch  Jaws 2, Gigi Morgan and Gary Springer. As a fan of this movie, they were the two I was most excited to meet. As I have said in the past on here, my stuff was in storage (if anyone cares I finally have my stuff back). So, that meant that my Blu-Ray copy of this sequel wasn't with me. I had to buy it on 4K that very Friday. Anyway, I got it signed and got pics with them. They were both so incredibly nice and friendly and were a great way to start my day with legit awesomeness!

The only other autograph that I got that day was from the legendary Larry Hama, He is the longest running and most famous writer of the G.I. Joe comic, as well as the file cards from the back of the original A Real American Hero toy-line. This was the second time meeting him in just a couple of weeks, since I was at a signing for the release of issue #301, which marked his return to G.I. Joe, at Forbidden Planet the month before. As a lifelong G.I. Joe fan meeting him, however many times is both awesome and an honor. Also, he is super nice in person. This time around he signed a facsimile of the first issue of the comic. He also told he that when he broke into comics he wanted to write cartoon humor stuff and never imagined himself doing a military comic! Mind blown!

But, there was a ton more of cool sites to see, including, of course, lots of cosplay. Here are some of the favorite things I saw that day:

As always, it's great to see my friend Nelson D. Martinez, here with his finance. 

I actually got to partake in another DC photoshoot. Where I got to photograph a throwdown between Dr. Fate and the Flash! This is actually one of my favorites that I shot this con. 

Finally, I got some great deals including, one dealer who was trying to get rid of his NECA figures, so he sold him at $20! Even more awesome was one dude who was selling and trying to get rid of G.i. Joe Classified figures. So, he sold ANY that he had at $10 each to me! Honest to God, if he had more, that I didn't already have and wanted (he had some from the Snake-Eyes movie, but I don't collect that sub-line), I would've bought a shit more! 

Anywho, here is what I bought at the con. They were:
NECA Universal Monsters The Mummy (Boris Karloff)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 facsimile (which Larry Hama signed for me) 
Peanuts Charlie Brown Hallmark Christmas ornament
G.I. Joe Retro Classified: Destro
G.i. Joe Classified: Cobra Viper
Lady Jaye
Cobra Trooper

I had so much fun, cosplayed, met some great celebs, and got kick ass deals. What more could one ask for? I already can't wait for the next edition of WinterCon! 

One more thing, I want to thank you guys for your continued support and readership. Moving had made to write last year, but I am hoping that I will finally be back to my usual often posting. I also want to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. May this be a good year for all of us!