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TFCon 2016


Ah, another fun time, gone too quickly.

My sis let us leave around 11am, and by the time we got the car packed up it was a bit after noon. Went to pick up Nancy and we were well on our way by 12:30pm.
The Peace Bridge wait wasn't too bad, only about an hour and the customs guy was cool.
Couldn't get the Garmin to work properly, so we got a little lost and missed our exit on the 403. But, I kind of knew where we were going, and we arrived early enough for my annual visit to the Harley store down the street from the hotel.

Checked in and I discovered what a loser I am. I left my drivers licence and credit cards at home. OMG!!! PANIC!!!
Nancy was able to hold our room on her card. Good thing I brought lots of money. But, I was very careful with buying stuff, as I didn't want the hotel charges to go on Nancy's bill.
I figured what I did - when Liz and I went to pick up the rental car, I put my travel wallet back in my regular purse instead of my travel purse. duh.
Well, I guess that was a good thing, as it was nice to have cash left over when I got home.

I save all my coin and dollar bills (with a few fives tossed in) throughout the year for this trip.



This is what I paid $175 for - a pic and autograph. You'd think that someone would have mentioned my flyaway hair.





Are the toys getting more expensive every year, or is it just me getting old?
$600.



I don't even know who/what this is. Who has that much $$ for a toy?






I love Sunny. Stupid name though. Should have called him Dandelion of Doom.



Can't have one without the other. Someday I'll get them.



Oh, I wanted this Ratchet so badly. Such a work of art.



haha, the excited sticker made me laugh.



Had very poor seats for the costume contest, so I didn't get many shots.
I thought there was a lack of entries this year.
Hologram Megs and Bee.



The back of Prowl. He won first prize - his lights worked and was totally awesome with the kids.



Front shot from the screen.



There was a baby Bee - holy slag he was so cute.



Someone really wanted this box in the Make A Wish silent auction. Went from $160 to 2k. Wow.



Nice doodle of Magnus on the posters outside the doors.



Sunday is when the other costumes come out.
Here is Nancy dressed in her Star Fleet uniform trying to get beamed up somewhere. hahaha.
Her hand-made equipment is amazing.



Trooper.



The poor Emperor's Guard always has the most boring jobs.
I love that costume and want one.



Sunday we drove to the Square One outlet mall on the way home.
These twisty buildings were cool.



Metal sculpture in the center of the mall.



This was funny. "Freeze your fat"
Sounds too good to be true, so it's probably a scam.



Stopped at duty free at the Peace Bridge on the way home.
I guess there's a law now that cigarette packages must have gross pics on them now. These were the least offensive I saw.



The customs agent we had was a complete bitch. Gave us a hassle, just because she could.
This was the first time I ever had to turn the car off and give them the keys. She opened a cooler and the back trunk.
Not sure what she was looking for - I think it was a mix-up because we were all replying to questions at the same time.
Anyway -

My loot -
Con t-shirt, harley shirt and do-rag.


Plastic Predator bank. I'm gonna keep my Canadian coin in there for next year.
I love the tiny figures. That Starscream is a duplicate, but didn't have Grim or Rod.



Getting these plush butts was my entire goal of the trip. So happy. Now I need a Sideswipe.
Love my clay Sunny & Bob, too. So cute. I need a good place to display them.
Also picked up last year's DVD with Peter Cullen's Q&A from last year. Also some other stuff. Haven't watched it yet.
Ha - notice my little garden gargoyle on the stump to the left.  The chipmunks like to sit on his head.     



Bought this from Amazon once I saw Dan was going to be signing this year.
I should have told him to sign the front instead of inside. Ah well, next year!





I'm a little worried about next year. My nephew is getting married July 22, 2017. I am going to be very annoyed if those are the dates for TFCon.
I really don't want to travel to the wedding anyway. It's in Milwaukee or Michigan or someplace up there. I'm trying to get my sister to go instead, and I'll stay home with ma.
My last plane trip to a wedding in 2011 was hellish.
In case you missed it -
http://mdnytryder.livejournal.com/2011/07/31/

And, I can't think of anything more depressing than going to a wedding by myself. Again. 

Guess I'll just have to wait and see.






[Crossposted from DW. Apparently, I like to spread my boring Spam all over the Internet. And, I paid for both sites, so I should use them like a mad monkey. Comment at either place, I'm easy.]

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cazcatharsis
Jul. 25th, 2016 11:24 pm (UTC)
Is that Welker? :D

Love that Predator bank!

mdnytryder
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)
Yes, it is Welker. He is a fine looking man.
Very nice, too.

haha, the pred already ate all my Canadian coins. He demanded them!
It was really cheap - only $10.
cazcatharsis
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC)
I need to meet him. He'd round out my set. hahahaha

Ten bucks?! fuck me sideways, I want that. Maybe they'll have one in Winnipeg...
mdnytryder
Jul. 26th, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
Set of...autographs?
What?

The vendor had just marked them down from $30. What a deal - I almost bought the alien queen, too. But, held myself back.
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