Never fails to get you in the mood.
We were actually swarmed with kids today! That hasn’t happened in forever.
This is all that’s left after ten bags of candy and a bag of pretzels. And it’s all mine!
So of course I ate it all by now. Worth it.
But onto the main event. It’s October, so you know what that means:
The McRib came back!!
With all the talk about adult happy meals and the return of the McBoo Halloween pails, the return of the McRib flew under everyone’s radar!
And if the marketing is correct, apparently it’s on a farewell tour?! Or at least until pork prices stabilize again. We’ve gone years between appearances, I know we’ll be seeing each other again someday.
In any case, it’s still as nommy and gooey as it’s always been. But hurry, each McRib could be our last! But that was always the case before, too.
But I digress. For the first time since 2019, I went back to NY Comic Con!
All in all, I had a really good time! It’s the most chaotic four days of the year, and I’m glad it’s pretty much back to normal now.
I gotta show you some of the people I met!
First and foremost, horror host Svengoolie, who just recently celebrated 40 years on the job! He’s rarely out of Chicago and I jumped at the chance to finally meet him. He was great.
And later I met Sventoonie, the other horror host of MeTV. He’s a persona of Toony The Tuna from Toon in With Me, the channel’s great weekday morning cartoon block.
I ended up meeting him and host Bill Leff on Sunday. They loved the Ecto Cooler pin on my lanyard out of everything I got to chat with them about.
And here’s Bryan O’Halleran, Dante from the Clerks movies! He was just chilling at a booth in a far corner of the show floor. How it was meant to be, really. I told him that Clerks III made me cry: (Not gonna spoil it, but Kevin Smith knows how to tug on the heartstrings when he wants to).
And here’s someone I was dying to see, Harvey Guillén aka Guillermo from What We Do in The Shadows. It’s a great show and he was a wonderfully nice guy.
Here’s some artwork people ahead of me in line gave to him. That sketch was drawn while we were all waiting for him. You know, the schedule said that he would start signing at 11am, but it turns out that he was in a panel until 11:30 and didn’t show up until noon. No one was told about this.
And here’s me with Rodger Bumpass, the guy who voiced Squidward. His line was way, way shorter than Tom Kenny’s.
I was gonna get an Invader Zim picture to sign, but I couldn’t pass up this one the moment I saw it.
And here’s Tyler Hoechlin, Superman from Superman & Lois. He’s the second oSuperman I’ve met (the other being Brandon Routh), and he’s definitely someone worthy of playing the part.
And people I got photo ops with:
And Steve from Blue’s Clues! They all loved my shirt.
And that’s not even everyone! Those are just the ones I got pictures with. I also managed to meet Sonny Strait, Ian Sinclair, Josh Keaton, Tara Sands, Christina Vee, and Trina Nishimura.
This is also the part where I’d show off all the cool cosplay that I saw, but since there were a ton of good ones this year and it’s getting late, I’m just gonna link to a photo album with all of them in it.