|Above, how would you like to have this on your desk? Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Today, I made it to the last day of this year's Monsterpalooza. As I was driving The Beast, the closest parking I could find was about 4 blocks away.
After standing in the ticket line for about 50 minutes, I finally got into this year's Monsterpalooza at the Pasadena Convention Center. All things considered, it would have been a much worse wait had the show not moved out of the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank.
|Above, the ticket line. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
As usual, Monsterpalooza had a lot of monster, horror and science-fiction things to look at and, in some cases, to buy. There was even a little lady (sans top) getting an "Earl Scheib" paint job.
I met up with Brant Elliott while in line and we had a good time wandering around many rows of booths of just about everything imaginable.
I didn't see anyone that I knew except my daughter Amber and her boyfriend Neil and master monster suit-maker Shinichi Wakasa at the show. I guess a lot of them (at least the ones from out-of-state or from Northern California) were already on the road heading home.
Although the Pasadena Convention Center is a huge facility, Monsterpalooza filled up all the exhibit halls.
There was one "fly in the ointment" though. I should have charged up the battery to my Canon camera. It only had enough juice for two photographs and it went dead. Luckily, my cell phone was fully charged and I was able to take pictures with its camera.
Brant and I finished off the day with dinner at P. F. Chang's China Bistro that was located across the street.
All in all, Monsterpalooza didn't disappoint and it was very well attended.
|Above, the bride and her court. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, yours truly with a strange critter. Photo by Brant Elliott.|
|Above, Brant Elliott with the same critter. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, a nice Alien. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, a refreshment break.|
|Above, a view of the main hall. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, a little lady getting the "Earl Scheib treatment". Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, artist Frank Dietz autographing a book for Brant Elliott. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, how would like to meet this in a dark alley? Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, since there's a full moon tonight... Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, my turn with the lycanthrope. Photo by Brant Elliott.|
|Above, a Godzilla sculpture in progress by Simon Lee. Photo by Ar,mand Vaquer.|
|Above, I met a new friend at Monsterpalooza. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|