New York Comic Con 2015 – Friday, October 9

My sister and I didn’t have a panel to see till Elementary in the afternoon. We wandered the Exhibit Hall and checked out Artist’s Alley.

I also did this at Star Wars Celebration back in April. This time I recored the scene when Tarkin gives the order to destroy Alderaan. The scenes was much shorter than ones given at Celebration. Made it easier, but it was still difficult. I did have to pause and start again a few times. Need to figure out a way to upload my Celebration recording.

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Bought these necklaces from The Colorful Geek. The Weeping Angel is double sided.

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I also bought this from Superhero Stuff for when I go see TFA.

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The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #1) by Kim Harrison

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Detroit 2030. Double-crossed by the person she loved and betrayed by the covert government organization that trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a renegade on the run.

Don’t forgive and never forget has always been Peri’s creed. But her day job makes it difficult: she is a drafter, possessed of a rare, invaluable skill for altering time, yet destined to forget both the history she changed and the history she rewrote.

When Peri discovers her name on a list of corrupt operatives, she realizes that her own life has been manipulated by the agency. She joins forces with a mysterious rogue soldier in a deadly race to piece together the truth about her final task, unable to trust even herself.

This is one of the ARC’s I picked up at Book Con.

I started this book on August 27th. As of today, October 18, I give up. I only got halfway through and am so unmotivated to finish.

I feel bad saying this because the story sounds like it should be awesome. I was thinking it would be like a female protaganist Jason Bourne thriller.

Unfortunately I was bored. Everything moves so slow and not much of the plot develops. It is very repetitive and the action is not very enticing.

Even though I have been very busy lately (a vacation, work, NYCC, getting over a cold) a thriller like this should have me stay up at night turning the page and saying, “just one more chapter.” Instead whenever I had some downtime to read I would grunt in agony that I was still not finished.

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New York Comic Con 2015 – Thursday, October 8

Just like last year, purchasing tickets was a nightmare. I was too busy at work to spend all afternoon on the virtual queue to get tickets so I asked a friend to get them for my sister and I. She was already going to be getting them for herself and another friend. She succeeded, but the queue was so messed up that by the time she got through 4 day and 3 day were sold out. So we all got 4 single days passes. So expensive.

My sister and I also stayed in a hotel near the Javits Center again this year. Expensive, given the location, but so convenient.

Thursday, October 8, 2015The first order of business when my sister and I got to the Javits Center was to buy our photo op tickets for Natalie Dormer. Natalie was only going to be there Thursday. Her 2:45 session was sold out, but we were able to get the 3PM session. We also only saved $4 by buying on site instead of online.

Then it was up to the Exhibit Hall. I saw on Pierce Brown’s Facebook page “Visit @DelReySpectra booth #2205 at New York Comic Con and use the password “Break the Chains” for an exclusive sneak peek at MORNING STAR!”
So that was our first stop. The first three chapters are so good and I cannot wait for February.

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We picked up a few free books, chapter samplers and made some t-shirt purchases from The Colorful Geek.

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