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So it's been a week since the Houston Area Ghostbusters went to San Antonio for Texas Comic Con 2010. Now that we're recovered from "con plague" (all those people, all those germs ... someone's bound to get sick. This time, it was me.) and have slowly readjusted to "civilian life" it's time for an event report.

Everett, Jacob, Sarah and I left Houston on Thursday morning, excited about the con and a road trip to San Antonio. Fortunately we are pretty good at keeping each other entertained so the trip didn't seem to last as long as it did. Once checked into the hotel, we invaded the Riverwalk and stuffed our faces with delicious authentic Mexican food at Casa Rio. Afterwards we went back to the hotel to prep for the con on Friday morning.



Friday morning we rolled into the San Antonio Event Center to set up our table. Set up took a little longer than expected especially due to limited places to hide the ghosts for the Ghost Hunt. But we got it all set up in time and only left out a minimum number of ghosts by mistake (whoops!)



In the midst of preparations, I ran into our friends from Mech Corps. One of their mobile pods decided to have a break down in transit. Literally. The pod they named "Dana" lost her forward tower which houses all the electronics to run the thing. I was recruited to help unload the rest of the pods from their Dropship while a few MechWarriors tried to salvage Dana. They should have known all along ... "There is no Dana, only Zuul."



As typical Con Fridays go, it was pretty slow customer wise. It was basically a lot of vendors wandering around and looking at each others' wares. But we were able to entertain ourselves and keep busy especially with our friends from up North, The Dallas/Ft. Worth Ghostbusters.



After con on Friday, we had dinner with the DFW group at the delicious Sushi Zushi. Much fun and noms was had by all.



Saturday proved to be more eventful with more con attendees and more events and panels to occupy folks' attention. Our new friends from The Darkness brought in one of their creations that just floored us. They sculpted up the demon form of everyone's favorite ghost librarion: Eleanor Twitty:



Another new friend we made over the weekend was Alexander "Super" Rae who posed with the DFW's Ecto HHR while dressed as a dead ringer for Clark Kent:



And of course, all the Ghostbusters in adtendance posed for several group shots to commemorate this Texas-sized PKE Surge:



Also on Saturday there was an Exhibition Match over at the Mech Warrior pods between the Dallas and Houston Ghostbusters teams (we won, by the way.)



Sunday was again, a fairly slow day, but we still had a lot of fun. We moved our tables up to the DFW area to share our last day that weekend, and to prove to everyone else at the con that we were not, in fact, rival groups. We also recruited Chewbacca:



Sunday also saw the announcement of the winners for our Ghost Hunt: In third place was "Spike," winner of the T-Shirt prize package, with 32 ghosts captured:



In second place was "Team Beautiful," winners of the DVD prize package, with 36 ghosts captured:



And first place, our smallest contestant, was Azriel, winner of the original RGB animation cell prize package, who also capture 36 ghosts, but was able to do so before "Team Beautiful" could.



And thus concludes this Pictorial Review of the Houston Area Ghostbusters' trip to San Antonio for the first ever Texas Comic Con. We had a great time, and we're (mostly) recovered from the trip! We'll see you again next year!

-Patrick

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