Last weekend I attended Minnesota Fan Fest for free because I was technically press. I write for Twin Cities Geek on the side and I was writing various articles about the convention. My first article was about Minnesota Fan Fest’s controversial cosplay policy while also covering local creators thoughts about Fan Fest. Minnesota Fan Fest overall was a fun convention, the only down side being the attendance was low. This puts stress on the creators because they want to make money at this convention. Knowing this information, I wish I would have budgeted more money to spend, but I still left with some fun accessories, so check out below what I bought at Fan Fest.
Tee Turtle Octopus T-Shirt
I would have posted an actual picture of my shirt, but it’s in the laundry and has coffee stains on it. When I walked the convention floor, Tee Turtle was the first booth I noticed because I didn’t realize Tee Turtle would be tabling at MN Fan Fest. I probably would have bought more than just the shirt, but I know that I already own too many geeky t-shirts, so I only bought one.
DC Comics Bombshell Figure
I don’t actually need to buy anymore toys or trinkets, but I still do. I was hoping for Black Canary or Killer Frost, however I pulled Lois Lane. She isn’t my favorite character, but I’ll still keep her next to my Leonard Hofstadter bobble head toy on my book shelf.
Through the Darque Gates book
I volunteered to be a beta reader for Christopher D Schmitz’s sequel to Wolf of the Tesseract. I was able to score this book for free and I encourage anyone who hasn’t read Wolf of the Tesseract to buy it.
Severance Lost by J LLoren Quill
This book combines elements of Game of Thrones with Lord of the Rings. The kingdom Malethya needs a hero to stop the blood mage from wiping out villages. Slate Severance is the protagonist of the story, devoting his life to protecting Malethya. I was entranced as I listened to J. Lloren Quill describe to me his story. I haven’t read it yet, as it has been added to my book stack.
Madame Xanadu is a beautiful psychic private detective living in New York with her black cat investigating a murder scene with supernatural elements. It’s a graphic novel that’s great for mature readers as apparently there may be graphic violence in some of the issues. I love independent comics and this one sounded decent.
Whenever I attend a convention, I always have to budget money for spending. I tell myself not to spend money, but then I walk the floor suddenly I’m handing someone my credit card. Minnesota Fan Fest will be a convention I attend next year and I’m hoping it will grow into something as big as C2E2.
11 thoughts on “Minnesota Fan Fest *haul*”
That octopus shirt is adorable! You bought a lot of awesome stuff! ❤
It’s so cute!! I think I like Octopus’s so much because of Cthulhu.
Thanks for sharing your haul. I love meeting authors at cins, they are some of my best interactions with vendors. That graphic novel looks awesome, it reminds me of a book I read awhile back, about a PI who can communicate with other realms. I tried to read the links to your article, but they weren’t loading so I will try later.
Oh interesting, I will look into why the links aren’t working.
Great haul. I especially like the DC bombshell figure. Awesome stuff 😀
DC Bombshell figures are awesome!
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That octopus is adorable! I would love to be able to do so many crafty things at a time, haha. I pick up way more hobbies than I can maintain (but still love them all!)
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I live up in Duluth and didn’t even hear about this con. Love the Tee Turtle shirt; super cute!
Honestly, the advertising for this convention could have been a lot better. Clearly since you didn’t hear about it. It was a smaller attendance this year, but I’m hoping it will grow in the years to come.
The shirt design is super cute!
I think it’s adorable! Who doesn’t love a kawaii Octopus?