Cosplay! Panels! Fanworks! Competitions! When a group of enthusiasts get together, they can make all kinds of cool things happen. In this case, the convention is Catholicon, the enthusiasts are religious fanatics, and the game of the day is Pray Pray Revolution.
Decided to try drawing everything by hand – all the scenery, all the patterns, all the lettering. Miraculously, this lasted for the whole storyline. Enrico (narrating): This is a tale of a time not so long ago. A tale of love and loss, friendship and family, trial and triumph. A tale of… Enrico (past): ALEX!… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 1/59
Audience member: Is it true? Enrico: Of course it’s true. ALL of my stories are true. Now be quiet and let me tell it right. “What do you mean, you can’t find it?” asked Father Anderson. Alex (past): We’re on our way out the door! Enrico: Well, I don’t know where I left it… Heinkel:… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 2/59
Alex: Snacks? Yumiko: Check. Alex: Spending cash? Yumiko: Check. Alex: All costume parts? Heinkel: Check. Alex: Sounds like we’re all ready. Heinkel: Catholicon, here we come!
Enrico (narrating): Catholicon 1990: 12th annual convention of Catholic enthusiasts. It was my first. Enrico: Heinkel, help me with my hair. Heinkel: Dude, I’m not doing your hair! You should’ve cosplayed somebody who wasn’t bald. Enrico: Hey, I have a bald wig! I just need help with it. Heinkel: You could’ve just sucked it up… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 4/59
Enrico: There! How do I look? Yumiko: You’re very handsome. Heinkel: Yeah, not at all like usual. Enrico (narrating): I’m cosplaying Pope Marcellus II, 6th-shortest reigning Pope in history. He died after only 22 days in office, despite being wrapped in — get this — steaming sheepskins. It was a unique cool costume idea, so… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 5/59
My brother / My stalker er…good fan / My minion subordinate / Me Otakon Friday was a success. I have high hopes for Saturday =)
Manning the registration desk is Dumas. He’s volunteered at the registration desk at MomoCon. Narration: Heinkel just threw some sheets together and is calling it a Mother Teresa costume, which I think is slacking. Besides, she’s not even a saint. Staffer: Which badge design do you want? Heinkel: This one. Staffer: Here. And I just… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 6/59
Enrico: Not recognizing me…grr…he oughta study his popes… Heinkel: Relax, chief…whoa! They canceled the workshop on woodcuts! Enrico: WHAT?! How am I going to become the next Albrecht Dürer without a workshop? Narration: (So much for that plan to impress my parents. Back to square one.) Heinkel: Yeah, the guy who was going to do… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 7/59
Molly, who’s done guest relations at AdventureCon, is running the registration desk that Yumiko (not Yumie) shows up at. Yumiko: Design one, please. Staffer: Aren’t you sweet! Is there a nun in your family? Yumiko: Actually, I would like to be a nun myself. I haven’t taken my vows yet, but I got permission to… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 8/59
Heinkel: Well, I’m off. I want to see this panel on organ music. Yumiko: Oh, is that starting now? I’ll come with you. Enrico (thinking): Hm. The Dante reading isn’t for an hour. Narration: For a moment I was afraid I’d have nothing to do. Then… Alex: Enrico! I’m registering for the masquerade. You know… Continue reading Convention Of Fanatic Generation 9/59