So, here is my report about my day on the Frankfurt Comic Con. I always wanted to go to a convention, and I actually was once: a one woman convention near Frankfurt many years ago with Amber Benson. But since then it was always like "too far, no money, no time..." But when I found out that TJ will come to Frankfurt I had to go. I bought the entrance tickets in advance about two weeks before the con took place.
Unfortunately I can't present you a photo with TJ and me, because I didn't took one
which I surely will regret one day, but for now I am still super happy to even have met and talked to him at the autograph table. Like Daniela I recognized that he was the only one who stood in front of the table instead of sitting behind it and meet you really face to face, eye to eye (depending on your height of course
) without this table in between.
Before I went to the con I had to decice if I want one of the photos signed that they provide or if I take something with me. A few years ago I asked for an autograph and I got such a nice one in a beautifully written envelope. After a bit of a thought I finally took this envelope with me. I think the man at the table who took the cash and wrote our names for TJ down might have found it a bit strange. TJ in contrast recognized it the moment he saw it. He sounded really pleased that I still have it and told me about his friend who wrote the adress on the envelope.
TJ is such a nice and warmhearted person, He really made you feel welcomed. He took his time with every fan,talked, hugged, gave presents (who else does this?) But I am sorry, because I think I totally „forgot“ to tell him anything nice. Of course I said „thank you“ probably more than once or twice and was busy answering his questions. But I think, I should have said something else too. But then, I also can't really remember everything I said....
I really love that he doesn't always write the same things on his autographs like many others (to... best wishes...) My autographs from him are really special to me, not only becaue of my name on it, but in both cases he refers to something I did or said – in one he refers to my note and in this one to the envelope.
Of course I've been to the Q&A Panel too. I sometimes had a hard time understanding the questions, so I had to try to figure it out by TJ's answers. One of the action areas got quite the attention on the panels. At least in the two I've been. I don't even know how I can call it in German. I think it's like a huge trampoline where the kids are secured, so that they can jump really high. Andrew Lee Potts said in the middle of the interview something like „Wow, that kid is jumping really high“ and TJ asked why they couldn't have done the interview over there „this would have been fun“.
Oh boy, I understand a lot of english, but writing and talking seems to get really hard for me. I think I should practice more often.
I knew that TJ would be a nice man, but he is so amazing and lovely. I didn't expect that and I am so glad that we went to the con. I won't forget that day!