By Darcy Quinn
A couple of years ago, I went to one of my first conventions: the November 2008 Armageddon Expo in Melbourne. I live in Australia, and the conventions normally are not that big (around 10,000 people) but this particular year Jim Lee was coming. I was really excited and I was even more excited when I heard he did free sketches! I brought my iPod to the convention, having the idea of getting it signed.
I got in line pretty early, but I still had to wait three hours in line. Finally it was my turn to get a sketch! I asked him to sign my iPod, but he asked me what character I wanted. I was a little confused and surprised. I didn’t think there was enough room for a sketch on the back on my Nano. I replied saying “Really? You don’t have to do that” or something along those lines. He did me a Wolverine, and it rocked! I was so excited! Then, on top of all that, he asked me if I wanted another sketch. I got a Gwen Stacy sketch too. I now have both sketches framed on my wall. Some of my prized possessions! Enjoy!
You can find out more about the Armageddon Expos at http://armageddonexpo.com/.