Jeff Smith noon, March 8
Con-Dor science fiction/fantasy convention photo report
San Diego's OTHER comical con happening on Hotel Circle North
The annual ConDor science fiction/fantasy convention is happening this weekend at the Town and Country Resort on Hotel Circle North, which last October also hosted the inaugural edition of San Diego Comic Fest. This year's ConDor features authors, agents, TV shows, costumes, dealers, artists, actors, games, RPGA, dances, concerts, and Harry Potter programming.
Music programming includes performances by Lynn Maudlin, the Greg Gross, Karen and Patty, one person band Hello, The Future, Eben Brooks, and Allison Lonsdale.
Here's a photo report from Saturday.
That Doctor Who budget shrinks more every year.
"Wow, those European bidet toilets sure are fancy!"
"Bahh, the snackbar doesn't serve gaak!"
Some furry on furry action.
Fuzzies meet furries.
Nothing like wearing a pair of chaps to show off your stuffed pickle...
Wish I coulda seen the TSA's reaction when they scanned these guys' luggage.
From the little known X-Men spinoff "Storm: The San Francisco Years."
She was heading for a Renaissance Fair but took a wrong turn at Pismo Beach...
Collecting Beanie Babies in hopes of striking it rich...well, it IS a "fantasy" convention!
Like, Lidsville, man.
She's smiling like that because someone just told her THAT'S a bidet, behind her...
Photos courtesy of Jamie Ralph Gardner (http://www.facebook.com/jamie.gardner.3348?fref=ts)
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