FRIENDS Austin English will be there at his own table selling Gulag Casual. Juliacks (Architecture of an Atom will be out in 2017) will also be there selling her own books. Tommi Parrish will be there too when not signing at the 2dcloud table selling their own books including Perfect Hair.
ALTCOMICS 8 (Friday Nov 4) Blaise Larmee / Brad Rohloff / Chloë Perkis / Jake Terrell / Kayla Guthrie / Kyung Me / Robert Beatty / Tommi Parrish / Twigs of Sister Tomorrow (Gary Panter)
Short Run Table G41
4 DEBUTS Perfect Hair by Tommi Parrish Secure Connect by Carta Monir Sprawling Heart by Sab Meynert Trying Not to Notice by Will Dinski
SIGNING 11am-6pm Gina Wynbrandt (Someone Please Have Sex with Me / Big Pussy) 2pm-4pm Nou (Mirror Mirror 1 / Altcomics Magazine 1)
Sebastian Stan. I don’t know what else to say other than thank you for being a big part of my life, and my journey from having come out. Here’s the story…
Picture it. Austin Comic Con, a few hours ago.
I’m standing in line to get his autograph and he could tell that I was nervous. He said, “Hi, what’s your name?” “I’m Albert,” I replied. “Albert, it’s a pleasure to meet you,” he responded. “The pleasure is all mine, Sebastian,” I stated. I then went on to tell him how he affected my life. I said, “Sebastian, I wanted to tell you that I came out three years ago, and it was your performance as TJ in “Political Animals” that encouraged me to come out. I figured, if you can be comfortable playing a gay man, I can be comfortable in my own skin. Thank you for helping me accept who I am.” He grabbed my hand and rubbed it with his thumb as he said, “I appreciate your honesty. I am really touched to hear that and I am glad that I could help you be who you are.” I shed a couple of tears after I walked away from the table. He was just so sweet.
Fast forward an hour and a half later… I am now in line with three girls that were also fangirling over Sebastian and we were trying to decide our poses. They told me, “Cut the line. WE NEED TO SEE THIS HAPPEN!” I cut the line so I could be cheered on. When I got to him he asked, “Hey there, what are we doing?” I said, “I want to do the “Gone with the Wind” pose.” “How does that one go again?” he asked. “Dip me and look into my eyes,” I replied. I was suddenly entranced into his beautiful, blue eyes. He had me in a spell that no one could release me from. Sebastian is such a beautiful man. I love you, Sebastian.
-he saw my knee brace and said “that looks worse than my metal arm”
-at the autograph booth he said “it’s the girl with the bionic leg!”
-right before this he said “bionic leg, you’re back!”
-after this, he gave me a huge hug and wished me luck on my surgery.