Diary of a Comic Book Goddess :: Day One of the Toronto Comicon in 140 Words or Less….

Since Hobby Star’s Fan Appreciation Toronto Comicon (in the very nice south building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre) is a fairly small event, we tried an experiment. Instead of having me go to the con, come home, write and then post my con report for the day whereby I reflect upon the events of the day, I’d simply text updates – or microblog – throughout the day to our Twitter account (@comicbookdaily).

I kind of like it for something small – like the event was today. I don’t think it’ll work for this August’s Fan Expo. Plus, there were a couple of snafus – I buggered up the hash-tag (the little tag set off by the #) in a couple of them. In others, I can identify spelling and grammatical mistakes (which really bothers me) that were the result of me rushing to update and the tiny QWERTY keyboard on my phone. Also, since my phone exists in some parallel universe where texts don’t always go through when I send them (but collect and then get sent out in one big batch), some of the time stuff is a little wonky.

That being said, I really liked doing it (even if there are still bugs to be worked out). All in all, it was an awesome day and I can’t wait to head back tomorrow! Stay tuned to our Twitter feed for some more up-to-the-minute coverage of day two of Hobby Star’s Comicon!

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Home and heading to bed. Look for more updates tomorrow. Same bat-time, same bat-channel.
Sunday, June 06, 2010 12:19AM  via text

#comicbookdaily, and #torontocomicon: Heading home.
Sunday, June 06, 2010 12:18AM via text

#comicbookdaily, #torontocomicon: Eatin’ Ramen (at Ajisen Ramen on Yonge)!
Sunday, June 06, 2010 12:18AM via txt

#comicbookdaily, #torontocomicon, and #shusterawards: Shusters are finished! Now off to Ramen!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 10:18PM via txt

Oh! And for the Tweets related to the announcement of the 6th annual Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Award winners, please check out this post.

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: At the Shuster Awards show! Awards have started!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 8:13PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Talking about @comicbookdaily and the podcast while drinking cider on a patio with Walt and Anthony!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 8:13PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Packing up the booth for the day!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:57PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Haul for the day – freaky, fetish-inspired Luchador mask, 3 art books, some floppies, and a trade! Score!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:56PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Earlier in the day, Walt sat on the floor and took off his left shoe and sock. It’s been a rough day!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:54PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Feet are killing me from standing and going through long boxes of stuff all day.
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:49PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: That just means that it’ll be an insane Sunday!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:47PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Heard a convention organizer complain about lack of attendance. So, it’s a slow Saturday.
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:46PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: While the longish lines in artists’ alley were long today, business was slow.
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:45PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Just broke out her bottle of amazing technocolour pills!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:44PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Got funny looks and an allergic reaction to charging her battery in the foyer of the convention centre.
Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:44PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Hates her new cell phone battery charger. From full to empty with no warning. Phone update FAIL!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 4:36PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Thrilled to see all the ladies out buyin’ comics!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 4:37PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Going through long boxes of trades now.
Saturday, June 05, 2010 3:17PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Flippin’ through long boxes of back issues. I love it when they’re organized!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 2:09PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Meeting with Greg Rucka tomorrow! Whoo hoo.
Saturday, June 05, 2010  1:48PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Oh, my God. Standing in line for Greg Rucka!!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 1:24PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: Arrived at Union. Got a Jugo Juice and am on my way to the convention centre.
Saturday, June 05, 2010 12:41PM via txt

#comicbookdaily @ #torontocomicon: On the bus and on my way!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 12:03PM via txt

#torontocomicon: Score! Only a half hour wait and not an hour until the next bus! Whoo hoo!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 11:11AM via txt

#torontocomicon: Shoot! Missed my bus! Gonna be there for noon. 🙂
Saturday, June 05, 2010 10:23AM via txt

didn’t want to bore you with the mundane aspects of my day but I’m on my way to @fanexpocanada‘s #fanappreciation, #torontocomicon.
Saturday, June 05, 2010 9:11AM via txt

…stay tuned for Shelley’s up-to-the moment Tweets reporting on her weekend adventures @fanexpocanada‘s #torontocomicon!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 9:11AM via 9:11 AM Jun 5th via web

Shelley Smarz is a business woman who does comic book scholarship and commentary in her spare time. She’d write something a little more witty but, well, she’s tired and her ear hurts so she’s just going to bed.

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