We had a mixed visit with Realms Con. It felt a lot smaller than Lori anticipated, it also didn't help Lori forgot her hearing aid in the rush to head down to Corpus Christi. Lori is hearing impaired in one ear so its not that conversation is impossible but difficult and can be frustrating in crowds. Lori's friend Ghazal went with us but she stayed in the hotel with me because she's studying hard on some of her Master level course work. But I love Ghazal, she played with me when she took breaks from studying while Lori was at the convention and took me too the beach too!
Unfortunately Tom Felton had to cancel due to schedule conflicts with a movie and a lot of events were around him since he was a head guest. Also a few panels Lori was looking forward to from the Asian Culture Museum were cancelled too. She did get to see Abney Park, the band that was the main reason we were going to Realms Con, so it wasn't a complete disappointment. She also got a hat from Airship Isabella! She had been wanted one by them since she saw a few at San-Japan, which I might be going to with her next year! Speaking of Airship Isabella I got a lot of attention from them and got my picture taken with Captain Whittaker!!
I was a little star at the hotel, people loved my outfit. Everyone was surprised I was so well behaved too! When we were checking into the hotel a huge blond lab got away from his owner and came running into the lobby. I was perfectly calm and ignored him as he ran around. He wasn't bad, just excited and wanted attention, but all the old ladies in the lobby heaped praises every time they saw me.
The Humane Society is having a Halloween fundraiser with costume contests every hour during the event in two weeks. We'll be going as soon as Lori gets off work. The following weekend is the Camp Bow Wow annual Halloween Party. I'll be going to that one too! So lots of stuff is happening this month! :)