Hello everyone, it’s Tara!
As many of you know, Nic and I are at the Indiana Comic Con this weekend in Indianapolis. Nic will be hosting a panel on Friday at 5:00pm in room 136, and selling merchandise throughout the entire weekend at B22 in Artist Alley.
As we know some of you are unable to attend, we are blogging our entire experience so you can stay updated with all of the excitement!
Day Zero – Thursday April 28th, 2016
We arrived early afternoon today in Indianapolis and were greeted by the wonderful Imaginarium staff -the company that organizes this big event. One of our first thoughts stepping outside of the airport was “yay! it’s so warm!” (Canadian problems). We arrived safely to our hotel, the Marriott Indianapolis, which was all decked out in Comic Con swag (you can see one banner bottom right).
We pretty quickly realized that Indianapolis takes their racing very seriously. Proof: there was a race car in our hotel lobby. ‘Nuff said.
We settled in with all of our bags, practiced some post-airport hygiene necessities, and decided to walk around to find somewhere to eat. We noticed that there was a mall-Centre Mall, nearby and thought that we would check it out. We stumbled upon a few promising-looking options connected to the mall. Getting hangrrry at this point, we made a quick decision to stop into Granite City. We are so glad we did!
It was a great restaurant and had an in-house micro brewery.
We shared a selection of beer flights (original and light), boar sliders, pulled-pork, and pasta. Warning: the pictures below will make you hungry.
After dinner we went back to the hotel to have a nap (7:00pm). When we woke up we realized that we had forgotten to buy water. So then mission find a place to buy water commenced. Now I call this a mission for a reason. It may sound like an easy task, but let me tell you otherwise- everything was closed. Luckily for us though, our endless search for water turned in to an opportunity to see several beautiful monuments lit up at night, and a live filming of American Ninja Warrior. If we hadn’t been walking all over town, we never would have stumbled upon these sites.
After finally finding bottled water we found ourselves faced with a 30 minute walk home with gallons of water. Praise The Uber! It saved us.
Now we are preparing for Nic’s panel presentation tomorrow and packing up all of the items we need for our Artist Alley merch table. Tune in again tomorrow for the first day of the Indiana Comic Con event! It is going to be a busy day!