There was one very curious thing that I found rather odd at this event. It wasn't so much what happened but rather what DIDN'T happen. When last I blogged about the Fax Expo here in Regina, I talked about how I was almost kicked out of the venue for material I was distributing. However, at this current venue, I distributed that same material but received no complaints whatsoever. Some individual ladies even commented at it was "cute". To refresh everyone's memory, here's what I was giving away at my table:
Although I did change the graphic on the other side. Last time it contained an image of Jordan Peterson. This time it had this:
I'm not sure what to make of this development. Could it be that Saskatoon is more chill than Regina? Or perhaps censor monkey/cancel culture is starting to die and we will be seeing less of these outrage monkey mobs from now on. I sure hope so.
Oh yes. I'll never forget one young girl's reaction to seeing the Censor Monkeys. She first exclaimed "I don't get it." So I asked her if she knew what censorship is. Her answer was "No" followed by an "I'm scared". Yes, censorship can be a very scary thing. Although, instead of running away from it like this girl did, it's better to confront it and defeat it once and for all. But on to more pleasant matters.
One big and pleasant change of pace for me selling my books at this expo is that for the first time, my wife and child were with me.
From the looks on their faces, I think they had lots of fun. I know my daughter Raianne loved playing at the Lego display they had set up.
She even made a friend which is always a good thing to do.
Besides the Lego, Raianne really enjoyed seeing so many people in great and elaborate costumes. She and my wife took pictures of as many costumes as they could. I'll post some of them below in no particular order.
So that was our first comic con type experience together. Hopefully we can experience many many more of these events, especially when my next Censor Monkey book is finally done. Until then, we'll enjoy the memories we had of this one. It's late and I'm going to bed. Good night everybody.