Join me for an A to Z Road Trip!
I’m taking you on a road trip with me by sharing travel photos for this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge. So come along as we explore some of my favorite offbeat, overlooked and just plain interesting places in Texas… and beyond!
Today is letter C:
Comic Con at Texas Pythian Home
First Annual Weatherford Comic Con
I had so much fun this past weekend at the first annual Weatherford Comic Con! The event took place at the Texas Pythian Home (1825 E Bankhead Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086), which is a non-profit home for children 3 to 14-years-old. The home provides a stable and healthy environment for children whose families are going through hardships, and the ultimate goal is to return the children to their families at the appropriate time.
Texas Pythian Home
The Texas Pythian Home was built in 1911 by a fraternal organization called the Knights of Pythias. As you can see from the photos, it looks like a castle. In fact, one of its nicknames is “the castle that love built.” With so much cosplay going on during the Comic Con, I must say that it reminded me of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
Womack Operations & Azle Drama Club
Weatherford Comic Con is the brainchild of Tony Myers. To bring Myers’ vision to life, Myers enlisted Womack Operations, a full service event planning company along with a slew of volunteers from the Azle High School Drama Club. Everyone did a great job!
People watching while selling books
I was there selling books, of course, with my hubby, Larry, in tow. He loves superheroes and used to run a comic book store, so he had a great time. The people-watching was phenomenal as you can see. Cosplay galore!
Hanging out at my book table was like having a seat at a cosplay parade. You just never knew who or what you were going to see next. At one point, a Deadpool Elvis grabbed one of my PARANORMAL TEXAS. books. All I could say was, “Thank you very much!”
Cosplay Family Fun!
Fun for all ages
I met lots of interesting folks at the Weatherford Comic Con although it wasn’t always easy to mix and mingle with them when they were in full costume. And as much as I loved seeing all the children having fun, it did my heart good to see grown adults toss aside their worries for a day to be just as playful as the kids.
This couple said they got matching Wookie outfits for Christmas one year, and that they were quite cozy to wear around the house during the winter months. According to the woman, “Our friends and family have been daring us to wear our Wookie outfits in public. Now we can say we have!”
See more photos:
These are only a few of the photos I took at the Weatherford Comic Con. To see more, including a 15 second video of a Dalek speaking, Toothless the Dragon, the Ghostbusters Team (with their car, Ecto 1) and more, visit my Facebook author page (and please, give the page a “like” while you are there, too!) Here’s the link: Author Tui Snider on Facebook.
*****I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Come back tomorrow for the next letter in the alphabet!*****
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What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?
Each April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers.
To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can. In addition to my personal blog here, I’m also writing A to Z posts for the the Story Dam writing community. You can check those out by clicking here: Story Dam’s Writing Quotes & Encouragement
Check out more April A to Z Blog Challenge Participants by clicking the link below:
Curious about my books? I’ve got 3, so far…
To read about more weird, offbeat, and overlooked places, check out my best-selling travel guide:
UNEXPECTED TEXAS: Your Guide to Offbeat & Overlooked History, Day Trips & Fun Things to do near Dallas & Fort Worth.
For ghost hunting hot spots, check out my best-selling travel guide to haunted places:
PARANORMAL TEXAS: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth.
For a strange-but-true tale of Texas history, check out this bizarre piece of West Texas history:
The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber
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