This past weekend Ottawa Pop Expo 2014 took place at the Ernst Young Center. Though there were no Firefly guests or events/panels 🙁 we did get a real treat in having Firefly Cargo Bay attending as a vendor! Shiny!!!
I was lucky to be able to attend Ottawa Pop Expo on Saturday and made a beeline directly over to Firefly Cargo Bay’s booth as soon as I entered the convention. You could not miss seeing their booth at a distance … I mean how can a Browncoat not spot a “Kaylee-Esque Parasol”!?!
Karen and Mark already had a booth full of customers so I continued around to the Doctor Who Society of Canada and the Capital City Garrison areas to participate in their charity fund raisers and get some fun photos taken. I would swing by Firefly Cargo Bay a little later and see if I could catch them during a lull to have a chat and take a photo or two.
I swung by several times … no lull, which is a very good thing for a vendor don’t get me wrong 😉 Finally I just dove in along with everyone else to browse, select, and make my way up to where Karen was standing. I introduced myself to Karen … finally we meet face to face! We chatted briefly and Karen then introduced me to her husband Mark. This was Mark’s first time helping Karen at a convention. Karen’s sister and/or adult nieces usually co-pilot the booth with Karen when Firefly Cargo Bay is attending shows in the US. Recently Karen and Mark’s daughters have started helping do some co-piloting at Canadian shows with their mom, but this weekend at Ottawa Pop Expo 2014 it was Mark’s turn and he was doing a great job!
I picked up some new Firefly buttons, more for the collection 😉 , and snapped a photo of Karen and Mark. Love Mark’s Wash inspired shirt!
Until next time … stay shiny and keep flying!
[This and future “Did you know…” posts present a variety of Firefly and Serenity trivia, aka fun tidbits. The information these posts draw from will be varied and many. They will include the Firefly series and Serenity DVD commentaries and special features, various Firefly fan web sites, IMDB (Internet Movie Database), Wikipedia, YouTube videos of interviews and convention Q&A panels, etc…. and, occasionally a personal observation or comment may slip in there as well
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