1. traycon3
    April 1, 2011 @ 9:48 AM

    Why is poor Andy Darth Vader? That seems more Richard’s shtick. XD

    Though Han and Leia I suppose were well placed, lol. And poor Eric gets no lovin’s! D:

  2. Tom
    April 1, 2011 @ 9:50 AM

    @traycon3: Invader ZIM has always been interesting in the fact that the “bad guy” is the hero of the series and the “good guy” is the villain. Technically, Dib is TRYING to save the world – so we SHOULD be rooting for him. We don’t, though. We root for Zim to take it over.

    Thus, Dib is actually Darth Vader… the “bad guy”. It’s all confusing and stuff. LOL

  3. Michelle
    April 1, 2011 @ 10:31 AM

    -gigglefits at the Star Wars connection- That weekend was single-handedly the best convention I’ve ever been to! And I’ve gone to about….15? 20? Something like that. I’m holding out hope that fans will get an official revival at some point in the future, and I think we showed Nick just how much love there still is for this silly little show.

    As for the staff, everyone was great! I’ve never seen more professional, courteous, friendly staff at a convention than this one. None of them powertripped as tends to happen with volunteers, and for that alone I thank each and every one of them!

    I can’t believe it’s already been a week since I started my trip down there for this convention. I wish I’d recorded more of it, but I’m happy that I’ve already seen a few videos on YouTube.

    I cannot thank you guys enough for putting this on and doing it spectacularly! -massive hugs of doom from yours truly- ^_^

  4. Nina
    April 1, 2011 @ 10:38 AM

    This was my first convention and I have to say that I was VERY impressed with not just how much fun I had, but how well it was run.

    I was not that familiar with the show, but my daughter (11) loves it and this was a huge deal for her. Simple things made it a great experience like, Richard entering the hall, finding himself faced with a long line of fans waiting for Rikki’s autograph, and exclaiming in his Zim voice, “Who are all these people?”

    While chatting with Tom Croom, Richard walked in the room and stood next to my daughter and I swear, she glowed. I have never, ever seen her react that way to anything/anyone. Getting to shake his hand and chat with him was the highlight of her young life.

    Rikki was charming, personable, and gave the most interesting Q&A panel.

    Thank you so much for inviting us. I had no idea it would be in town last weekend. I am SO happy we attended.


  5. traycon3
    April 1, 2011 @ 11:13 AM

    @ Tom: I dunno. Personally I still root for Dib in a way. I mean, the poor guy is the only one trying to actually save the world against this alien invasion. Then again…I sometimes tend to root for the villain anyway. As long as the villain is a good one, like Darth Vader or Khan. (Yes, I’m a second-generation Star Trek nerd.) So maybe that’s why I root for Dib. And at the same time I root for Zim because he’s so awesome. And probably because “He’s so bad at it”, to quote Gaz.

  6. Jingoro
    April 1, 2011 @ 11:30 AM

    Oh yes, a link to my empty web site. Is this your way of kicking me in the keester to actually update that thing? I swear, don’t make me make it a re-direct to Facebook.

  7. mechamaniac
    April 1, 2011 @ 11:50 AM

    Hands down, one of the best cons I have been to in my 25+ years of con going.

    InvaderCon was the PERFECT atmosphere for both of my kids (ages 13 and 8). Just the right size, everyone was well behaved, no long lines, etc. etc. I felt perfectly comfortable having them there and the access they had to the guests was amazing. The guests themselves were incredibly gracious, down to earth, and have made a lifelong fan out of me.

    As Tom pointed out, the trend these days is for the MEGACON type events where you get lost in a sea of (often unwashed) humanity. I’ve worked at Otakon for 7 years and have seen and dealt with many aspects of putting on a show that size. I can tell you from experience that when the show gets too big, it’s easy to lose sight of why you’re doing it in the first place. I honestly didn’t expect InvaderCon to be anywhere near as organized as it was. I was genuinely shocked and impressed with the level of organization and professionalism put forth by the InvaderCon Staff. Kudos to all of you from someone who’s been there.

    InvaderCon took me back to my small con roots.

  8. Kimberly
    April 1, 2011 @ 8:29 PM

    My family and I drove down from Michigan. We came to the Con for my 12 year old daughter, and left as fans ourselves. Tom is right. Richard truly was the classiest celeb I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. ALL of them were gracious and kind beyond imagining, and the staff were above reproach. Even my 5 month old was enamored (even though everyone was talking about eating him. LOL). He didn’t hold that against them, though. Fantastic job by WASABI! Thanks for the fun and the amazing memories!

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  10. Elle
    April 30, 2011 @ 6:25 AM

    Hi Tom! I randomly came across your website while looking for some InvaderCon photos to use for a video I’m doing for Soapy Waffles. I won’t be anonymous as you have warned in you’re “about” section. I’m the random girl who asked you the stupid question of if you were looking for Soapy Waffles for their panel. XD I’m also one of the video editors for the SW team. Even put my YT channel, if that’s not anonymous, I don’t know what is LOL.
    Anyways I just wanted to stop by and say I really enjoyed the con and you did a great job supervising it. I hope to see an InvaderCon II sometime. I live in FL too but 6 hrs away from DisneyWorld T_T (Why does FL have to be so big!?) But whether 4 or 20 hrs away, I will still come to any con for zim ^^ Thanks for making it possible and creating great memories! I have a feeling it won’t be the last 😉

  11. Tom
    May 2, 2011 @ 9:58 AM

    @Elle: Hi! We’re still talking about InvaderCON 2. Stay tuned.

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