Day 0 for me is the Wednesday before the convention officially starts when the vendors can start rolling in to set up. Since we opted to drive we left Denver on Tuesday after work and stayed the night in Amarillo TX. We left a little later than planned in the morning and arrived about an hour late at the hotel so a number of the vendors were already setting up. This was a tough show to get the vendors into. It was Reaper Cons first time on Labor Day weekend and while I think it was a good choice some vendors had to make decisions on which conventions to attend. We still managed to fill the room with a great selection of vendors.
Wednesday night was the Pizza Dungeon, also known as the meet and greet. There was plenty of pizza and drinks for all. We ate our fill and locked down the vendor hall for the night.
|The entry into the vendors' hall. The airwall on the right was open to the main hall when the vendor's hall was open.|
|Taking a left turn|
|And then a right|
|Moving towards the back and the Reaper booth along the back wall|
|A quick look into the center aisle|
|And another right turn, looking back toward the entrance|
|The Reaper Booth, run by Cheryl Storm and crew, all set and ready to go|
|A look into the main hall and the infamous metal trade table|
|A look at the stage. The four TVs would feature a rotating display of the pictures used for the painting competition for the entire weekend.|
|A look towards Artist Alley and the game machines|
|First look at the painting competition area|
|Looks spacious now, it would get a bit crowded later|
|Getting ready to accept entries.|