Sunday 24th September – Oz Comic-Con 2017
Lennon Brothers Circus Protest
Bronwen and I drove down to the Mount Gravatt Showgrounds to have a look at the Lennon Brothers Circus Protest—a small group of animal rights supporters were protesting the use of animals in the circus. The police showed up and told them not to stand in the middle of the road, but otherwise it seemed uneventful.
Paint Rainbows on the Footpath
After the circus we drove to West End, where Jo was having a “Paint Rainbows on the Footpath” day—where several people were, rather self-explanatorily—painting rainbows on the footpath.
Scream like Goku at South Bank
We didn’t have much time, so we rushed to Southbank, where—according to Facebook—1,600 people were interested in screaming like Goku on the dot of midday. Despite Facebook saying 395 people went, almost no one turned up. A few people hung around waiting to see if anyone else would come, then when it became clear no one was going to, two people climbed the Brisbane sign and screamed.
Oz Comic-Con 2017
Now dripping with sweat because apparently it’s no longer winter, Bronwen and I walked to the Exhibition Centre, which had ACN Network Marketing at one end, and Oz Comic-Con at the other—and was deliciously air-conditioned. We spent the afternoon hanging out there taking photos of the cosplayers—without actually buying tickets and actually entering the convention.
We walked to Coles and the West End Kebab Shop for lunch.
West End Vegan Markets
After Comic-Con finished we drove to West End and went to the Vegan Markets, where we bought a vegan curry pie and a vegan sausage roll for dinner.
I stayed up late preparing some quotes for tomorrow.