I admit it, I'm jaded. Jaded by goofballs dressed as movie guys, jaded by zombie walks. Eye on Sci used to come down for it, and we'd spend the whole damned day at the foot of 5th Avenue. I've been doing flier dumps at CC for years. We used to go in on passes when it wasn't so huge, and have been followed by Edwin Richardson and this OSA guy. I think the first year, instead of Galaxy Press, it was Bridge Pubs in a triplewide booth along the wall, flogging Battlefield Earth. Churchlady said she could dedicate a couple of hours on Saturday, so I came down with signs and stuff. She brought some lovely cookies with fat chocolate chips on them. They were quickly consumed by zombies, and Finn the human. Jake the dog didn't get any because he wasn't there. I find it strange that people would take cookies from someone who looks like one of those people who come in after an Ebola outbreak to clean up, but there you are. As a nod to GalUxy Press and Hubbard, CL brought an award, the coveted Pomme de Terre, to make up for his lack of Nebulae and Hugo Awards in his life as a writer. This thing is coveted. COVETED, I TELL YOU! However, Hubbard didn't show so we gave it to some guys bumming beer money from the crowd. CL had some bookmarks to hand out, and I had some old cards from last year. We quickly disposed of those. Suddenly, a wild anon appears out of nowhere, swooping in to drop some lovely cards advertising Janet Reitman's book! So we were set for the rest of the afternoon! Thanks, anon! We were somewhat plagued by a guy who was kind of using the sidewalk as a party. He had apparently lost $500, his passport and other docs when somebody lifted his bag at the ball park. Cops wouldn't take a report, but he seemed a cheery fellow despite that, glomming on to people and talking to them. He had bought a number of Padres shirts, and people kept thinking they were freebies. We gave him the bag the cards came in to stuff all his belongings in, and then he put it into our care! Church Lady got into a dialogue with a girl who had an exceedingly sophomoric view of religion, but then she wasn't very sophisticated. Church Lady, well...they don't call her Church Lady for nothing. This stupid girl threw out every stupid argument we've ever heard about religion. It was going nowhere, so I leaned over and said to CL, "You're being Dev-T'd." Wide-eyed girlie was wide eyed, but left soon after. If you're wasting time talking to an idiot, you're not handing out cards or talking to people who, yanno, might actually be interested. Lots of people took our picture. My Anonymous Volunteer Protester shirt is so sharp! I want an Adventure Time hat. We stayed until 6:30, then went to get something at Cafe Diem. Great guacamole, but I wasn't feeling great. Something I ate earlier did not agree with me. I left little stacks of cards along my way home. And that was Comicon 2011.