The Convention

I was at a comic convention with my friends, and having a fantastic time. The only thing that was starting to bug me was the sheer volume of “booth babes” the venue had payed to hang around all day.

“I swear, every one of them is just some skanky model who doesn’t even know who she’s dressed as. They just stand around as eye candy, and barely even talk with the guests. Why don’t they get some fun girls who actually want to talk to people. And if they’re just here to be skanks, the least they could do is put out every now and then.”

“Yeah OK,” said my best friend Joey, rolling his eyes. “Hey, I’m gonna see if I can find a seat for the Star Trek Panel, wanna come?”

“I’m more of a Star Wars guy honestly. Go on ahead, I’ll catch up later.”

After Joey left, a stunning woman in a Princess Leia costume stepped out from behind a display. “Yeah, not many of us actually know the lore. Although, after hearing how you speak, can you really be surprised even those of us who do try not to talk to you.”

“I’m sorry, I didn’t know-“

“Save it. Every time I come to one of these things people assume that just because I’ve got a pair of tits I can’t actually be into science fiction. Well, I’m definitely into it. Enough so, in fact, that I’m starting to drop the fiction entirely. Now, I think I can address some of your concerns.” She pointed her blaster pistol at me, and I was blinded by a flash of red light.


I saw Joey in the crowd leaving the Q&A and I sprinted towards him. “Joey!” I shouted at the last second before leaping into the air and wrapping my arms and legs around him. I felt him get knocked back by the blow, and almost go down with me on top of him. Shoot, that could have been fun.

“Uh, sorry, but who are you?” He said, setting me down in front of him.

I put my hands on my hips and struck a pose, pouting. “You really can’t tell? I’m R2-Double D2!” I bit my lip as he looked at me in astonishment. “Want to push my buttons?” His astonishment gave way to a smile as I grabbed his wrist and started leading him back to his hotel room.


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