|The ALPHA Booth|
On a side note: Scott Tepperman and I pledged our services to a fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity. 'Twas a slave auction. People bid on us celebrities to do anything the winner wants for 3 hours (Nothing sexual implied). Scott was auctioned off for 45 dollars... I was auctioned off for 50 dollars. All I remember was a loud, obnoxious, New Yorker yell out "Really?! For that?!" when I surpassed Scott's auction record. Of course the heckler was Scott, who else would it be? I tend to rub it in every once in a while, just to keep the man in check with who was worth more at the time.
At the end of the weekend, I walked away with my first taste of what it was like to be on the celebrity side of a convention. It was a great feeling, but I didn't let that get in the way of why I was there. It was all about ALPHA and making sure that questions about the paranormal were answered. Keeping the mentality that my job is 24/7 is one that I still carry with me to this day, as a full-fledged Investigator with ALPHA. If I could, I would go back to Panama City in a heartbeat. A slow-paced, Wrath of Con heartbeat, but a heartbeat nonetheless.