A group of us Comic Fest committee members along with spouses/significant others met for a birthday dinner for Fest organizer and Comic-Con co-founder, Mike Towry and his son, Ryan, at Filippi’s Pizza Grotto in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego.
After more than a dozen of us (which eventually grew to nineteen) nudged our way through the front store waiting line we were seated at a long table in a back room, which is a terrible environment for any decent group photos. I got one usable shot, mainly because I only took two. The food is always great here and the portions are enormous. I had the lasagna/spaghetti combo which I’m pretty sure is my usual whenever I eat here.
There was no cake with candles so Mike asked me to take a couple of shots of him and his son blowing out straws in a bread roll, which I would then add flames to “in post”, hence the two fake photos.
It was loud and fun, and there were the inevitable work discussions about the upcoming 2nd annual Comic Fest in October.