Kynt and Vyxsin had a great time at the Chicago Wizard world!
How has Wizard World Chicago been for both of you?
KYNT: Wizard World Chicago 2008 has been a blast! This is my fifth Wizard World Chicago, actually, but my first time appearing as a special guest. Vyxsin and I are honored to be here.
What difference have you found between being here as a spectator and being here as a guest?
VYXSIN: It is really interesting being on the opposite side of the table. It's really wonderful because we do get to meet so many people and you have a lot more time to talk to people. The only thing about it that's sad is that it's hard to get to see the convention for yourself. So unfortunately we haven't had a ton of time to go visit the other artists and vendors. We've had a great time. We're pretty happy.
What was being on "The Amazing Race" like?
KYNT: "The Amazing Race" was absolutely incredible. The program takes teams of two in a crazy journey literally around the entire globe in search of the one million dollar prize. I never imagined we would visit as many countries in our entire lifetime as we did in this one month. We went to places like India, Africa, Croatia, Lithuania, Ireland, Amsterdam...it was insane. The way I describe how you feel when you're on "The Amazing Race," think about when you're late for work and you're driving your car as fast as you can, your heart's racing, you're sweating, you're shaking, you're looking at your watch. That's how we felt 24 hours a day.
VYXSIN: It is, it's constant panic and paranoia. At the same time, at least for us, we were so excited every single minute we were on that race. It's like no matter how physically drained we were feeling, the adrenaline just kept us going and the excitement and general appreciation for what you get to do. This really was a once in a lifetime opportunity. We never really lost sight of that as we were running the race.
KYNT: Our mentality going into the game was that win, lose or draw, we were going to learn through this experience, savor it and just plain have fun. We really accomplished that because although we didn't win a million dollars, we won the adventure of a lifetime and that will be with us always. But really and truly, when we saw the advertisement that "The Amazing Race" was casting we pounced on it right away because all the time I would find out about a sci-fi or fantasy convention or music festival going on in another state, I would call Vyxsin up and go, "There's a great event this weekend, we gotta jump in the car right now! Let's go, let's go, let's go!" Although we hadn't traveled internationally, we were very adept at travel on the fly.
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Next up? Rosie's cruise up the New England coast!