Chicken Pox Alert From Dragon*Con Artists Alley

Third Half Studios, the creation of Lori Kishlar and Sarah Marks, produce hand-made products featuring what they describe as their ‘darling but subversive characters’. Such as Zombie Park, Bad Woods and Briny Deep.

They were exhibiting at Dragon*Con in Atlanta this past weekend. And that may be the issue. They write on Facebook,

This is an actual unfunny important announcement I need to make for anyone who interacted with me at my booth at Dragon Con.
This past Saturday I came down with obvious symptoms of Chicken pox. The incubation period is 10-14 days after exposure. I loaded in mid day Thursday so I do not know if I was exposed at D.C. Or exposed the weekend prior at Grant Park. Either way, if you interacted with me at D.C. you were exposed too.

I want to say a few things up front, I am normally meticulous about not being around people when I am sick and the idea that I have exposed fans to this is mortifying on a scale that I am not sure I can convey. I sincerely apologize if I have made anyone sick. I had no symptoms and had no idea, but I feel an apology is in order regardless.

The reason I have chicken pox is because I never caught it as a child even though I was exposed and for about a decade I was unable to get the vaccine because of a medical condition. After that condition was no longer an issue, I honestly forgot. The doctors office doesn’t offer it, unless you ask and I didn’t which was a failure on my part.

Yes I have reported it since I exposed people to this illness likely in the thousands. I reported it to the urgent care facility, along with where I got it and the groups I exposed. They should report it to the CDC, but I have also taken that step myself just in case they didn’t.

Allow me to apologize again.

Thank you for your attention.

I feel like I have a mild cold, but my face is currently paying for my sins.

Anyone who attended Dragon*Con who is not immunised against chicken pox and has symptoms consistent with early stages of chicken pox is advised to seek medical attention.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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