This was my first comic con, and while I thought I was prepared for the crowds and the craziness that awaited, I quickly realized that nothing could have prepared me for the experience.
The Q&A with Sean Astin (The Goonies, Rudy, Lord of the Rings) was fantastic. When Sean walked into the room he said he was humbled that so many people showed up. It was wonderful to hear him share stories about the Lord of the Rings trilogy, including that he had to acquire a British accent in a week for his audition. He also talked about making The Goonies (and namechecked his Mom, Patty Duke, who accidentally threw out the memorabilia he had saved from the film). Sean told us his that the favorite film he’s acted in is The Colour of Magic (adapted from Terry Pratchett’s book), and shared his admiration for the author. To our surprise, Sir Terry Pratchett arrived as his special guest, and stayed for the rest of the panel!
|Alice in Wonderland characters, steampunk versions|
|With the Joker & Poison Ivy|
|A very sweet Spidey|
One of the big attractions at Comic Con was The Walking Dead cast, who did a panel on Saturday. When we got the convention center, they had a Winnebago and a guy that looked a lot like the character of Dale, sitting on top with binoculars. To make it even better they had zombies roaming around the parking lot in full makeup/costumes.
My favorite part of the convention was people watching and taking pictures of the cosplayers. You could tell that so many had put a lot of time and effort into their costumes. Drea and I had so much fun chasing down Captain America, The Ghostbusters, X-Men, Bane, Batman, etc. to ask them for photos. For an decidedly entertaining experience, I highly recommend checking out a comic con in your part of the country!
|Drea with Hawkeye & Black Widow|