Monday, 11 May 2015

As Promised, ComicCon Pictures


3 days, 19 hours on site, 40 000 people.  A great but exhausting weekend.  I was on the go non-stop, going to panels and workshops.  I actually didn't spend as much time as I would have liked wandering around the floor and seeing the different costumes and vendors, but it was still worth it.

This was my third year attending ComicCon, my second as a VIP, and I've learned to separate the actors from their roles.  Just because I'm not a fan of a particular series or franchise doesn't mean that seeing the actors involved won't be interesting.  Case in point:

 Brian O'Halloran
 And Jason Mewes from Clerks.

Billie Piper from Doctor Who.
Malcolm McDowell from Clockwork Orange.

The only Kevin Smith movie I've enjoyed is Dogma and I somehow never got into Doctor Who or managed to see Clockwork Orange but I enjoyed listening to them share their experiences.

Then there were the ones I've grown up with:

 Wil Wheaton
 Jonathan Frakes
 And Marina Sirtis, all from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
 Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca from Star Wars.
Nichelle Nichols from the original Star Trek.

As much as I'd like to pretend I'm better than this, there is a geeky thrill with being in the same room as them and listening to them in person.  Nichelle sang the vocals from the original Trek theme song, Mayhew talked about how hot the Wookie suit was, Frakes and Sirtis were having a grand old time together and Wheaton was hilarious.

Then there are the ones I enjoyed as an adult:

 Mira Furlan from Babylon 5, in my opinion, one of the best sci-fi shows ever.
Billy Boyd, from Lord of the Rings.  Who challenged us all to make potato scones.

I could go on for hours telling stories but instead, I'll share some of the amazing costumes I saw.

From Disney:

 Go-Go and Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6.
 Maleficent.
Belle.
Must I subtitle?  Olaf and Elsa
The full body suits:





Anime:


Random nostalgia:






And the 501st Legion and their Star Wars tribute:






And on the way home, I got passed by a DeLorean time machine.  I think that says it all.

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