Just Got Back From ComicCon

bossmoss's picture
March 18, 2014 - 1:04am
The family and I went to ComicCon this past weekend, and had a great time!  We got to meet a lot of famous actors, saw some amazing costumes, and generally hung out with other gamers & fans.

This Con had:

Sylvester McCoy
William Shatner
entire Next Generation cast (everyone except Picard & Tasha Yar)
John Ratzenberger
Margot Kidder
Jewel Staite (from Firefly)
Lee Majors

We were very lucky to be there all three days.  Saturday and Sunday were packed wall-to-wall, but Friday was kind of quiet & slow, and we got to actually hang out with several major stars!  Margot Kidder, who was a lot of fun, played with my youngest son.  John DeLancie told my kids a story.  John Ratzenberger talked to my kids in Italian & Hungarian.  It was extremely cool, and even kind of weird, to be hanging out with stars in a comfortable, one-on-one way like that.  Best con ever.

jedion357's picture
March 18, 2014 - 4:37am
Cool, last convention I went to back in the 90's was a Star Trek convention and it only had Shatner as a big name speaker and the dealer room educated me that slime was not limited to used car salesmen. It was a bit of a disappointment.

Sounds like conventions these days have stepped up their game. Wow, almost the whole TNG cast and John DeLancie! thats pretty cool.

EDIT: there was a girl at that convention that had real life honest to goodness pointed ears which shocked me back then though now I hear its becoming popular cosmetic surgery. She wasn't even in costume just wearing a sun dress and feeding a baby and you could totally see the blood vessels in ear fromt he sun shining through it. Freeky but really the high point of the whole convetion for me.

Guess I'll have to check out comic con when it comes back to boston.
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bossmoss's picture
March 18, 2014 - 2:09pm
I'd say it was definitely worth it.  The stars were great, but honestly we were lucky to talk with them at all.  Most of the time they had long lines, and each person had less than a minute with them.  The longest lines were for Shatner, Riker, Data, and the actress from Firefly.  We didn't get to interact with any of them.  Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher) was friendly, though.  The kids liked her.  Wil Wheaton (Wesley) had more people there to see him because of his current gaming & web presence than Star Trek.  He was actually extremely cool, and had some great stuff to say about gaming at his panel.

Highlights for my kids:
  - meeting Levar Burton (they love Reading Rainbow)
  - getting silly with Margot Kidder
  - having John DeLancie tell them a story
  - taking pictures of all the awesome homemade costumes
  - a Doctor Who puppet show

Karxan's picture
March 18, 2014 - 3:23pm
Bossmoss that is great. What a family experience that will have long lasting memories. I have never been to a con, but someday I will.

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Shadow Shack
March 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
I really need to make the San Diego Comic Con one of these days. Sadly that one has been overrun by massive not-comic related events like Twilight. Something tells me that's not the ideal market for me to offload my silver age books when Team Jacob is locked in a heated battle with Team Edward.
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Ascent's picture
March 21, 2014 - 8:08am
It depends on the Comicon. I believe you're referring to the specific San Diego Comic-Con International. Each Comicon is going to have its own mission statement. San Diego Comic-Con's mission statement is: "Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture." Now, granted, Twilight was not born in the comics, but it does have its own barf-worthy comic, thus it qualifies for the convention.
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Shadow Shack
March 21, 2014 - 4:30pm
Ascent wrote:
Twilight was not born in the comics, but it does have its own barf-worthy comic, thus it qualifies for the convention.

By golly, I think we have a means to relaunch Star Frontiers: publish a Star Frontiers comic.

Oh, wait...that infernal WotC copyright that gets no'd with each request. Instead of a twelve issue limited series based on the Volturnus adventure, perhaps a three issue barf-worthy tale from Zebulon's Guide that gets canceled after the first issue would cut it? 
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