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A little girl was born in 1988. She went through her childhood and good chunk of her early adult life never having seen a single Star Wars movie. Sure, she knew all about it… Vader is Luke’s father (oh, um, spoilers?), The Dark Side, Han Solo (young Harrison Ford… *dreamy sigh*), Chewbacca, R2…etc. and even a bit about the prequels. She had heard the name ‘Jar Jar Binks’ thrown around quite a lot, and knew that many Star Wars enthusiasts were not fans of this character.
She had watched and enjoyed Star Trek (TNG) because her father before her had been a massive fan. Although, she would hardly consider herself Continue reading
This year I was fortunate enough to attend the Philadelphia Wizard World (Comic Con) with a press pass graciously given to me by Steve Morrison (from the Preston & Steve Show at WMMR in Philly). I was also fortunate to have a great friend that let me live my nerd dream of meeting and getting a picture with David Tennant (of the Doctor Who fame).
Generally, after conventions I am exhausted. Glad for the experience, but also glad it’s over. This time was different. I’ve been to Wizard World a couple of times, but this year they’ve changed something and that’s a good thing. Perhaps it was the natural high of getting to see Billie Piper and David Tennant on a panel, or being responsible for getting friends ON a panel, but I’m not the only one who had this observation. Friends of mine that had also attended the convention (and are not convention rookies) agreed, Wizard World was a blast, and more importantly, wasn’t stressful or crammed. Sure, it was crowded, but what comic convention isn’t?
I was only able to go on Saturday and Sunday, the busiest days of any convention, and the main show room was actually breathable and I wasn’t bumping into people left and right like I normally do. Even kid’s day, which at NYCC is a nightmare, made me forget it was even kid’s day after a while.
Saturday morning I had arrived in Philly just as the doors to the Convention Center were opening. Although I was press, the lines for general admission were moving fairly quickly and surprisingly there wasn’t a line out the door. The Doctor Who panel was at 10:30am, and the room it was held in (Terrace Ball Room) seemed like miles away, but I finally made it, and got a decent seat by my friend Janice. I should have gotten there much earlier to get a seat front and center, but I was happy to be in the same room as my favorite Doctor and his blonde companion. For me, Doctor Who was Continue reading
There are a few good reasons why I was really excited about RI Comic Con 2013. First, it was really close to my house. But more importantly, it had an amazing and huge guest list. Here’s a list of just some of the awesome guests:
- Danny Glover (Die Hard of course)
- Billie Dee Williams (y’know)
- Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell Smith (both leads from Weird Science)
- William Zabka and Martin Kove (Johnny and Sensei Kreese from The Karate Kid… “sweep the leg”)
- Sam Jones (Flash freakin’ Gordon!)
- Sarah Douglass and Jack O’Halloran (baddies from Superman 2)
- Every single bounty hunter from Star Wars! (first ever together… collect them all!)
- Alan Oppenheimer (Skeletor, Masters of the Universe)
- Larry Kenny (Liono, Lord of the Thundercats)
- Jeremy Shada (Finn from Adventure Time)
- …and a zillion more. …a zillion.
Below are some cosplay photos from the Rhode Island Comic Con 2013 in Providence, RI, Nov 2-3. I’m Ming the Merciless being pictured with William Zabka (Johnny from The Karate Kid) and SAM JONES (Flash Gordon of course).
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Pictures from RI Comic Con 2013.