WizardWorld

Fortressofsolitude, SharkBoy (check out the new site!) and I wandered around the stalls at WizardWorld comicon yesterday. Seriously, dudes, change the name. It sounds like a Harry Potter cash in.

Much smaller than the massive FanExpo in Aug, this comicon was more personal and less stressful. Although the stars were definitely Z-list (Numerous female wrestlers who would let you touch their g-strings, the guy who played The Gorn in the original Star Trek, Winston from Ghostbusters, etc.) the booths were well spaced and not so claustrophobic as the big Expo. Prices were through the spectrum ($30 for a toy… er… action figure?).

Still, the day was spent in good company and I did manage to get a Japanese Star Wars remix t-shirt AND meet up with Doug, who I interviewed a while back here.

Here are some pics! Please enjoy responsibly.

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10 replies on “WizardWorld”

  1. deadrobot :

    postbear :
    do these people factcheck with any rigour?

    Obviously you’ve forgotten how rabid fanboys can get with facts. Though the prospect sounds like fun!
    I imagine we could get my Dad to dress up in a tux and sign autographs as “#5 party guest in Rosemary’s Baby” or some such appearance.

    i know the fanboys would nitpick; i was thinking of the event organisers.

    if your dad’s game, i’m in.

  2. Sharkboy: If that was Erin, then she’s had a LOT of work done.

    CB: No. I’m there to mock, outright (and be jealous of the really good ones).

    Sean: He coo-ed when I touched him. No not really.

    I and my compadres admit that this show was much more “muscle-y” and “bear-y” than previous fan expos. There were a lot of handsome hairy guys there.

  3. postbear :
    do these people factcheck with any rigour?

    Obviously you’ve forgotten how rabid fanboys can get with facts. Though the prospect sounds like fun!

    I imagine we could get my Dad to dress up in a tux and sign autographs as “#5 party guest in Rosemary’s Baby” or some such appearance.

  4. do these people factcheck with any rigour? i like to think we could make some ridiculous costume (say a werewolf on stilts, but wearing spandex), create a convincing backstory for it complete with photographs, then set up a booth at one of these affairs. maybe two teams competing to see who could sell the most junk to unwary fans of the fictitious movie or television show….

  5. Fun times. Your Cobra Commander pic turned out way better than mine – the flash screwed up that faceplate, unfortunately. 🙁 Boohoo.
    Still the ghostly pic of Winston amuses me to no end.

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