If I can just brag about the Avengers screening for one second: it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. It wasn’t just seeing one of my favorite movies on the big screen for the first time. It was in such a cool cinema with a bunch of fellow fans that cheer, clap, hoot and laugh throughout the whole movie; I’ve never been a part of something like that before...(Hit Read More To Continue)
The cinema itself has 8 film costumes in it, featuring such gems as The Riddler from Batman Forever and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s robe-like-jacket worn by Sir Alec Guinness himself. I mean that stuff is just priceless and awesome in general. To top it all off, Stan Lee had a (short) Q&A before the movie. His stories were funny and I couldn’t believe that he was sitting in the same room that I was. He joked about his wife smashing his typewriter he created all his characters on and how much it could be worth now on eBay if she hadn’t destroyed it. The only bummer was he didn’t take questions from the audience; it was a shorter moderated version of what they usually do I guess (according to what a girl next to me said.) Did I mention how kick-ass the movie itself was? I don’t think I even have to haha. This is where I felt the most at home, relaxed and part of the science fiction comic book community. I was amongst my people!
To sum everything up is difficult. It was a very eventful day, but extremely long and tiring. I don’t know how people go for 3 straight days, yet I can see WHY. There are so many people to see that you can’t cram everyone into one day unless you have to. Picking and choosing isn’t easy, but you have to make a priority list of people. If you go in willynilly you spend too much and probably waste a lot of time. It is good to have a general plan and idea of things you want to accomplish, but understand that not everything will work out. I lucked out a lot with my 2 surprise autographs but had a crappy time on the photo-op. I now know for next time what to do and what not to do. For the record, next year’s Con was announced during that weekend and it is expanding to 4 days. I’m considering going again now that I feel familiar and have an idea of what to expect (plus the cinema series is worth going to even if you don’t go to the Con itself). But everything depends on the guest list and travel to the city. I think if anyone is interested in going to a Con they should at least once, just for the experience. Every person has a different take. At the time I said I’d never go again, but upon further reflection I think I’d like another chance to do it. I might even dress up! I have a whole year. It could become my new annual thing. Anything is possible….
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I'm Sarah, an aglophile at heart with a sever wanderlunst and a talent for making chocolates.
Still waiting for my prince in a blue police box...