It occurs to me that I really haven’t mentioned anything good that happened while I was down in Houston for Space City Comic Con.
As I wasn’t there for the Sons of Anarchy reunion, my experience was only tangentially impacted by that turn of events (except to put me in a “waiting for the other shoe to drop” state of mind). And I did enjoy what I was there for: to see who and what I wanted to see.
For example, on Saturday morning, I got in Ron Perlman’s autograph line, and had a blast waiting for around 30 minutes or so for him to show up, and then maybe another 30 minutes to get to the front. He was great. Told him he needed to come back to Salt Lake City, and he agreed.
Went over to see the one and only Dirk “Lt Starbuck” Benedict to get him to sign my Starbuck Funko (don’t judge me). He chatted for a good five minutes with me and a couple people in line behind me, and he, too, said that he would come back to Salt Lake Comic Con if invited, especially since he only lives up in Montana. He commented that he had never been to an event that was so well-organized and well-run, and whose fans were so wonderful.
Then I made my way over to the table of the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker. What an incredibly nice guy he is. I told him that I had been watching the classic Doctor Who on TV for the last few months, and he was impressed that I have a wife who will watch it with me. He said that his own wife wouldn’t watch Doctor Who. I’m sorry I missed him when he was here in Salt Lake before, but he also said that he would happily come back if invited, and that the fans were great.
Also met and got a couple pics with Gigi Edgley of Farscape, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and countless other projects. She is a friend of my buddy, Russ Adams, is an incredible ball of energy, and is another Salt lake City alumnus.
So how’s that sit with all you Salt Lake City area geeks? Anyone want these three folks to come back to our little slice of geek nirvana? I know I do.
I did also buy some nice art by Jim Ferguson of “Making a Scene” (available on Etsy, as well). I love his takes on classic movie scenes. Hope he can make it back to Salt Lake City at some point, as well.
So, Space City Comic Con wasn’t a complete disaster, but I certainly have no intention of returning unless a major restructuring happens to prevent a repeat of the questionable/illegal activities of last weekend.
So, now I can look forward to Denver Comic Con in a couple of weeks. That is going to be an intense 3 days, so I hope I can keep up with everything/everyone I want to see while I’m there. If anyone is going to be there and wants to meet up, gimme a shout, and we’ll see what we can do.
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