I love volunteering at Comicons. I NEVER thought I would be able to put my love of volunteering to use at San Diego Comicon. Well, the spousal unit (SU) and I lucked out! We got on the list – and showed up to work!
We volunteered all 4 days of the con and the one day prior to the con. I put on 73+ miles on my Fitbit. The convention center was only part of the location.
The entire area surrounding the convention center had activities and fun stuff. I don’t think we saw ⅓ of it all. However, here is a bit that we did see:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
More famous people
GREAT photo opportunities
And – of course, like any good book nerd – GREAT comic books, authors and books:
I am sooooo glad we had this opportunity! We are slated to do it again next year. I might be recuperated by then!
I like to volunteer at various events in the Pacific Northwest. I feel like I am giving to my community, but I am also enjoying the heck out of myself.
One of the venues where I like to volunteer is in the Comicon arena! I meet celebrities, I pay zero dollars, and I get to see what’s new and interesting in the worlds of sic-fi and fantasy (and much much more). But, mostly, I get to hang with some awesome people – none of whom are celebrities.
While we are volunteering, we are not allowed to take photos, but without the shirt, I’m ready to rock and roll.
So, today I am at Wizard World Comicon and not posting. Therefore, I offer you a few photos from last year:
Okay – not that I’m counting (yes, I am), but The Walking Dead starts in 24 nights! I love this show for a variety of reasons:
The characters are deep and relatable
The zombie piece is that … just a piece. It’s more about how everyday people work through a very bad situation
The acting is fantastic
The characters are appealing and I root for them
The bad guys are not caricatures of villains
I really would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be an extra on this show, but it’s filmed in Atlanta. Not exactly around the corner. But … a girl can dream.
I met two of the actors at one of the comic cons that I volunteered at last year: Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker (whom I have loved as an actor for years). Here’s a picture of me volunteering with Norman Reedus. I was “crowd control” -> I missed taking a picture of the woman who brought her service chicken. Reedus was very kind to her as she asked him to pet her chicken.
This is the autographed photo of Michael Rooker that we got for our friends at Stanfords in Clackamas. They are all big The Walking Dead fans and they treat us very well, so we spoiled them a little bit. Michael Rooker was a very awesome and gracious guest.
The next month, we went to Emerald City Comic Con and met Danai Gurira (Michonne):
I’m really anxious for 24 days to go by… but they will soon enough.
Last year, my spousal unit and I went to Rose City Comic Con. And like most comic cons – this one was a blast. It was my first Rose City Comic Con and I got to see some great people. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford the autographs and photos, but I got to learn the ropes.
One of my favourite shows growing up was Battlestar Galactica. Yes, I am THAT old! So, I was able to see two of the actors from the original show at two different comic cons.
At Rose City, I saw Richard Hatch (Apollo of original Battlestar Galactica and Tom Zarek of the new rendition). His entire presentation was about how he wants to bring back Battlestar Galactica (particularly his Apollo). He even had a video that he made (which was a little cheesy). And that has been his riff for a number of years. I just have to say, with respect, let it go man!
Last year, at Emerald City Comic Con – I met Starbuck (Dirk Benedict). THAT was an awesome experience. Very nice man. He commented on my glasses (Dolce and Gabbana) and how much he liked them on me. Sweetie bear. He was my very first MAJOR crush on an actor. I gotta say – I’m not over him.
Funny thing – it was his 68th birthday that day (March 1). If I look that good at 58, I’ll be happy.
This year, I am volunteering at Rose City Comic Con. And it looks like I was assigned to Admissions. Look out people – I’m gonna see alllll of you!!
Okay kiddies! I am debating which of my new awesome shoes I should wear this weekend. The Henchmen shirts are long-sleeved red shirts (not brick red or Christmas red, but kinda blue-red, which sounds intriguing). So,
Number One? (bonus: HELLO KITTY!)
Number Two? (bonus: villains on the left shoe, X-Men on the right shoe)
I am working the Rose City ComiCon this weekend. I’m not sure what my schedule will be, but I am REALLY excited to be a part of it. There will be photos and blogging A LOT starting Friday (if I’m not too exhausted).
It is being held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. And it’s pretty inexpensive to get in ($30 for both days). Absolutely well worth it! I’ll be one of nearly 300 henchmen in red long-sleeved shirts. Look for me.