Today I attended my very first Comic Con. I’ve heard many, many things about the event. Mostly that it is for the creative, nerdy, geeky kind of person, especially those who love to dress up in character. I fall into some of those categories. My husband and I picked some t-shirts up before the event. He dressed like Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory and I wore a shirt that pays tribute to one of my favorite childhood fashion/music cartoon icons – JEM!
We decided to attend on Sunday, hoping the event attendance would be a little lower. And while I suppose it was, it was still packed! The event took place in two buildings in downtown Providence. There were SO many vendors, it was unreal. I was happy to see some authors there! We did a little Christmas shopping and enjoyed some Wild Bill’s soda.
Most of the folks in attendance were in long lines, waiting to have their photograph with celebrities. Others waited in smaller lines for autographs. I am not really big on autographs and I can’t name one celebrity that I am so wild about that I would pay $100.00 to meet. For a second I thought about meeting Tim Curry since I love him in Rocky Horror Picture Show but so not worth the money. We caught a glimpse of Meatloaf, Richard Dean Anderson, Levar Burton, Billy Zane and Dylan McDermott. Those were the only folks I really recognized.
Our most favorite booth though, belonged to photographer Jeremy Standring. He had a green screen set up and was superimposing customers into famous movie scenes or even the characters themselves. We opted for Star Trek! Beam me up!
Overall it was a nice day! We might try Boston Comic Con next year.