Friday, July 27, 2007

FROM 7TH AND MONTANA TO COMIC CON ...

Whoever said that "the Geek shall inherit the Earth" must have attended the annual Comic Con convention in San Diego, a comic book and entertainment confab catering to Klingons of all ages.  Kathy and I made the Trek from 7th and Montana to Comic Con today, intent on scoping out such new TV series as "Chuck" and attending various industry panel discussions.  Along the way, we met more eccentric characters than you can shake a light saber at.  Evidently, people flock to Comic Con from all over the country, dressed as their favorite Comic Book characters.  Kathy certainly seemed in her element, schmoozing with the likes of Dr. Strange, Jack Sparrow, "V" (from "V is for Vendetta"), a Spartan Warrior and an anonymous Ghost Buster.  Some of my favorite costumes, however, were completely "homemade."  For example, when I asked a man with wings whether he was promoting the ABC-TV mini-series "Fallen" -- a new trilogy about fallen angels -- he replied, "No ... I just have wings.  Do you have a problem with that?!?"  Later in the day, I made the acquaintance of a young woman who resembled a cross between Shirley Temple and Death.  "I'm a Death Maid," she said brightly from behind her surgical mask.  Where else, I ask you, would you find such an eccentric cross section of humanity?  I'll have to give the matter some thought tomorrow morning at 7th and Montana ...!  

5 comments:

gazker said...

I think you need to discuss this over a Half caff Grande latte tomorrow. Will you be going again next year? We have one of those things in the show hall of our local Mall. Last time the place was filled with Darth Vader look alikes
The one I spoke with had a lisp. 'MAY THE FORTH BE WITH YOU'.....It just don't sound the same does it?
gAZ ;-)

beckiepainton said...

so what happends if you get an itch when your in full body armour, how annoying would that be lol! Beckiexx

acoward15 said...

You can never have too many Princess Leias!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard

mpnaz58 said...

What an interesting life you have...and not just at Starbucks!!  First, Seoul, then San Diego...world traveler, indeed!
xoxo ~Myra

tenyearnap said...

I like that Medusa-woman headdress. That looks like something to wear to the teacher-parent conference. --Cin