July 2008 - London Film & Comic Con.
19th of this month I went to the London Film
& Comic Con again, I didn't mention it on
this blog right away because I wanted to get
some gossip from the Comic Con forums first
and see what other people thought of the show.
with my brother, I was dressed as captain
Picard with a shaven head and he went as Dr
Bashir. There were other people in Star Trek
costume too but not that many. I think most
of the Star Trek fans were waiting for Sunday
when Patrick Stewart was going to attend but
we could only be there on Saturday. :(
quite spacious this time, there were still
lots of guests and people attending but there
seemed to be less stalls this time. There
were still 1000's of things to buy if you had
autographs of Barbara Coles and Carrie Henn
from the Aliens movie, Carrie Henn is all
grown up now not a little girl like in the
film. It's hard to believe that Aliens is a
22 year old movie that came out in 1986.
lots of photos taken with other people and
cosplayers as well as the Tardis from Dr Who
and props from Indiana Jones. Data's head
from Star Trek was also there and I regret
not taking a photo of it.
some gossip from the forums, without naming
the Sunday there was a Patrick
Stewart chat and if anyone wanted to
ask a question they were handed a
microphone, there were so many people
there that no one would hear without
the microphone. A lot of people were
asking serious questions and some
usual light hearted questions. A
regular attendee of the shows asked a
question and received a reply then he
continued asking more and finally
said something like, "I used to
do this a lot", then Patrick
Stewart replied, "Really? What
went wrong?" Everyone started
laughing. When the man sat back down
he continued heckling at everthing
that was said but he had no
microphone so no one could hear apart
from all the people sitting next to
him who were very annoyed indeed. On
the forums someone mentioned that
they had to pay £25 for the Patrick
Stewart talk but couldn't hear
anything because of the heckling man.
Later on the forums the man
apologized and said it was because he
was on his own and not with his wife
that day that made him do it.
on the forums there was a section
where people could post their photos.
Two women posed with a male celebrity
hugging him from both his sides, one
of who had their leg up leaning
across his crouch. He had a bright
red face and the posting said that it
was a great photo despite the fact
that he was looking scared. People
made different comments about it and
other photos. My point was if it had
been a female celebrity and two men
were hugging her either side with one
of them leaning their leg across her,
while she looked frightened, would it
have been an acceptable photo?
time I'm going to take more money and get a
lot more autographs and action figures/statuettes.
I don't need more comics because I have
enough to last me for at least a year. I may
wear a different costume but it'll depend on
who the guests are. Wearing a Star Trek
costume with no Star Trek guest would be a
bit silly. I'm tempted to go as Dr Who but I
look nothing like him.
future I may be doing a book signing at one
of the shows but I don't know yet, it will be
at least next year if I do.
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