This past Saturday the manfriend and I had the chance to fully geek out at our very first Comic Con. While it was too cold and rainy to wear our costumes, we did enjoy ogling the celebs and everyone else’s costume like the true creepers that we are. Hey, it’s creepers like us that keep those celebs in business!
Here are some of the highlights from the Wizard World Comic Con:
Not only is Stan Lee completely brilliant, charming and adorable, but he’s absolutely hilarious. We had front row seats to the Stan Lee Q&A, aka the Stan Lee comedy hour, where his fans could pick his brain about anything from how he met his wife to his wonderful pieces of work. His responses were thoughtful, intelligent, and pack full of humor, which only made me love him that much more. He even had some wonderful advice for all us writers: Do what you love. Don’t write for everybody else.
Because Stan’s birthday is on the 28th, they surprised him with an awesome birthday cake, while the audience serenaded him with Happy Birthday. It’s hard to believe the man is about to be 91!
The excitement only continued when the Q&A’s started. We were only about 2 questions in when this young man took the mic and proceeded to say, “I love you Stan, but my question isn’t for you. It’s for my girlfriend.” He then proceeded to propose to his girlfriend who was sitting in the front row. Apparently, this was the 3rd proposal Stan Lee has witnessed! He must inspire geeks everywhere to unite.
The Captains – Bakula and Shatner
Scott Bakula and William Shatner shared a Q&A session, but somehow most of the questions were directed towards Bakula. I really enjoyed seeing the camaraderie between these two. They genuinely enjoy each other’s company and crack each other up. Just look at this photo of them laughing together.
Bruce Campbell vs. The Audience
Bruce Campbell’s Q&A was definitely a comedy session. He picked on the audience members, tore apart their questions, and continuously joked on stage. He even managed to get a few propositions in the middle of his Q&A. You go, Glen Coco!
A Boondock Saint – Sean Patrick Flanery
Sean Patrick Flanery is amazingly real, down to earth, hilariously funny and cusses like a sailor. He regaled us with gut-busting stories from his life and experiences on set, while also demonstrating a real appreciation for his fans. Flanery really knows how to fill a room with laughter.
Here are just a few of the awesome costumes I came across during Comic Con. Check out more photos on the Facebook page.
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Have you attended Comic Con? What were some of the best costumes you saw? What were your favorite panels? Leave me some love and let me know.