For someone like me, I grew up with a brother who lived and breathed comic books, toys, video games. I had heard of Comicon from television and friends that had gone. My sons middle name (one of the middle names) is named after the television character Angelus (Buffy, Angel).
I decided to partake on an endeavor that I had never done. I went to Comicon.
Everywhere you turned, you saw people from all walks of life dressed like their favorite: television character, movie character, comic book character, video game character. People were taking pictures of other attendees. Celebrities sat around patiently signing autographs, taking pictures with fans, and even some celebrities took pictures of their fans (like Wil Wheaton who tirelessly kept up morale and took pictures of his fans as they waited).
I have to admit, I met a couple of my favorites. Nathan Fillion (from Firefly and most recently Castle), and James Marsters (“Spike” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer most noteably).
Both very sweet. Nathan very tall. I even got their autographs and pictures with them. What a thrill. Stars I thought were as tall as myself (I’m not short), were petite little things. I even had the opportunity to sit in on a Q&A with Fillion and Jewel Staite (“Kayley” from Firefly). So funny.
Even running into a girlfriend out of no where made the day even better.
Thank you so much for the opportunity.
Made. My. Year. 🙂