|Me and Jonathan Frakes (Sunday I hope to see Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton there)|
Saturday at Comic Con is supposed to be the busiest, but after 3 days of going, it didn’t seem as crazy. Maybe I’m just getting used to the crowds and costumes.
I was just strolling around the main floor and saw a man signing autographs (which is very common), but I didn’t recognize him until I saw what he was signing, pictures of Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was Jonathan Frakes(hubby of Genie Francis of General Hospital fame), but he’d gotten older, gray beard, wore glasses and probably couldn’t fit into his snug one piece uniform any more. But this is what happens to the rest of us, not to the people who have been in our living rooms for years. They’re still young, handsome and virile (at least in our minds). After talking to him and taking the photo, I could still see the spark in the eyes that I remembered and all was well.
|From the reality show Who Want’s to be a Super Hero? (Me, me) And very nice people.|
The most disappointing thing was seeing stars like Katy Segal (Married With Children) and Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) and having them say no to photos unless I paid $30. I even offered to put them in the blog, but I guess that’s not worth $30 to them. And I suppose it was the way it was handled that was unsettling, because when I told both that I enjoyed their work, they didn’t even smile or acknowledge me. So instead, I have pics of some Comic Con fans.
I couldn’t get into a lot of the panels like The Office, Heroes, and Lost because the lines were hours long. People really camp out forever to see these things.
I was suppose to cover the Red Carpet event at the Hard Rock, The Wrath of Con, but I got bumped from the guest list because they were overbooked. I heard that MTV brought in a big group.Disappointing, but again, their loss.
|Savannah as Simi|
|Some of the tamer costumes|
One thing that surprised me was the fact that there weren’t as many giveaways as I thought there would be. It seems like a great opportunity for promotion, but almost everything is for sale and then cash only. And I’m all about the free stuff.
BTW, I’ve posted additional Drive By Videos at YouTube from the Stargate event. Click here to watch them.
Bottom Line: The foot masseuse never showed up, but at this point, I’m now dreaming of a full body massage. <sigh>