FanExpo 2009

This past weekend, J, Dead Robot, Sharkboy and yours truly met up for breakfast before hitting FanExpo 2009 at the Metro Convention Centre.  After waiting a half hour in line to purchase tickets…we then got into another line to just enter the vendor area.  About twenty minutes into THAT line, J and I decided that we should just jump into the line to see Leonard Nimoy instead (we’d had a small…miniscule…lottery winning that allowed us to buy mid-level tickets).   So we jumped into the other line and about an hour later, the great man appeared…

The talk was very entertaining and he was very nice.  I gotta say though, some people become complete douches when confronted with their favourite celebrity.  People have lined up an hour to see Nimoy speak, not to listen to you ramble on about stupid bullshit that is important to no one, save your pathetic self…knowattamean?
We also lined up to see Avery Brooks, who was pretty damn cool.  Again, one audience member asked a question that was literally 10 minutes long.  Sit down and shut up.  No one cares about some stupid essay on thematic terrorism you wrote in your mom’s basement while dreaming of actually kissing a real girl.

Unfortunately, with all the lining up and seeing people speak, we didn’t end up hanging out that much with Dead Robot and Sharkboy, which is a shame because I was looking forward to that as much as the FanExpo.  Anyway, there were loads of cool costumes (most of which I didn’t manage to take pics of) and lots of B-level celebs looking for a quick buck.  Sweet.

Full flickr set of photos here.

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~ by seangstm on September 2, 2009.

2 Responses to “FanExpo 2009”

  1. Meh! Plenty of other hangy outy things to do. The crowds were a bit much for idle conversations.

    Did you buy anything? I gots me a Frisky Dingo t-shirt!

  2. I did buy a cool Alien t-shirt and J got a Mighty Mouse one.

    I really, really, really want a model of the Enterprise, but I resisted as I’d been informed that Christmas was coming.

    😦

    I want one!

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