Have I witnessed so many 3XXXL Otakus in one place, at one time, at any Calgary event.
… SO many males with long unkempt hair and gotees that perpetrate the 3XXXL-lacking-in-personal-hygiene-skills and so many XXXL females in corsetted (renfaire-esque?) outfits incapable of walking in modestly tippy heels. The other costume of choice was the butt assed naked, blue-skinned Avatar girls walking around. One blue-skinned girl I saw, NOT trying to be an Avatar recreation, was dressed in a really well made Mystique costume from X-Men. Strangely enough, I actually felt “normal-sized” amongst the ridiculous numbers of people attending. o_O;
Bright and early this morning, I went to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo for the first time in my life with The Hubbs & his brother B. I was impressed we got there as early as we did given that the doors didn’t open til 945am and I’m not generally a morning person.
This year’s lineup of guests, was pretty amazing, just to mention a few: Leonard Nimoy, Malcom McDowell, Billy Dee Williams, Brent Spiner, Aaron Douglas, Tamoh Penikett, Tony Todd and of course many, many more I’m not familiar with.
The Hubbs and I didn’t go for the autograph signings or the photo-ops, but B did for Spock & Data, which was okay because it gave us the opportunity to roam the floors to see what was out there. I did, on the other hand, get a pic taken of me and B with a voluteer Stormtrooper, which was alright.
For me, there wasn’t much to be had, but for twenty bucks a piece, I came away with a Nom Nom Nom Sammich Tee and The Hubbs found himself a Series II Night Elf Druid model. Other than admission (and a very large lemonade) we actually did very well by not spending money ^_^
Would I do a Calgary Comicon again? Mmmm… truthfully, I doubt it. Unless there were some Canadian Web Comic artists that were to show up, like perhaps Bear Nuts’ Alison Acton or if Von Allen (and his wonderful Moggy!) showed, I would consider it. Of course if there were a celebrity or two that I was totally excited to see, I would consider another visit, but overall I imagine this to be my one go of things.
And so, after spending three hours walking the Round Up Centre, I leave you my hard earned pic of the day:
A group of stormtroopers discussing things as a committee.