So as the title says, I’m a Geek and damn proud of it!
This week I had the chance to go to my first ever Fan Expo. For those that aren’t sure what that means, think Star Trek convention but not just Star Trek. Comic Books, Anime, Sci-Fi, Horror, etc…Its a bit of everything.
A couple of days before hand 2 of our close friends, B and A decided to come with us to Fan Ex, so we met at their place before heading downtown on the Subway. Mike was already there since he was judging and MTG even in the city the day before, so stayed at their place rather then drive home at 1am, just to turn around and head back at 7.
While waiting for him to get out of the shower and have some breakfast I took this pic…just because.
Not to long after we left to catch the subway downtown.
When we finally got downtown, and walked the short distance from the subway to the convention centre, it was off to wait in the long, long line to get our tickets. They had us heading down a very long spiral ramp down under the building. Along the way we caught our first glimpses of the dedicated costumed fans, and a few random messages written on the walls.
Finally after an undetermined amount of time we made it through the line, paid for our tickets and we were in!
After a bit of walking around trying to acclimate to the floorplan, we found the autograph area. Mike split away for a bit to do some trading that he had planned to do. While B and A went off to meet with Chris Sarandan (the voice of Jack Skellington in Nightmare Before Christmas as well as Prince Humperdink in The Princess Bride) as well as Nana Visitor (from DS9), I hopped into the line to meet Levar Burton!!
After waiting about 20 minutes, it was finally my turn! I know it sounds silly, but I was as giddy as a 6 year old at Disneyworld.
Next B and A went to meet with Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown fro Back to the Future) and have their DVD’s signed, while I took the opportunity to meet Nelson Ellis (Lafayette from True Blood). I love that show!!
After that we joined back up with Mike and had another look around. Bathroom break, quick visit to the ATM and picked up tickets for the John Rhys-Davis line.
B and A met with another actor that I didn’t really know (from Battlestar Galactica I think) and then we grabbed a quick bite to eat at the food court area.
After lunch we made our way back to the John Rhys-Davies line which was a crazy odyssey of a line to pay, then another very long curvy line to actual meet him.
I took A’s phone to get picture for them, while they chatted and had their picture signed, but he saw Mike and I hovering and taking pics, and offered us a handshake and a few quick words. He was a very nice man, who had a kind word for everyone through his line. I didn’t get his autograph, but grabbed this backwards shot with A’s iPhone.
After that we walked through all the vendors and saw a lot of really interesting looking things, and people. For example…
There were a few more, but I think that those pictures give you the basic idea of the wonderful wackiness that is Fan Expo.
It was a really great day!
After that we walked back to the subway to drop off our stuff and B and A’s apartment before heading to “Earth“, the awesome Indian restaurant a couple of blocks away. It was delicious as always.
It was all so delicious that a single helping was not an option. B and Mike also enjoyed their “Cheetah” beer, and A her Lechee martini.
After that it was time to head home.
We all had a great time, and I can’t wait until my next Fan event experience!! I have a jar all ready to start saving up.