Comic Con/ Scifi Con stories.

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    Anyone into scifi conventions like Comic Con or other various conventions of such? If so any interesting stories? There's a comic Con coming up in May here in Omaha. Billy West is to attend for an Autograph session. His Fry Char. from Futurama is a big hit with Geeks. I intend to be there to meet him and see if I can get any questions in about Wiggy. :snicker:
     
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    Selfishly bumping :coffee:
     
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    A buddy of mine works at McCormick Place, the largest expo center in the country (I work there sometimes too) and got me a bunch of free shit from the last C2E2. Chicago's version of comicon.
     
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    Same here. I had an ex that was big into the cons and worked them on the staff she'd get me autographs of all the celebs that attended, free t shirts and novelty toys they'd give out for premium badge people.
     
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    Chekov is supposed to attend as well. I'm going to try to get his autograph while I still can after Spock kicking the bucket.
     
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    No autographs, the workers aren't allowed out on the floor unless someone needs another Internet line or something needs to be fixed, but I got a bunch of cool silk screened lanyards and all the badges left over and some comics and price guides.
     
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    Nice. I love going over the road to Cons as well. A lot of cute nerdy girls that live Dull lives the rest of the time of the year that want to party and screw these few days out of the year. @GaryPuppet should really look into it XD
     
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    I've been to C2E2, Wizard World Chicago, a big 1966 Batman reunion up in Michigan back in 2006. Really cool stuff if you are into it. Autograph prices were ridiculous. I had never met Adam West before so I paid $65 for an autograph and another $20 for a photo, $45 for Burt Ward's w/ photo and $25 for Yvonne Craig w/ photo. Close to $200 for autographs. I always wanted to meet Adam West (the 1966 show was my favorite as a kid) so it was a once in a lifetime thing but I would never do it again.

    Nowadays at the cons you can't even take someone's picture unless you pay for it. I got yelled at by Richard Kiel (JAWS) for taking his photograph and not paying for it. I just bolted out of there ASAP. :D
     
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    He lives near San Diego. They had a couple big newspaper articles about it last year with pics of all these chicks into that cosplay shit.
     
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    Man, the cosplay chicks are awesome. Nothing like a hot Power Girl or Wonder Woman to cause strange rumblings in my utility belt old chum.
     
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    Yes they are awesome. They make want to stroke my particle rod.
     
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    I might be able to get in free. I've been told by the boss to come down with my work badge, pay employee parking and walk in like I'm going to work. I've never tried it.
     
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    Hydrogen rod! :D
     
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    I have been attending San Diego Comic-Con every year since 95
    I have run into just about every peson who has ever done a sci-fi movie/tv show
    from Arnold-James Cameron...one of the best stories is when
    Bryan Cranston was walking around the main floor with 1000s of fan in a Walter White mask
    another time Johnny Depp was walking around in a bunny costume unnoticed by everyone
    seems like every year a famous person pulls of this stunt

    here is a picture of my friend helping him around

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    Oh fuck the San Diego one is legendary for Stars trolling. I'd love to attend that one some time. Bryan Cranston definitely is an overall awesome dude.
     
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    I saw the video of the Walter White thing. Didn't he French kiss the mask or something like that?
     
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    SDCC is a monster.. I long for the old days when you could show up and buy a ticket..
    I just had got this years 5 day Pro-Pass and fuck it is a royal pain in the ass..

    Last year's parking passes were a nightmare.. too many ppl try to log on at once
    I ended up getting charged over $600 because the system froze and charged me 6 times
    I got my money back but only after a few phone calls and threats
     
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    probably
     
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    Gotta try smaller cons bro. Btw I'm constantly drunk when I'm trolling the halls of the con. I rag on the awkward people.
     
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    SDCC sold out in an hour this year!

    I live in Davenport Iowa so it would be way too much for me to get out there and go but that's like the ultimate fanboy experience. You know they are going to have some huge Batman Vs Superman presentation among other things!
     
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