Another year, another comic con. Every year I say I'm not going back to the Denver Comic Con but the geek in me always brings me back. There was nothing there I was really looking forward to but it ended up being a fun time. My legs hurt from all the walking. Denver Comic Con always sells out.. so it is jammed packed. Since there was nothing my husband and I were dying to see we didn't go there and line up before they opened, we were able to just breeze right in. Which was really great since we are getting so much rain here and it's cold out. (This is actually the second time I am going to type of this post because it didn't save when I switched profiles).
We started our day walking the convention floor, which was jam packed. So Saturday we really couldn't get very close to the booths that day. We attended the Gwendoline Christie panel which was so fun. She is from Game of Thrones and plays Brienne of Tarth. During her panel she stated that when she was in acting school in London she was told that she probably wasn't going to get an acting jobs because of how she looks... HA! The way she looks actually got her some work. She talked about Star Wars a little.. not much. I am excited to see her in that role!! The audience wasn't allowed to ask any questions, probably because they would've only asked about what is going to happen on Game of Thrones and what is her role in Star Wars.
Next up we got to meet Jim Butcher
... who is the author of the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera series. He was so cool. Took a picture with each fan and actually talked to each person. All the book signings I've been to I was rushed through the line but this particular book signing was really personal. Butcher was all dressed up for the con... I wish I could find a picture on the internet of him walking around the con dressed up. My husband even had Butcher sign his badge to get into the Denver Comic Con.
Next up we got to see Manu Bennett
who is known from the show Arrow, Hobbit and Spartacus. This panel was just so fun. He is an amazing speaker. He talked about his nudity scene in Spartacus which was hilarious... to his role as Slade Wilson on Arrow. It was really interesting when he start talking about playing Azog in the Hobbit. He had to use motion capture for this role so he never actually got to act with the other actors. Manu got up on this chair during the panel and acted out how it was like to be on a Warg during motion capture. We also got to hear him talk about his role in the upcoming show on MTV called Shannara based off the book with the same name by Terry Brooks. I am excite about this show.. though it is on MTV so we'll see.
The last panel we got to see was Sean Astin
. Many of you know him as Samwise Gamgee and Mikey from the Goonies. He was pretty talkative. Though for some reason Denver Comic Con couldn't get the lights turned down even though he aske multiple time for them to be turned down. He simply wanted to see his fans.. how hard was it to just turn off the spotlights. At the very end of this panel Astin had us stand up repeat the Goonie promise... so now I am an official Goonie!!
My favorite part about the con was that I was able to sit in the Iron Throne. We has a chance to sit in the Iron Throne before at San Diego Comic Con but never got in line for it because the wait was 4 to 5 hours. So when we saw the Iron Throne at the Denver Comic Con we had to wait in line to sit on it. Highlight of the trip for me!
Oh wow! I would have loved to go to this. There were a lot of great things and people there. Fun fun!ReplyDelete
Run recap post! (totally worth typing up twice :D sorry it didn't save the first time though!) Jim Butcher seems so awesome! I'm not sure if I would like his books, but I love that he was so personable and even dressed up for the con! The pictures of you and your hubby on the throne are so great too - love your muggle shirt Angie, and your husband took such a funny pose!ReplyDelete
Nice! I remember you saying you wouldn't be going the next time (I must have been following you for ages, Angela! Much longer than I thought + it feels like!), but I'm glad it was worth it, this year! It actually seems like you have a better experience each time, which is so good.ReplyDelete
I'm glad that the people you went to talks from were all interesting/amusing and worth it and, I've got to say, the yellow of your nails is so nice! xx
Had a blast!! Definite highlights were meeting Jim Butcher and attending Manu Bennett's panel. Both were very personable; like Angie said, Jim took time to talk to each fan and then Manu had fans from the audience come up on stage with him. Awesome!ReplyDelete
Every year say I'm not going back but the culture there is just great. It's fun to geek out with other people who are into the same things as I am. We typically spend one night in a hotel that week which is also pretty fun.. makes a whole weekend away from home.ReplyDelete
Gaw it's the worst when it doesn't save. Blogger does that sometimes if I have the page open too long. I should've copied it before exiting out of the webpage but didn't think about it. HAHAHAH! My husband did take a funny picture. I wish we could've taken one together.. I was going to stab him with that sword.ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting on my nails.. I painted them just for the comic con that color. Of course they peeled off so fast. I am so sick of nail polish doing that. Ughhh... You know I do say I'm not going back but I guess if I can't get to the San Diego Comic Con I might as well go to the local con. Plus I do feel like local cons have way more cosplay then I saw at San Diego.ReplyDelete
I am starting to like smaller cons more and more. Especially after last year's San Diego Comic Con. Just not personable and too much of a hassle to do anything!ReplyDelete
I have been wanting to go to the Utah con. I wonder who they are going to have as guests this year??? I will keep my eye on it to see.ReplyDelete
Fun! I thought about going to this for about 5 second. I'll get to see Sean Astin in Sept. He is coming to SLC Comic Con!!ReplyDelete
So glad you went, looks like a blast! I love all the pictures :)ReplyDelete
This sounds like a lot of fun. We have Wizard Con here in St Lousi. It's only been here a few years but I have yet to go. I just can't do the jam packed cons these days. I just don't have the patience. I did go to a Star Trek convention when I was 10 and that was a blast.ReplyDelete
Last weekend I was at ConQuesT in Kansas City. I had the opportunity to see George RR Martin AND sit on the Iron Throne. This was the 2nd time I have taken the Throne. The first time was in Seattle a couple years ago.ReplyDelete
Terri M., the Director
Second Run Reviews
Oh this sounds fun. I went to the Cincinnati Comic Expo last year and had a really good time, so I plan to go again this year. I'm glad you ended up going and enjoyed yourself. Seeing Sean Astin would have been awesome, and Jim Butcher sounds great. I need to read his stuff~!ReplyDelete
Were you in town??? We should've met up! Sean Astin was fun to listen to. I think you will have a good time.. I saw you were going with the Utah blogging girls.ReplyDelete
Thanks!! It was fun!ReplyDelete
I think the small local cons aren't too packed. Maybe it's because I went to the San Diego Comic Con and that was jam PACKED. Nightmare packed actually. You should give it a shot if you really want to go.ReplyDelete
HOLY SMOKES!! This all sounds amazing!! I wish that stupid advertisement wasn't in the background of our throne pictures. I tried to edit it out and got lazy trying.ReplyDelete
I love that comic cons are becoming more and more popular. I think it really is a fun time to be around other geeky people. Of course there were some people there who took it a little too far.... but I tried to not be judgmental of them!!ReplyDelete
One of these days I will. When my son gets older I think he will love it. He likes to pretend he is the Flash.ReplyDelete
It was! Martin read one chapter (a Sansa one) from the new book. He’s very warm and talkative.ReplyDelete
yay DCC!! That sounds like a nice, almost relaxing Con where you get to do fun stuff but aren't pressured to be any one place or wait in line forever for the thing you HAVE to do. I had one of those at SDCC and it's one of my favorite years :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I'm going to the San Diego Comic Con next month and can't wait. I've met Manu Bennett and I was speechless (he is so cute lol). I say this is my last time going but my family just laugh (since that's what I said last year lol). But I'm pretty sure this will be my last since I want to go to the RT Convention in Las Vegas next year. But I love going to these conventions. The people watching and the pop culture is always fun.ReplyDelete
WOW.. I can't believe you had one at SDCC. Yeesh every time I go there stuff is happening constantly. This year it seems like there is nothing really even going to SDCC. All the studios are backing out. Kind of sad.ReplyDelete
How fun that you are going to SDCC. This year we are skipping because last year wasn't all that fun. I love going to conventions too. I am curious how Hall H will be handled this year. Those arm bracelets to get in last year were just dumb... everyone camped out on the concrete. Yuck. Do a post about SDCC I will be interested to know how things go!ReplyDelete
I hated the Hall H bracelets too! I don't think it helped the fans. But since this might be our last year I'm going to try to not go to Hall H. I want to walk around more and go to the smaller panels, but this might change when they release the schedule. I'll definitely post about SDCC!ReplyDelete