After waiting, C2E2 had finally arrived, I had been looking forward to seeing this since last year. I got myself another 3 day pass, because well I was not going to miss out on anything.
I spent most of the day checking out the show room floor since Friday had the least amount of people in attendance. It was nice to check out many of the vendors and see what there was, which was a lot. I really need to hit the lottery because I want everything.
I stood in line with a friend who needed to get Jewel Staite’s (Kaylee from Firefly) autograph. While doing that I noticed that if a person’s line is empty than you can go up to them and say hi. I spent the entire time standing there checking out David Ramsey’s (Diggle from Arrow) line because I wanted to go over and say hi. Jewel Staite was very nice to my friend, but I think she might have had too much makeup on.
I was ignoring most of my panel notices that were coming up on my phone, because I did not have a high need to see all of them. I did make it to the Unmasking the Hero panel with David Ramsey, Jewel Staite, Eoin Macken (Merlin) and Raphael Sbarge (Jiminy Cricket – Once Upon a Time). I will admit the only one I did not know from this panel was the guy from Merlin, but that is only because I have not watched it on Netflix yet.
Well David Ramsey was hilarious, seriously I want to have drinks with this man, I might have tweeted that to him. He got most of the questions, which I was fine with because he was the most entertaining. Things I learned for Arrow, as of right now Diggle will not be Green Lantern, but it can’t be fully ruled out in the future. Yes, the team will of course go after Oliver, because come on they are not going to leave him there. Deathshot might not be dead because if you don’t see a body or in the case of Sara Lance you did see a body they could still be alive. The events of this season, especially what Ra’s Al Ghul has done has a direct impact on next season. He really was doing his best not to give anything away. Also if you were not up to date on Arrow, boy were their spoilers.
Jewel Staite was a bit upset that she was not getting many questions, but she did get the second most. She does live in Vancouver, she would love the chance to have a role on Arrow. We all need to hashtag #JewelStaiteforArrow or #JewelStaiteonArrow. I would be cool with her on Arrow, Summer Glau was already on the show, so she has a connection.
This was an interesting panel, because it was almost talking about how important the sidekicks are to the story. They do help out the heroes a lot, you know hero support but as we learned in Sky High they are heroes too, David Ramsey would agree. Also there was a proposal during the panel, so that was cool.
Most of Friday, I really spent walking around the show floor and hanging out with friends for a bit.
I really should not have stayed out so late with my friends, but I did. This caused me to get a late start, which was bad, the first thing I did when I got there was get in line for the Kick Ass Women of SHIELD because yea, I was seeing Agent Carter and Agent May. Nothing was going to stop this from happening, how about the entire con trying to go to that panel, that stopped me. I really should have left with my temp roommate for the weekend and seen Jason Momoa before hand because than I could have stayed in the room. I consoled myself with the fact that I can catch it on the live stream channel later. As of current time, that panel is not on the twitch tv channel. I guess I should have tried to watch the live stream on my phone while I was hiding by friends because I was unhappy I was not seeing that panel and because the floor was super crowded. I think half of Chicago was at C2E2 on Saturday, this might explain why I couldn’t get into the panel. Also I seem to have issues getting into panels on Saturdays, I didn’t do so well last year either, I must change this for next year.
I wondered the floor again with one of my friend and his friends, this had its amusements because he was dressed up as the Shufflebot from LMFAO and he played music. It was really interesting to see how people reacted to him, a lot of dance parties happened.
The last day of the con, I was on refusal to miss anymore panels that I wanted to see after Saturday’s fiasco. Well since it was not as crowded I was able to get a good spot in line for Game of Throne: A Panel of Fire and Ice.
This panel had Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) which is why I did not care if I missed him on Saturday because I was getting a second chance, it also had Finn Jones (Sir Loras Tyrell). We really did not get any spoilers, Finn is the only one of them who is on the show, he was refusing to give anything away.
Jason Momoa was hilarious, that was without his crazy hat that he was wearing because apparently that was his thing for the con, he wore a different crazy hat. Apparently Khal Drogo is not happy that Dany is cheating on him, he really would like for her to stop that. All of his loyalties are with her, he wants her to win and sit on the throne. Also he gave us a great reason for why Khal Drogo had to die, because if he didn’t than the series would have been over in 2 books, because Khal Drogo would have killed everyone.
I got to stay in the room, which was great because I got to move up a few rows so I could see Stan Lee. I was upset that I did not make in time for his panel last year so I had to make up for this year. As always he was amazing to see, it is Stan Lee, you can just tell how much he loves to be up there. At the end of the day he really appreciates his career and the fans that he has. Comic books were not the huge things that they are today back when he started. He honestly had no idea things would turn out like this.
Now he does wish that he had some bigger roles in the movies and shows, that is something he is hoping for the future. He has a TV show called Stan Lee’s Lucky Man coming to the UK and then it will be coming out here next year. He did say that he needs to make a cameo on the second season of Agent Carter. The last time I had checked it had not been renewed, so either he is hopeful or he just gave us some great news. He says there will be a Big Hero Six 2, come on its Marvel and Disney how could that not happen. I am happy that I was able to see Stan Lee, it was a great end to the con.
After his panel, I wondered around the floor for the tail end of the show and picked a few last min things.
I enjoyed my time, I do realize that I need to get to panels really early on Saturday, no getting there late. I do wish I had sat in a few more of the other panels, that is something that I did last year that I did not do this year. I will make sure to do that again next year, because some of the comic book and other panels can be quite interesting. I will admit, I was super social this year, I had social activities to do afterwards so that did cut into some of my time. I think next year I will plan for that a bit better so I can see a few more panels. Otherwise I was a good experience, Saturday is a good day to sit around or hide from the show floor because there is so many people there. I know that is great for the con and I am happy that they are drawing in so many people, but its crowded, so maybe a bigger space next year?
Until next con, which will be Wizard World Chicago in Aug.
A few of us Fangirls got to spend some time at the Comic Con and Entertainment Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention centre this past weekend, attending panels, meeting nerd icons (Stan Lee!), and buying entirely too much memorabilia for which I have no space to display…
But the main thing that I enjoy at cons is cosplay. This was my first convention in a while and, while I have a bitchin’ Wonder Woman costume from Halloween, I didn’t dress up, myself. Rather, I love people-watching, photographing some of the most elaborate, the gender-swapped, the creatively altered, and just plain cutest little superheroes and villains roaming the sprawling expanse of Nerd Mecca.