Me and Scott Adsit
That’s not a hobbit. That’s a hobo and a rabbit, but they’re making a hobbit. – Bender, “Bender’s Game.”
For the fifth year, Stephe and I ventured to the wilds of Arlington, Texas to take in the spectacle that is Wizard World. This year was different in that, thanks to GonzoGeek, we were able to procure press passes. That opened up a whole new level of cooperation from the attendees and vendors.
The other new wrinkle this year was WW’s merger with Texas FearFest. This added a whole new demographic to the festivities. It also added some previously unavailable stuff to buy.
Stephe and I both felt that WW had suffered the last couple of years. Its the last convention of the season so its smaller. Its farther from the NE home of most of the companies involved. The lack of presence by DC and Marvel in recent years has been obvious and detrimental.
However, this year when we walked into the main room of the convention center we were pleasantly surprised. It was full. Celebrities, such as they are, lined the left wall. There were convention regulars Lou Ferrigno and Virgil. They were joined by the Honkytonk Man, Greg “the Hammer” Valentine, Peter Mayhew and a bunch of the girls from the new “American Gladiators.”
Turn the corner and there were the Suicide Girls in their scantily clad inked out glory. (more…)
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