Emerald City ComiCon 2011
Oh my gosh, how in the world do you debrief a comic book convention? Absolutely overwhelming with every type of action figure, superhero, geek genre, science fiction nerd and don't forget the incredibly talented artists...what a crush! This year Emerald City ComiCon was packed with, in my opinion, twice as many geeks and onlookers as last year. I was told there was more media coverage, as well. The line for photo ops with the 501st (Vader and his minions) was constant, as well as lines for popular artists and celebs like William Shatner (Captain Kirk, Star Trek), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker, Star Trek), and Brent Spiner (Data, Star Trek)...oh, and so many more. This convention is really starting to attract some big names. I do know that a few of my Star Wars buddies got to spend some down time with Mr. Frakes after the convention was done for the day...wow!!
(click on the slideshow to go to my Fotki album)
This year was a big Star Trek year - very fun! I did hear whispers that Mr. Shatner was not as nice as he could have been, especially for $70 per autograph (and more if you wanted a photo with the good Captain). Lots of folks forked out the cash, though, for the opportunity.
What a ride! The next convention to hit the Seattle area is Norwescon, a science-fiction con featuring costumes, costumes and more costumes.