Apr 27

Sat '13

Comic Expo 2013

Waiting in line for Calgary Comic Expo 2013Carolynne and Captain Canada!Peter and I had so much fun at Comic Expo last year that we decided to go again this year. We didn’t do anything very exciting like the panels, photo-ops or autographs, but we did spend some time looking around at the booths and celebrity watching.

I had a very exciting experience as soon as we walked in the doors. The entrance was right at all the autograph tables and so Peter and I were looking around to see if we could see any celebrities we liked. Wil Wheaton was right up front and we sort of stood there for a minute. He was just getting settled to start signing autographs and he looked right over at us. I gave him my best “live long and prosper” hand sign and he waved and smiled at me! It made my day. I was totally giddy for the rest of our time. I’m not even a huge fan of him, but it was this little interaction that was the highlight of the day. I also got a glimpse of Nathan Fillion (OMG awesome!!!) Weird Al Yankovic, Daryl and Glenn from the Walking Dead and Gillian Anderson. So I’ve had my fill of celebrities for a tiny while.

In connection with the Comic Expo, Weird Al Yankovic had a concert last night and I wasn’t going to miss it for the world. It was a mind blowing show, to say the least. It was my fourth Weird Al concert and it was unbelievable, just like the previous ones. Weird Al is the best performer I have ever seen. He had so many great song themes and the special effects were out of this world. Both Weird Al and his whole band changed costumes for almost every song. It was so cool. There were some funny Weird Al themed videos that played between each song so that we were occupied while they were changing. His dance moves were so wacky and he had so much energy that the whole audience was bouncing with excitement. He even ventured out into the audience for one of his “sexier” numbers, Wanna B Ur Luver. Although this wasn’t from our show, it’s a pretty good account of what went down in the audience during that song. Although he mostly played songs from his newest album, Alpocalyspe, he indulged us with some of his older, best loved songs as well. I definitely had a wonderful time and I would jump at another opportunity to see Weird Al in concert again!!

Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic

Oh I also forgot to mention that last night I met Marie, who is an online friend!! It is the first time I can remember meeting someone I’ve known online first. I met her online years ago because she owned a wonderful Titanic website (which is still around!). So it was actually her who spotted me and came over to talk to me. So cool and I hope to see her again some time. After all, we both live in the greatest city ever. We had to grab a quick snapshot of us together. The Weird Al logo is conveniently in the background too!

Carolynne and Marie

I definitely had a nerdalicious weekend and I am already looking forward to next year’s event!! Maybe Peter and I will co-ordinate our costumes and dress up together!!

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3 Responses to “Comic Expo 2013”

  • Cathrine
    April 28, 2013 @ 7:00 am

    That looks like so much fun! I’d be such a fangirl if I saw the celebrities you did, even if they were far away 😉 How cool that you met an online friend as well! 😀

    P.S. My boyfriend loves Peter’s t-shirt 😀

  • Lissy
    April 29, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    Some of my favorite geeky people! Awesome!

    And to your VHS conversion question, basically he hooked a VCR up to his computer a used a screen capture program to save the video and then edited it and burned it to a disk. But you don’t have to do any of that for the low price of $10 per hour of tape! Lol, though shipping from Canada is probably quite a bit

  • Cat
    May 11, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    I’m glad you had a lot of fun at the Comic Expo! I go to a lot of Anime cons, but I’ve actually never been to one for comics. I’ve been wanting to go to one though. That’s awesome that you spotted so many celebrities and saw Al Yankovic perform 😀

    That’s also cool that you met an online friend! I’ve only met 2 friends in person that I know from online, but one is such a close friend that we travel to see each other now 🙂

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