For those who don't know, a comic expo is a gathering place for dorks, geeks, fanboys and fangirls of all types. The king of the comic expos would be Comic Con, which is held in a variety of metro areas throughout the year. Not only are the subjects, such as what I first mentioned, covered, but also board games, video games, science fiction and fantasy books and comic books (of course).
When we pulled up to the Expo, we saw a Ghostbusters car parked out front, which prompted my first geek-out of the day. Inside was a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (also Ghostbusters). And a giant Hulk.
Now, I was not all gung-ho to attend at first, but when I saw who one of the celebrity guests was, I was all for it! That celebrity guest was Billy Dee Williams aka Lando Calrissian from Star Wars. As a huge Star Wars fangirl, I jump at the chance to meet any member of the original cast. How many have I met? Well, after the Comic Expo - one! And let me say, the experience was . . . I could have gone without it. I guess it really is true - actors are not the characters they play. He was standoffish, quiet and looked like he couldn't wait for Mandy and I to leave his table. We said our good-byes and proceeded to look at yet another table full of fake zombie parts. I'm sure maybe he was just tired. He had been at the Expo all weekend and we went in the middle of the afternoon on Sunday.
But, one celebrity who made a huge impression on us was Theodus Crane aka Big Tiny from The Walking Dead. And let me tell you about BIG! When he stood up from the table to take a picture with us, I had to look up and I am not a short
|Mandy with Theodus Crane. They switched glasses for the photo. |
Rather fetching, if you ask me.
|Me taking on The Hulk . . . and WINNING! |
I totally kicked his butt!