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Thursday, October 27, 2011

FanExpo Canada 2011

I've always wanted to go to one of these FanExpo events, so I finally decided that what the hell, I was going to cough up the cash and take a peek.  It was truly fascinating to see, but OMG - the amount of money you would have to spend to meet the guests is truly outrageous.  I had a fab time with Natasha and Jen, but honestly, not sure I would go again, unless someone I really wanted to meet was there, like Nathan Fillion or Bruce Campbell.  I could not believe how much you would have to pay to get a picture AND an autograph from one of the guests. I go to book signings all the time and never have to pay for their autographs (okay I buy the book - but tops that's $30 & well its a book for god sakes). Seriously Shatner wanted $80 for a picture AND $80 for an autograph - sort of turned me off the whole experience.  I did want to see what the picture with guest fuss was all about so I coughed up the $40 to have my picture with Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger).  The photo was fantastic and they organized it really well, but it was like an assembly line and I barely got to say hi.

The Horror fiction panel was fantastic and worth the price of the admission. Lesley Livingston was hilarious when we caught her eye in the audience and showed her that we bought her book.  She is always totally hilarious and a truly lovely and gracious lady.

As we were walking along these guys from one of the booths called us over to talk. Ends up they are the voice actors for Jake's favorite cartoon show, Jimmy Two Shoes.  They were so totally sweet and fun to talk to and they recorded (for free) the part of an episode that puts my 10 year old in total hysterics. I cannot thank them enough for this, it totally made my sons day!  Also got to meet Jeff Smith (Bone) and he also FOR FREE autographed Jake's copy of Out from Boneville and this Bone postcard we have.  Now I am like the best move EVER!


Guests
Larry Hagman
Cory Doran and Brian Fround (Jimmy Two-Shoes and Beezy)

HORROR FICTION: HORROR HEROES AND VILLAINS Panel
Lance Henriksen

Malcolm McDowell

Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi)

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) - you should have seen the HUGE crowds & screaming girls for him

Elisha Dushku (Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Check out the outrageous prices for Shatner - that's as close as I got to Shatner

John Astin (Gomez)

Another Eliza pic - she's so pretty & heard lots of nice things about her
 Vendors

Incredible Makeup &  Masks

My fav vendor - had Zombie Stuffed Toys
If I had money would have totally bought the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Library Set (yup I'm a geek)

Natasha's Vampire Bite Tattoo

R2D2 - he moved around too!

Geeky Pics of Me and Fans Dressed Up

Yes I'm a nerd - I was excited about this

These guys were fun!
My Vamp Bite Tattoo (Wore it to work today)

Fav Costume - Ilyria from Angel - she was intense

Very creative costume

Mal Reynolds & Inara Costume

Jayne costume - I WANT the hat

Purchases and Swag
$40 for this

Spent about $100 (Got 2 Free Books & other small swag)

My Fav T-shirt

In My dreams!

Had to get the Browncoat T-shirt & Signed book for Jake

2 comments:

  1. I think it would have been awesome to meet Eliza Dushku! I think she's pretty too and loved her as Faith in BtVS and I loved her in Dollhouse too!

    I debated on coming to this event, but thought that it would be too expensive this year. Maybe next year just to say I've been. LOL

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  2. Chrystal - her line was MASSIVE - would have like to say hi (which doesn't cost BTW) but way too long a line - It was definitely worth a look

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