I know my posts have been pretty random and all over the place but hey, that’s exactly how Comic-Con is!
While I didn’t have that many celeb experiences this year, I will say one of the best was meeting Orlando Jones. I had the chance to meet him, along with Mel, while covering the MTVu Fandom Awards. You see, earlier in the week we had invited him to dinner with us. I had sent an email and Deidre had followed up with a tweet. When Orlando made his way to us in the (super small) Press Line, we called him out on not making it. He knew who we were! Not only that, his people knew who we were! His guy goes “The Cheesecake Factory girls, right?” It was hilarious. We then chatted about shipping, GISHWHES, and fandoms in general. It was such a fun interview! I mentioned needing to get a selfie and one of his people ended up taking the photo for us!
Again, he was beyond nice, as was his people. The fact they knew who we were was hilarious and will be a story I tell for years to come. Sticking with the “Sleepy Hollow” theme, they had a really neat set up outside the convention center. You could meet the Headless Horseman and take part in a virtual reality set up. They would take your photo and then you’d sit down and they’d put a VR visor and headphones on you. Ichabod was there to tell you a story and then the next thing you know, your view changes because your head has been cut off!
The woman who went before me had been screaming the entire time. I couldn’t stop laughing. I know, I’m a horrible person. But really, the Headless Horseman isn’t that bad of a guy! Just look!
Just another misunderstood “villain.” That same day I managed to visit the Marvel booth which is always a task in itself during a Con. They had Lola from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on display and I was able to meet Lorraine who works for Marvel and was debuting her Scarlet Witch cosplay!
She was really nice and I’m glad I was finally able to meet her in person. That really is one of the best parts of any convention! Granted, it’s easier to say hello at smaller events but if you have the time you can make it happen even at a large one like San Diego.
That’s it for this post. I think I might be able to knock out one or two more San Diego posts but we’ll see!