This weekend I volunteered at the Australian version of Comic Con which is known here as Supanova. It was a ton of fun and I’m so glad I did it. We worked two shifts and then got time off in the middle of the day to wander around.
Unfortunately my volunteer registration seemed to have slipped through the cracks and I wasn’t on the roster. Which meant that I wasn’t allocated one of the big names that I wanted, like my friends who got the Weasley twins and Inara from Firefly. Nonetheless I was in charge of the line for Richard Horvitz. People seemed super excited to see him but I was freaking out and frantically googling the guy to try and find out what he’d been in as I had no idea! He’s a voice actor and was pretty darn amazing. I enjoyed hearing him do all his different voices for his fans who all delighted in seeing him in the flesh. He was so sweet with his fans and really took the time to chat to all of them and make them feel special. I was impressed! The poor guy, his voice was starting to sound hoarse by the end of the day!
My joy of the day came when Admiral Adama himself brushed past me. Eeeek!! So exciting. Apart from the fact that he looked so old, it made me feel sad.
My personal thoughts on some of the guests: Summer Glau was absolutely gorgeous. Every time I see her on TV, I don’t think she is particularly pretty but in the flesh, she is divine!
Peter Facinelli (the Cullen dad from Twilight) was directly opposite me during his signing and was unbelievably handsome. When my line was quiet, I spent a LOT of time just staring at him in a creepy manner.
During my break, I watched a panel done by the Weasley twins. They seemed like nice guys and were old hands at answering any type of question thrown at them, either from small adorable children or creepy old women (I dread the day I will become one of them!).
I was very proud of myself as I didn’t spend any money on celebrities, I just had a great time peeking at them. I loved wandering around and seeing all the stalls but my favourite part- seeing the costumes. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was being pushed aside by a guy who was dressed as Darth Vader. I truly hope he just didn’t see me when he was wearing his mask- I hope he wasn’t getting too into his role as Vader because that’s really douchey.
Ghostbusters having a chat to Mal from Firefly, whilst Princess Leia (wearing ZERO underwear) hangs out in the foreground.
Every year I say I will dress up- and every year I forget until I’m at the convention! I made a vow that next year I would dress up. I got really excited when I worked out who I would be. I decided to dress up as Cersei from Game of Thrones and that way I can justify going all out on the costume because I can then wear it to the medieval fair when I go. That made me super happy!
This was my volunteer’s lanyard with all my pins :) I brought a pin for my ‘Send Something Good’ buddy. So many girls asked about my mockingjay pin!