I first heard about Comic Con via The Big Bang Theory; Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj go to this event every year.
I had no idea this was an actual real event....
When I read in my local paper that Comic Con was coming to Australia for the first time, I decided I'd go.
Particularly when I read that TV stars from some of my favourite shows were also going to be there.
Sean Astin from Lord of the Rings;
Gigi Edgley from Farscape;
Ben Browder also from Farscape;
Jewel Staite from Firefly and Stargate Atlantis....
There were to be autograph signing opportunities at specific times, and photo with your star opportunities at specific times.
Other events were also programmed.
Entrance fee for Comic Con was $20, tickets to wait in line for an autographed photo were $30, tickets to wait in line for a photo of yourself with a star were $40.
(Entrance tickets can be bought online and when I saw how long the line was I wished I'd done that.)
Oz Comic Con is going to Melbourne towards the end of June, if you want to go, I'd suggest buying your tickets online so that you can get straight in without waiting in line to buy tickets.
The Hogwarts stand was a little too pricey for me, if I decide to go again next year, I'll be taking more money, that's for sure.
T-shirts.... (different stalls had different types and different prices)
There were people in costume....
There was a Storm Trooper standing in a plexiglass booth with an open side for people to step in with him and get a photo taken by their friends or by an assistant.
I handed my camera to a nearby assistant....
so while they were gone.....
You're probably wondering if I had a photo taken with the star of my choice?
Yes I did.
The photos are A4 sized, they're ready a few hours after the photo sessions and get laid out in plastic sleeves on long trestle tables while the crowd is held back by security guards and plastic chains, when they've all been laid out, people file through and pick out their own.
My photo was right at the edge of a table, so I didn't have to follow the shuffle through, I could just reach over and take it like several other people did with theirs.
It was a great Sunday.