Fan Expo journal time! (Part 1)Allllright folks, it's that time again, where you read through a basic account of my experience at some various event or another. Yay!
This time round, the event in question is Fan Expo, in Toronto!
For those of you who don't know, Fan Expo is a large convention consisting of retailers, events, celebrities, cosplayers, panels, and nerds in general, from across five different areas of nerd-dom, including anime/manga, horror, gaming, sci-fi, and of course, comics. It's essentially Canadian comic-con. For a full list of everything (and there was a pretty mega fuckton of stuff) check out the official website.
It was my intention to go get a bunch of autographs and pictures with different people, but alas, there were minor complications, which I'll get to in a bit.
Anyway, so I pull into Toronto (yuk yuk) on the Greyhound around noon on Friday, meeting up with Juls who just came from the Porter airport. We go to our quaint little bed and breakfast and unload our stuff, and head over to the Toronto Metro Convention Center, located right next to the CN tower, so it's fairly easy to figure out where it is
The convention centre was, of course, absolutely massive. There were three floors, two of them being the main floors where everything was. The bottom floor was the main convention floor, as well as an area outside of it where people hung out, took group photos with their costumes, etc. The second floor was where all the panels, Q & A's, and gaming areas were.
So our first day basically consisted of us meandering about the massive exhibition hall, looking at artists, trying out video games, and of course, as we did all three days we were there (Fri-Sun), we went and checked out the Rooster Teeth booth, with Kathleen, JoseJoe, Miles, Marshall, and Barbara running the ship. Despite the massive wall Sony put up in their booth right across, the RT booth was still getting decent traffic which was good to see.
We also went to check out the celebrity signing area. It basically consisted of a long series of booths with different celebrities sitting there signing autographs. The only hitch was they all cost money. And not a small sum either. To get something signed by any of them, the average cost was $30-40! Not to mention if you wanted a photo op ticket as well for a photo with the celebrity with a professional photographer, that would run you another $45-50! So that limited the people I went to see which I'll talk about more in the next journal.
After that long day, there was a big RT gathering for dinner that night at the Elephant and Castle on King, which was tons of fun and delicious.Stay tuned for more!
Just a small part of Tom Felton's ridiculous line.
So yeah, after some small issues that had to be sorted out, I am now officially going to Fan Expo! I will of course be travelling there with a certain someone, and will be coming into Toronto either Thursday night or Friday, but either way Friday will be the first day of the show I could go to. (Edit: NM about Thursday, rather not spend an extra nights cash on a hotel for no reason). I'm then staying until Sunday. So yeah, let me know if you're going, because all of us should have a massive hangout one or more of the days we're there, kinda like a mini rvbto!
I also have at least one goal while there, and that's to get Katee Sackoff to sign her BSG board game placard.
But yeah, other than that, I hope to see a bunch of you guys this Friday!
One month!So today I officially hit the 1 month online milestone. Actually I should be slightly higher than that, but a glitch knocked off 4 days or so a while ago, but I digress. One month online.
That's not just a member for a month, that's "I'm been logged into this site for an entire month's worth of time."
Now for some, this isn't a big deal. But I've only been a member of the site for about 4 and a half months. So that means that I've been logged in for roughly a quarter of my life since I signed up. Just ridiculous.
But you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way.
you all to death, and here's to another many more months.
Funniest things you will watchAssuming you're a fan of Star Wars. And if you are and haven't seen these reviews, you're in for a treat. These are made by a site called Red Letter Media and consist of roughly 75~ minute reviews of each of the three Star Wars prequels, breaking down how godawful they were. And if you liked them, be prepared to see them in a whole new light. I saw these reviews back when they came out a good while ago, but it's been brought to my attention that tons of you haven't seen them.
Many people will tell you that they found the funniest thing ever or whatever and show you like, a 2 minute clip of a bear running in circles. This is not like that. These are actually, in my mind, the funniest videos the internet has to offer, especially the episode 1 review.
Also, just as a note, these can get pretty strange. They are more than just reviews, they are also about the ridiculous and hilarious character of Harry S. Plinkett. You'll see. Just don't go in expecting fucking Roger Ebert.
Also, I would advise watching them in order, as there is a bit of a story. And again, I know these are really long, but treat them like short movies. Put the appropriate amount of time aside, and watch them. Trust me on this one. If you saw the prequels, you will not be disappointed.